Exhibits and Events

News and Events

Read about recent Special Collections activities in Library Focus.

Current Exhibitions

  • Gene Taylor: South Mississippi's Choice for U.S. Congress, 1989-2011
    Through March 22
    McCain Library and Archives, Room 203

  • With Honors: Exhibits Curated by Southern Miss Honors Students
    Through December 2023
    McCain Library and Archives, Room 305

  • Invitation to Visit Two New de Grummond Exhibits
    McCain Library & Archives, 2nd Floor

  • Student Curated Exhibits Featured in Special Collections
    Through March 2024
    McCain Library and Archives, Room 305


  • Exhibits Online

    O'Keefe Family Archives

    Tudor Place, The Secret Dollhouse

    Susan Hasalo Sojourner Collection

    Ezra Jack Keats Award at the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

    From Iowa to Arkansas in a Covered Wagon: The Amelia Siedler Diary, 1895-1896

    Ezra Jack Keats: His Life and Art

    Madge Burney: Champion of the Lost Cause

    Seeing Red: Anti-Communism Efforts in Mississippi, 1944-1968

    Legacy of Dr. Joseph A. Greene, Founding Dean of the College of Business and Economic Development

    Sam E. Woods: Diplomat and Donor

    A Golden Past: Southern Miss Football Programs

    The AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection: An Exhibit


    Past Exhibitions

    Behind the Prize: Artists of the EJK Award Committee
    McCain Library & Archives

    Celebrate Spring with the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection and Beatrix Potter
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives, Room 305

    Student Curated Exhibits Featured in Special Collections
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives, Room 305

    The Imaginings of H.A. Rey: Illustrations and Musings of the Artist (1937-1971)
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives, Room 305

    “Now Preaching in Your City”: Religion in Mississippi
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives, Room 305

    Tribute to Author Richard Peck
    de Grummond Exhibit Room in Cook Library

    Student Curated Exhibits 2019
    Through February 2020
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives, Room 305

    The Humor of Syd Hoff
    Through March 2019
    de Grummond Exhibit Room in Cook Library

    Student Curated Exhibits 2018
    Through March 2019
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives, Room 305

    The National Organization for Women, 1980-1985
    Through March 2019
    1st floor Exhibit Cases, Cook Library

    Spaced Out: The Atomic Age of Children’s Book Cover Design
    Through November 2018
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives, Room 305

    Gems from de Grummond
    Through March 2018
    de Grummond Exhibit Room
    in Cook Library

    Mississippi Bicentennial: Celebrating the State’s 200th Anniversary
    Through February 2018
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305

    Some Hair, a Chew Toy, and a Grocery Cart Walk Into a Bar: Stories Told by Artifacts in Special Collections
    January - May 2017
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305

    Mississippi Pulp: Paperback Originals from Southern Miss' Special Collections
    January - August 2016
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305

    Back to School: Glimpses of USM History from the Archives
    January - August 2015
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305

    From Calvin to Rembrandt: Selections from the Sam E. Woods Collection
    January - August 2015
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305

    After Freedom Summer: The Civil Rights Photographs of Sue Lorenzi Sojourner
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305
    July 2014 - January 2015

    Isn’t it Romantic: Romance Literature through the Years
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305
    January - June 2014

    Living Through the Rebellion
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305
    August 2013 - January 2014

    Southern Judaism: the Mississippi Experience
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305
    May - August 2013

    “Food is Fun!” America’s Culinary Culture
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305
    January - May 2013

    Through the Eyes of Poets
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives 305
    April 2012 - January 2013

    Banned and Challenged Books - Issues of Freedom
    Cook Library Lobby Exhibit Cases
    March 2012

    Berta and Elmer Hader: A Retrospective
    The de Grummond Exhibit Room, Cook Library Room 203
    April 2010 - March 2012

    Vagabond Lover to Dallas: The "For Profit" Writing Career of Con Sellers
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305
    November 2010 - May 2011

    Charles F. Heartman: A Bookman for the South
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305
    May - October 2010

    I’ll Wait for the Movie: Media Tie-in Books in Special Collections at USM
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305
    January - April 2010

    Connecting Collections: A Collaborative Exhibit from the McCain Library & Archive
    The de Grummond Exhibit Room, Cook Library Room 203
    September 2009 - March 2010

    A Century of Service: The Mississippi Library Association Centennial Exhibit
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305
    August - December 2009

    Voices and Images of and from the South
    The de Grummond Exhibit Room, Cook Library Room 203
    April - September 2009

    Long Ago and Far Away
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305
    April - August 2009

    Seeing Red: Anti-communism efforts in Mississippi, 1944-1968
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305
    June 2008 - March 2009 

    Highlights from the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection Featuring the Donations of Mark Landis and Dr. Margaret Carlin
    The de Grummond Collection Exhibit Room, Cook Library Room 203
    Thru March 13, 2009

    A Place by the Sea: Tourism on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305
    January - May 2008

    Survivors of a Throwaway Culture: Railroad Ephemera and its Research Value
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305
    October - December 2007

    In Sickness and in Health: the History of Nursing in Mississippi
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305
    June - Septmber 2007 

    Isn't That a Pretty Picture? Illustration Processes from 1493 to the Present
    Cleanth Brooks Reading Room, McCain Library & Archives Room 305
    January - May 2007