About MSU LibrariesGiving to the Mississippi State University Libraries
Funding Priority: Acquire, digitize, and enhance unique and rare collections
MSU Libraries' Special Collections and the Congressional and Political Research Center contain significant and unique collections of original documents, correspondence, pamphlets, and memorabilia that document the history of the University, Mississippi, the Southeast, and the nation. Through these collections, historians can research a variety of topics, including Mississippi rural and agricultural life, the American Civil War and Reconstruction, civil rights, African American history, politics, and much more.
Your support will enable MSU Libraries to enhance researcher opportunities by acquiring and digitizing more collections.
Donation of Materials
Special Collections welcomes gifts of books, maps, photographs, manuscripts, archival records and other materials, published and unpublished, that document Mississippi history and culture and the history of Mississippi State University.
For more information about donating individual, family, or organizational materials to archival repositories, consult the Society of American Archivists:
- Donating Your Personal or Family Records to a Repository
- Donating Your Organization's Records to a Repository
- A Guide to Deeds of Gift
To donate to Special Collections, please contact Frances Coleman, Dean of Libraries.