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05/11/2016

John Robinson Block The Mississippi State University Libraries Special Collections Department is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit entitled IN BLOOM: A Celebration of Botany and Horticulture.

Included in the display are a variety of treasures from the Mississippi State University Libraries Special Collections, drawn from the Manuscripts, Rare Books and Mississippiana departments, the University Archives, and the Congressional and Political Research Center. Highlights include an emblem book dating from 1590; two magnificently illustrated monographs featuring plants, butterflies and hummingbirds; and several photographs from both Manuscripts Division collections and the Cooperative Extension and Mississippi Agriculture and Experiment Station collections, held by the University Archives.

The exhibit is on display on the third floor of Mitchell Memorial Library. It begins in the case outside the Dean’s office, and continues inside Special Collections (open 7:30-5 PM Monday-Friday). It will be available to view until the end of July.


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