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About Special Collections

  Special Collections Operational Procedures

During the Fall 2020, Special Collections will be open by appointment only. The number of researchers will be limited to 3 per hour.

To reserve time in the Special Collections reading rooms, please contact or call (662) 325-7679.

Monday - Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm

See our donation policy to learn about donating materials to Special Collections.

Over 700 manuscript collections include individual and family papers, business records, architectural drawings, audio-visual recordings, photographs, maps and artifacts.

Individually cataloged print, audiovisual, digital and other items selected for their documentation of Mississippi and Mississippians, a significant number of which are Mississippi imprints. Other types of materials housed in the division include flat maps, newspapers, prints and vertical files of ephemeral materials, and the Libraries' genealogy collections.

Records created and collected by Mississippi State University, including presidential records, the records of administrative offices, colleges, schools and departments, official campus publications, athletic records, and university memorabilia.

Name Title Phone Email
Nekita Gandy Library Associate, University Archives (662) 325-7723
Vonkeishia Hyatt Library Associate, Manuscripts (662) 325-7723
Carrie P. Mastley Assistant Professor, Manuscripts Librarian (662) 325-6658
Jennifer McGillan Coordinator of Manuscripts (662) 325-3071
Jessica Perkins-Smith University Archivist (662) 325-3935
Fred Smith Coordinator of Rare Books (662) 325-3935