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Departmental Information

Archives and Special Collections
PO Box 1848
University, MS 38677
3rd floor of the J.D. Williams Library

Open Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm (except holidays)


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

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.

For assistance with non-archival resources, see the following subject guides for the main library:  Political Science, United States History, Mississippi State Government,  and U.S. Federal Documents & Resources.

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.

Librarian Contact

Leigh McWhite
Political Papers Archivist and Associate Professor