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 …

Archives and Special Collections Displays Jack Reed Sr. Gift

Aug. 23 event spotlights artifacts of the late Tupelo business leader, civil rights movement icon

OXFORD, Miss. – Selected memorabilia and artifacts belonging to the late Mississippi business leader and civil rights movement icon Jack Reed Sr. will be displayed this fall at the University of Mississippi. A display prepared from a larger collection of Reed’s papers opens Aug. 23 on the third floor of the J.D. Williams Library. ScheduledRead the story …

Couple’s Gift Honors Late Professor Charles Noyes

Harvey and Di Ann Lewis make donation to support UM libraries

OXFORD, Miss. – Harvey and Di Ann Lewis, of St. Petersburg, Florida, are supporting the University of Mississippi’s J.D. Williams Library while honoring the late Charles E. Noyes, professor emeritus of English. “Dr. Noyes and I had a very professional and personal relationship while I was executive vice chancellor and he was my associate viceRead the story …

Student-curated Exhibit Open at J.D. Williams Library

Display of artifacts spanning 10,000 years available for viewing through summer

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi anthropology students have curated an exhibit of stone artifacts that are on display at the J.D. Williams Library. The exhibit features a grasshopper effigy bead, arrowheads, chunky stones, axes and a ceramic human effigy from the Calvin S. Brown Collection, managed by the university’s Center for Archaeological Research. Brown,Read the story …

Davenport Gift to Support University’s ‘Seat of Knowledge’

UM alumnus designates J.D. Williams Library in estate plans

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi was once known as the campus where everybody speaks. Even today, despite smart phones and ear buds, Ole Miss retains its reputation as a place where professors know students by name and strangers are just friends who haven’t yet become acquainted. That personable atmosphere goes a long way.Read the story …

Special Collections Fall Lecture Series Begins this Month

Lunch lectures on varied topics slated throughout the semester

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Libraries’ Department of Archives and Special Collections will feature guest speakers on a variety of topics during its Fall Lecture Series. “I am so pleased Special Collections has such a distinguished panel of speakers scheduled for the fall,” said Jennifer Ford, the department’s head. “The presentations address subjectsRead the story …

Librarian Leaves Impressive Legacy at University

Gift provides access to vast database of government documents

OXFORD, Miss. – Veteran University of Mississippi librarian Laura Harper may have left campus, but her legacy remains in the form of a treasure trove of information older than the Titanic and far below the surface of Google. Harper recently retired after 45 years at the J.D. Williams Library, but she continues to have suchRead the story …

Randalls Establish Endowment for AICPA Collection

Fund will help UM to preserve materials and make them available online

OXFORD, Miss. – Lee Randall loves the University of Mississippi. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Ole Miss in 1971 and after retiring from Entergy as vice president and general auditor, Randall wanted to give back to his alma mater. Randall and his wife, Kathy, of New Orleans, have created the Lee andRead the story …