Research Guides

These guides bring together a variety of related materials based on a topic, theme or type of material to reflect the library's holdings in that area. Lists primarily include materials held in Special Collections in McCain Library & Archives, which may be reviewed in the reading room on the third floor, room 305.

African-American Genealogy
American Indians in Mississippi
Bibliography of Specialist and Regional "How To" Genealogy Materials
Camp Shelby
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Civil Rights in Mississippi
Civil War in Mississippi
Digital Humanities
Ezra Jack Keats
Governors of Mississippi
H.A. & Margret Rey: Creators of Curious George
History of Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Kate Greenaway
The Natchez Trace
Preservation and Conservation of Books, Paper, and Media
Primary Sources in Mississippi
Railroad History
Religion in Mississippi
Research Topics in Special Collections
Science in the Archives
Sources of Biographical Information about Mississippians
Southern Jewish History
Southern Miss History
State Documents
Timber and Lumber Industries in Mississippi
UFOs and the Pascagoula Alien Abduction
Victorian Children's Literature
Vietnam War
Welcome to Special Collections
World War I
World War II


In Special Collections, there are a number of unique collections that do not translate well in an online catalog. For telephone and city directories, the indices provide a list of volumes in Special Collections by city, date, and volume. The vertical file indices provide researchers with the titles of folders relating to genealogical topics and the history of Mississippi.

Mississippi Telephone Directories
Mississippi City Directories
Mississippiana Vertical Files
Genealogy Vertical Files