Family histories, local record transcriptions and histories, and other useful volumes for tracing family history, as well as a growing genealogy index of books, microforms, and periodical articles listed by surname or locality.
Collections held by the Manuscripts division primarily document Mississippi from the early 19th century to the present. Types of records include individual and family papers, business records, architectural drawings, audio-visual recordings, photographs, maps and artifacts. Collection strengths include African American History, Agricultural and Rural Life, Civil Rights, Civil War, and Journalism.
Printed materials (books and journals), microforms, audiovisual materials (videotape, film, and sound recordings), maps, and vertical (subject) files, by and about Mississippi and Missisippians.
The official repository for University files, publications, photographs, audio/visual materials, and memorabilia.