Research and Instruction
Searching Special Collections
Searching for materials in McCain Library involves much more than browsing the online catalog. Non-book items, such as archival documents, are described in finding aids. The search box below will search all of the finding aids for the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, Manuscripts & Archives, and the Mississippiana Vertical File index.
order to organize, store and provide access to archives and manuscripts,
we create FINDING AIDS to describe each individual collection. For example,
if a person donates their papers to the archives, it becomes a "collection,"
and a finding aid is created to outline the topics and types of information
contained within that particular set of boxes.
Grummond Children's Literature Finding Aids
Historical Manuscript Finding Aids
Mississippiana Verticle Files
vertical file contains pamphlets, clippings and other materials relating
to specific topics and people in Mississippi.
Vertical File Index
Using Special Collections
Pay for Special Collections Services and Products Online
- Reference Consultation (What's this?)
- Class Instruction (What's this?)
- Guidelines for Use
- Request Reproductions
- Reproduction Fee Schedule
- Notification of Intent to Publish
- Publication Fee Schedule
- Borrowing Materials for Exhibit
Sample Loan Agreement