The Mississippi State University Libraries Special Collections Department is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit entitled ROOTS AND BRANCHES: An Exploration of American Democracy.
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, the Congressional and Political Research Center, and the U.S. Grant Presidential Library. Highlights include bound State Papers from the United Kingdom and the United States, correspondence of an early ambassador to Denmark, ballots from Mississippi and New York, numerous books by and about statesmen, editorial cartoons, and an array of campaign signs, bumper stickers, t-shirts, and other memorabilia.
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) and the Stennis-Montgomery Room. It will be available to view until the middle of November.