Library’s Wish List

iPad mini

Support the latest library success: technology lending program. We currently have 4 iPad minis that are constantly checked out. These devices are preloaded with e-books by Mississippi authors and UM Common Reading Experience texts, as well as helpful apps like GarageBand, Keynote, Pages, and iMovie. There is a huge demand for mobile device lending at the library!

Cost: $300 for a new iPad mini


Historical papers digitization project

We would like to digitize the Locust Grove Plantation slave ledger and the 19th century UM board minutes. Together they constitute about 1796 pages (4 ledgers) and we estimate it will take about 30 hours to complete. The Locust Grove ledger covers the time period 1825-1845. This is believed to be a ledger from the Postlewait family of Mississippi. Samuel Postlewait entered the territory in the early 1800s and was a successful planter and a founder of the Bank of Mississippi. This ledger is significant for its slave lists with notations on marriages, births, and deaths. The UM Board Minutes consist of the earliest two ledgers (1845-1897) of the Minutes of the Board of Trustees for the University of Mississippi. Information contained include references to financial expenditures, student enrollment and activities, slavery, the onset of the Civil War, and numerous other topics related to the University.

Cost: $1,000


Windows Tinting project

Following up on the success of the windows tinting project profiled in this Keywords, we would like to continue adding tinting to remaining Library windows. WE have 10 windows of one size, which cost $550 each. We also have 2 windows of double size. Each of those would cost $820 each.

Cost: $550 per window (for 10 windows) $820 per larger window (for two windows)