Housed in UM’s Archives and Special Collections are the notebooks and manuscript for author Barry Hannah’s novel, “Hey, Jack.” Author and UM Instructor Tom Franklin, who admired Barry Hannah long before working along side him at Ole Miss, shares what a gift it is to have these items.
The University of Mississippi is blessed with a wide variety of archival treasures that have been collected over the 162 year history of this great institution of higher learning. The crossroads of American history have often met here on this campus and left items that demonstrate the roles our professors and students have played in the history of this state, region, and nation.
We are proud of this collection and want to share it with the world. We hope this guide will be your map to find our Ole Miss Treasures. Please take some time to examine what we have and give us a visit.