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Jesse L. White honors parents with library endowment

When Jesse L. White Jr. began thinking about establishing a memorial for his parents at the University of Mississippi, he quickly settled on the J.D. Williams Library as the natural choice. “I’ve always considered the library to be the heart of a university,” said White, who earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political scienceRead the story …

Ambassadors promote library with events, projects

A small group of UM students has organized Library Ambassadors, a voluntary program that is raising awareness of the University Libraries’ resources. “The goals of the Library Ambassadors are to facilitate communication between University Libraries’ administration and student body, to represent and promote the library at campus events, and to advocate for and raise awarenessRead the story …

UM Archives Celebrates Arts and Entertainment

The University of Mississippi’s Archives and Special Collections is presenting a major exhibition of entertainment memorabilia spanning several decades and featuring items from three Mississippians who achieved fame as entertainment writers and critics. Titled “Entertainment Collectors, Authors and Critics: Selections from the Mamie and Ellis Nassour Arts & Entertainment, Stark Young and Herschel Brickell Collections,” the exhibitionRead the story …

Library campaign surpasses goal

The J.D. Williams Library’s crowdfunding campaign has surpassed its $20,000 goal to create a video-production suite dubbed Studio One. The campaign launched in March on the IGNITE Ole Miss website, a crowdfunding source that allowed anyone to donate. Ole Miss Athletics matched each individual donation, doubling each contribution. Studio One will make it possible forRead the story …

Library Launches Ignite Campaign for Studio One Project

With your help, Ole Miss students could soon have access to a brand new video and recording studio. Students have expressed the need for more technology in the University of Mississippi’s J.D. Williams Library; specifically, a place to create and edit video, as multimedia has become a constant in coursework. The library will launch aRead the story …

Oxford Conference for the Book Highlights Margaret Walker

Sessions are free, open to the public

OXFORD, Miss. – A National Book Award winner, popular television show writers and a centennial birthday commemoration are all planned for the 2015 Oxford Conference for the Book, set for March 25-27. Presented by the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture and Square Books, the 22nd annual conference is dedicated to MississippiRead the story …

Artstor Now Available

Worldwide digital database made possible through various donations

The Artstor Digital Library is now available through the J.D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi. The resource was made possible through different funding sources, including the University Museum, Department of Classics, Department of Art, Department of Philosophy, Office of the Provost, College of Liberal Arts and the Library and a private donor. ItRead the story …

New Civil War and Slavery Database ‘A Treasure Trove’

The John D. Williams Library has access to two new databases on the history of slavery and the Civil War, collections described as a “treasure trove of rare, unique historical materials.” The new databases are part of the American Antiquarian Society’s collection and are accessible to all UM students, faculty and staff through the library’sRead the story …