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Special Collections

Mitchell Memorial Library, 3rd Floor

Special Collections preserves and organizes unique materials that document the history of MSU, Mississippi, the South, and beyond.

Manuscripts

Over 700 manuscript collections include individual and family papers, business records, architectural drawings, audio-visual recordings, photographs, maps and artifacts.

Mississippiana and Rare Books

Individually cataloged print, audiovisual, digital and other items selected for their documentation of Mississippi and Mississippians, a significant number of which are Mississippi imprints. Other types of materials housed in the division include flat maps, newspapers, prints and vertical files of ephemeral materials, and the Libraries' genealogy collections.

University Archives

Records created and collected by Mississippi State University, including presidential records, the records of administrative offices, colleges, schools and departments, official campus publications, athletic records, and university memorabilia.