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Mississippi State University Libraries' Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library features a new exhibit area with a trove of Grant memorabilia on display.

Among the displayed memorabilia are various portraits and a rare book of photographs from the 18th president's 1885 funeral cortege.
Among the displayed memorabilia are various portraits and a rare book of photographs from the 18th president's 1885 funeral cortege.

Items prominently featured in the Presidential Library exhibit include:

  • A letter First Lady Julia Dent Grant wrote about the White House wedding of daughter Nellie;
  • Grant White House china reproductions;
  • prints and portraits including ones of Mrs. Grant's father, Frederick Dent; President Grant's mother and father; and General Grant and his subordinate generals;
  • a reproduction of General-President Grant's death mask;
  • an extremely rare, grand "salesman's sample" book of photographs from Grant's 1885 funeral featuring the work of some of the era's finest photographers, Matthew Brady, L.C. Handy, and Frederick F. Gutekunst;
  • a desk originally in the U.S. Supreme Court used by two justices on the bench during Grant's presidency; and
  • a love seat and chair featuring designs commemorating Grant's military role in Mississippi created by Annie Coggan-Crawford, a former MSU professor in the College of Architecture, Art & Design.

MSU Libraries officially serves as host to the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, one of only five universities in the nation to hold such a distinction.
MSU Libraries officially serves as host to the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, one of only five universities in the nation to hold such a distinction.

This special exhibit is on display on Mitchell Memorial Library's 1st floor in a new exhibit area adjacent to the Libraries' Congressional & Political Research Center and University Archives and may be viewed during regular Library hours of operation.

For more information on the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, MSU Libraries' hours of operation, and more, please visit http://library.msstate.edu/.




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