Library Events Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Integration

Alumna Dottie Chapman Reed, research librarians offer historical account, new perspectives

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Libraries‘ Department of Archives and Special Collections is commemorating the university’s 1962 integration with two lectures and an ongoing exhibit. The lectures offer a one-of-a-kind historical perspective and new digital scholarship exploring the response to the integration. From the Depths of the Archives The materials lining the DepartmentRead the story …

Alumnus Finds ‘Win-Win’ to Support University Libraries

Wayne Drinkwater follows examples of former professors and mentors

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Wayne Drinkwater is eager to see his alma mater attract the nation’s top educators to its faculty, a goal he believes begins with enhancing the university’s libraries. “To attract faculty members and graduate students who are ambitious in their fields, we need to show them we have strongRead the story …

Transforming an Institution

Longtime faculty member Dr. Ralph Vance supports hiring an archivist for UM Library

OXFORD, Miss. – Having taught future doctors at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for 45 years, Dr. Ralph Vance understands the importance of supporting an education through research. “When I was coming up, we didn’t have internet,” said Vance, a 1968 and 1972 graduate of UM and UMMC, respectively. “You couldn’t just run homeRead the story …

Donoghue Collection Brings Legends of Blues to Life

Archives and Special Collections opens exhibition of memorabilia related to Sonny Boy Williamson

OXFORD, Miss. – Sonny Boy Williamson soap and incense, test pressings of Memphis Slim and Buddy Holly records, and a signed contract by B.B. King are only a few of the many items recently donated by the family of William “Bill” Donoghue to the J.D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi. A man ofRead the story …

Touring Exhibit Examines ‘Americans and the Holocaust’

Exhibition open to the public through Jan. 14 at J.D. Williams Library

OXFORD, Miss. – There is still time to learn more about the issues and motivations that influenced the country’s response to Nazi Germany and led to the Holocaust in a special exhibit at the University of Mississippi. “Americans and the Holocaust,” a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, is on display at theRead the story …

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 …