University Libraries to Host Talk on Civil Rights Collections in Special Collections

News item published on: 2014-02-20 09:37:56

The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries will host a talk about the civil rights collections found in Special Collections on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the Cook Library Art Gallery (LIB 105A), located next to Starbucks.

Special Collections at the University of Southern Mississippi preserves and makes accessible a number of significant collections relating to the civil rights movement. These collections include diaries from civil rights volunteers, photographs from the Freedom Summer project, correspondence and documentation from segregationist groups and books about the movement. Jennifer Brannock, curator of rare books and Mississippiana, will highlight a variety of materials found in the collections and discuss their significance to civil rights research.

This talk is the final presentation on collecting areas in Special Collections at Southern Miss. All events are sponsored by Special Collections and The Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County. The talks are made possible by the Mississippi Library Leadership Institute conducted by the Mississippi Library Commission and funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

For more information about this talk or the lecture series, contact Jennifer Brannock at or 601.266.4347.