Homecoming Featured in Fall Exhibit
Mitchell Memorial Library’s Fall exhibit celebrates Mississippi State University’s Homecoming tradition. MSU’s Homecoming was originally instituted as Dad’s Day in 1921 by President Hull, and was formed as a way for the faculty and staff to meet the fathers of their students and to allow the fathers the opportunity know the place where their sons would call home for four years.
Guest Speaker Talmage Boston
Boston will discuss his new book, “Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts About our Presidents,” during a 7 p.m. presentation on Sept. 15th at MSU’s Mitchell Memorial Library. The book is set for release in early September by Houston-based Bright Sky Press.
Orley Mason Hood Jr. Papers
MSU President Mark E. Keenum officially accepts papers of legendary Mississippi newspaper columnist and Vicksburg native Orley Mason Hood Jr., who died in 2014. Making the donation are wife Mary Ann Hood, and two sons, Tucker and Hunter Hood. The papers are becoming part of the Mississippi Journalism Collection housed in Mitchell Memorial Library’s Special Collections Department Manuscripts Division.
John Robinson Block Rare Book Collection Donation
The collection comprises 59 publications that are finely bound in 45 volumes—making it the largest known number of rare Mississippi Territorial imprints published prior to 1817. The donation was assembled from the private library of John Robinson Block, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Toledo Blade. The Blade and Post-Gazette, like MaxxSouth, are subsidiaries of Block Communications.
The Special Collections Department contains manuscripts, rare books, and other unique historical materials documenting the history of Mississippi State University, Mississippi, the South, and beyond. These materials are preserved and organized for the use of students, faculty and other researchers, and include correspondence; photographs; films; audio recordings; personal, family and business records; architectural drawings; maps; newspapers; literary manuscripts; artifacts and memorabilia; and MSU publications and records.
Portions of the collection have been photographed and are accessible through Digital Collections.
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