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Manuscript 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 sp_coll@library.msstate.edu or call (662) 325-7679.

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.

Browse the full list of manuscript collections, or consult our subject guides:

For more information:

Jennifer McGillan, Coordinator of Manuscripts

   (662) 325-3071             jmcgillan@library.msstate.edu

Carrie P. Mastley, Manuscripts Librarian

   (662) 325-6658             cmastley@library.msstate.edu