Manuscripts Division

Manuscripts Division

The collections held by the Manuscripts division primarily document Mississippi from the early 19th century to the present. Types of records include individual and family papers, business records, architectural drawings, audio-visual recordings, photographs, maps, artifacts and textiles, including historic costumes. Collection strengths include Agricultural and Rural Life, African American History, Architecture, Civil Rights, War and conflict 1861-1945, Journalism, and Women’s History.


Browse the Manuscripts Division Collections:

Aaron Spell Papers

Alfred Benjamen Butts Papers

Alice Puckett Posey Collection

Ames and Hogan Family Papers

Andrew Bowles Holder Archival Collection

Ashley Family Collection

Baskin Family Collection

Blumenfeld and Fried papers

Boswell and Stevens Family Papers

Boswell Stevens Papers

Brand Family Collection

Broadside Collection

Calhoun-Kincannon-Orr Papers

Charles Johnson Faulk Archival Collection

CHARM Oral History Transcript Collection

Chickasaw Female College Catalog Collection

Citizens' Council Radio Forum

Clayton Rand Papers

Cobb Family and Related Materials

Daniel Williams Papers

Dantzler Lumber Company Records

Darden Family Papers

Delta and Pine Land Company Records

Douglas Conner Papers

Doy Payne Longest Collection

Drane Papers

Drennan Love Family Collection

Duncan High School Collections

Eldredge Papers

Emmett L. Ross Papers

Eugene Butler Photographs

Gale Carr Archival Papers

General Photograph Collection

Glass Negative Collection

Hays Ray Webb Collection

Henderson High School and Oktibbeha High School and Training School Composite Photos

History of Possumneck, Attala County, Mississippi

Hobbs Family Papers

Howard Hanlon Collection

Howard Langfitt Farm Families of the Week

J. Allison Hardy Papers

James A. Lyon Family Papers

James “Buddy” Goodman Family Papers

James D. Lynch Papers

James Knox Papers

James McKell Collection

James R. Atkinson Family Papers

James Scarbrough Papers

James T. Carlisle Family Papers

Jerry Boyd Jones Photographs Collection

John E. Rodabough Papers

Kelvie and Jewel Jennings Family Papers

Kenneth Dean Archival Collection

Lenoir Family Plantation Records

Levy Family Papers

Lieutenant Colonel Rollin S. Armstrong Collection

Lois P. Dowdle Cobb Papers

Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Collection

Luther and Fannye Rhodes World War II Letters

Margaret Valiant Collection

Martin Bates Law Firm Collection

Mississippi Forestry Association Records

Mississippi School Catalogs

Mrs. Estes Blocker and Mrs. Martin M. Miller Collection

Mrs. Henry Duke Watson and Mrs. Charles Wallace Papers

Nannie Herndon Rice Family Papers

North Mississippi Probate and Chancery Court Records Collection

Oakley Archival Papers

Poplar Springs Normal College Catalogue

Randy Bell Collection

Raymond Stiles Family Papers

Robert and Sadye Wier Papers

Ronald C. Moe Archival Collection

Rufus Ward Collection

Sanders, Lee and Sargent Families Papers

Shaw Family Papers – McKell Collection

Spring Hill Baptist Church (Choctaw County, Mississippi) Records

Steve Nash and Willie Nash Taylor Archival Collection

T. C. Wier Letters and Family Papers

Thomas Scott Archival Papers

T. H. Smith Collection

Todd A. Herring Archival Collection

Virginia Nash Collection

Waverley Miscellaneous Collection

William Neill Bogan, Jr. Archival Papers

Wilson F. “Bill” Minor Papers

W. N. Puckett Reminiscences

Zenas Preston Papers