This subject guide outlines resources available in the Archives & Special Collections on the subjects of politics and government. Since the collecting focus of the department is Mississippi, most of the material relates directly to the Magnolia State. However, several of the manuscript collections also have national and international dimensions. Material dates from the eighteenth century to the present.
Other Library Resources
"Hail to the Chief!: An Exhibit on Presidents and Mississippi in Presidential Elections" is available online with full-text scans for many of the display items.
Presidential Debate Subject Guide was created for the 2008 presidential debate on the University of Mississippi campus.
Online tutorials describe the differences between primary and secondary resources as well as finding and using the Archives & Special Collections.
The library has created a searchable database on its Mississippi Newspaper holdings. Search by text, year, city, or county to find newspaper titles, time span in the library's possession, and a link to the catalog record.
(Some digital collections can only be viewed on J.D. Williams Library computers because of copyright restrictions. Check individual pages for availability.)