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 …

J.D. Williams Library Celebrates State Bicentennial with Exhibit

Observance also includes lectures, video series and more

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Archives and Special Collections in the University of Mississippi‘s J.D. Williams Library will celebrate a historic anniversary of the state with the exhibit “Mississippi: 200 Years of Statehood.” Mississippi was admitted as the 20th state on Dec. 10, 1817. The library will commemorate that recognition with an ongoing exhibit focusingRead the story …

UM Presentation Focuses on Eudora Welty and Hubert Creekmore’s Ties

Literary researchers to examine authors' literary and family connections

OXFORD, Miss. – Scholars will explore the literary and family connections shared by Mississippi authors Eudora Welty and Hubert Creekmore during a brown bag event at the University of Mississippi’s J.D. Williams Library. The event, set for 11:30 a.m. Oct. 6 in the Faulker Room, features a discussion by literary scholars Suzanne Marrs and AnnetteRead the story …

Best-Selling Author Michael Blanding to Visit UM

Lecture, book signing set for Monday evening

OXFORD, Miss. – The life of a map bandit will be the topic of a free lecture Monday (March 21) at the University of Mississippi when New York Times best-selling author Michael Blanding comes to campus. Blanding will discuss his latest book, “The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who MadeRead the story …

Oxford Conference for the Book Brings Variety of Authors to UM

Poets, journalists, scholars and readers coming to campus March 2-4 for free event

OXFORD, Miss. – Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, as well as first-time novelists, are part of the variety of legendary and debut writers hosted at the Oxford Conference for the Book, set for March 2-4. Poets, journalists, scholars and readers will visit the University of Mississippi for the 23rd conference. The three-day event, which is free andRead the story …

Retirees Association tours library

University Libraries hosted members of the University Retirees Association on Saturday, Oct. 3. Library faculty members Jocelyn Tipton, Alex Watson and Brian Young, along with Dean Julia Rholes and development of officer Angela Barlow Brown, welcomed the group. Watson presented a slideshow of the libraries’ history, and Young offered a demonstration of STUDIOone, the newRead the story …

B.B. King continues to inspire through Blues Archive

Celebrated Mississippian and blues legend B.B. King died in his sleep on May 14. The winner of 15 Grammys and a Presidential Medal of Freedom passed away peacefully at 89 after a half-century career of moving audiences with his music and live performances. But the thrill isn’t gone; it can be rediscovered in the Blues Archive at the UniversityRead the story …

First English Ph.D. Recipient Honored

Kenneth Holditch lectures at Faulkner conference

The University of Mississippi honored its first doctoral recipient in English, Kenneth Holditch, during his presentation at this year’s Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference. Holditch, a professor emeritus of English at the University of New Orleans who earned his doctorate at UM in 1961, presented his lecture, “Growing Up in Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha Country.” He spoke toRead the story …

Archives gains addition to James Silver Collection

The University of Mississippi’s J.D. Williams Library has acquired a unique collection of notes written by author and former UM faculty member James Silver. Silver began teaching at the university in 1936 and served as chair of the Department of History from 1946 to 1957. He is perhaps best known for his work on the historyRead the story …