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  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.

The Mississippiana collection tells the story of Mississippi and its people, culture, and literature. It includes materials about Mississippi history, materials by and about Mississippians, fiction set in Mississippi, material with Mississippi imprints, and material by authors who studied or taught at Mississippi State University.

Subject emphases include:
  • Mississippi history
  • Mississippi city and county histories
  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Civil War
  • Military history
  • Religious history and writings
  • Mississippi authors
  • Mississippi literature
  • Poetry
  • Music
Types of materials include:
  • Books
  • Pamphlets
  • Documents
  • Manuscripts
  • Photographs
  • Brochures
  • Broadsides
  • Posters
  • Prints
  • Atlases
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Journals
  • Microfilm
  • Microfiche
  • Audiovisual material

For more information:

Fred Smith, Coordinator of Rare Books