How do I find information about the manuscripts and archives collections?

The Manuscripts and Archives section of USM Special Collections holds more than 10,000 cubic feet of historical manuscripts and records, specializing in the Civil Rights Movement, the timber and railroad industries in Mississippi, the Civil War, USM university records, and other original materials associated with Mississippi history and culture. Among its holdings are the papers of Theodore G. Bilbo, William Colmer, Will D. Campbell, and Victoria Gray Adams, and the Herbert Randall Freedom Summer Photographs.

Finding aids to these collections may be found through the library catalog or through the Historical Manuscripts Web site. Some of the materials related to civil rights are also available online. These may be accessed through links in the finding aids, through the library catalog "Digital Archive," or through the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.