The John Grisham Room is a beautifully appointed room, exhibit area and conference suite on the third floor of Mitchell Memorial Library. Its main purpose is to provide a place where people may view materials and memorabilia from the writings and achievements of bestselling author, former Mississippi legislator (1983-1990), and MSU alumnus John Grisham. The Grisham Room is also the venue for many Library and University special events.
The John Grisham Collection consists of materials produced by Grisham as a Mississippi State Representative (1983-1990) and created as a result of his literary career (1989-2011). Legislative subject files include materials on such legislative issues as reapportionment, highway projects in DeSoto County, government attorney's, the Memphis International Airport, tort reform, educational reform, gambling, and energy rates. Correspondence from constituents and colleagues is also included. Included also are manuscripts of Grisham's novels, screenplays and other literary products, and correspondence, publications, broadsides, newspaper clippings, audio and video recordings, and other materials relating to his literary career. The Grisham literary files are restricted. For more information about the Grisham Collection contact the Manuscripts division of Special Collections.