Composer Donates Scores to Blues Archive

Larry Hoffman's music meets at the intersection of blues and classical

OXFORD, Miss. – Baltimore composer Larry Hoffman has donated a dozen of his musical scores to the Blues Archive at the University of Mississippi. While Hoffman has written many more works, the award-winning composer chose his blues- and American folk-infused classical compositions for the acclaimed collection. “It is with great pride that I donate theseRead the story …

Regional Library Agreement Leverages Access

UM enters shared agreement with two Louisiana universities through Government Publishing Office

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has joined two Louisiana universities in a regional agreement to enhance access to federal government documents. The agreement, created through the U.S. Government Publishing Office‘s Federal Depository Library Program, allows the university to share collection responsibilities with Louisiana State University Libraries and Louisiana Tech University Libraries. “A centralRead the story …

Cultivating Knowledge

University of Mississippi Libraries to receive multimillion-dollar gift

OXFORD, Miss. – Ralph Vance tries to talk about the late Bill Morrison’s generosity to the University of Mississippi, but the words catch in his throat. “We’ve all been meeting and putting our heads together about how to do the right thing with this gift, but mostly we just keep saying, ‘Oh my god: theRead the story …

UM Libraries Launches Space Exhibit

Collection takes visitors on an intergalactic journey via Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Mississippi presents “Space: Exploring the Final Frontier in the Archives,” an exhibit that will remain open through November. Housed on the third floor of the J.D. Williams Library, the exhibit features a wide array of materials and topics, including the 1973Read the story …

UM Libraries Launches ‘Roundabout Oxford’ Podcast

Monthly series highlights staff's interests, explores facets of life at university and in the community

OXFORD, Miss. – In an effort to inform and entertain area listeners about campus life and beyond, staff in the University of Mississippi Libraries has launched a monthly podcast series. The hourlong program is called “Roundabout Oxford.” Hosted on eGrove, the libraries’ digital archive, the podcast can be accessed at https://egrove.olemiss.edu/roundaboutoxford/. Organizers of the podcastsRead the story …

UM Manufacturing Face Shield Headbands for Health Care Workers

Center for Manufacturing Excellence, IDEAlab producing physical protection equipment for hospital

OXFORD, Miss. – In an effort to support local health care workers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, two University of Mississippi units are using 3D printers to produce personal protective gear that is in short supply. The Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence and the IDEAlab in the J.D. Williams Library are printing face shieldsRead the story …

Explore the Final Frontier in New UM Archives Exhibition

Special Collections' space display features 16 cases of fascinating artifacts, memorabilia

OXFORD, Miss. – From 18th century astronomy books and hand-drawn pamphlets depicting visions of interstellar travels to rare 78-rpm recordings of songs about actual astronomical phenomena, all this and more is on display at the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Archives and Special Collections. The exhibit “Space: Exploring the Final Frontier in the Archives,” inRead the story …

UM Library Launches ‘eGrove’ Digital Archive

Extensive new resource provides easy search to vast network of collections

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s J.D. Williams Library has launched “eGrove,” an expansive new digital archive that consolidates and houses the university’s collection of yearbooks, theses, dissertations and other digital media in an easily searchable location. The new platform is the university’s first-ever institutional repository, a central place to find a wide arrayRead the story …

‘Americans and the Holocaust’ Traveling Exhibition Coming to UM

Touring library display to arrive in Oxford in 2021

OXFORD, Miss. – The J.D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi is one of 50 U.S. libraries selected to host “Americans and the Holocaust,” a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped American responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930sRead the story …

Law School to Host Tribute to Sen. Thad Cochran

Contributions will benefit Mississippi students pursuing legal education

OXFORD, Miss. – Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has left a lasting legacy on the University of Mississippi, as well as the state and nation. To honor his many contributions to the state, the UM School of Law is hosting a Nov. 11 tribute to the longtime political leader and public servant. The event willRead the story …