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Mississippi State University Library's Digital Collections

Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:10 PM | Carol Green

Mississippi State University Library’s Digital Preservation and Access Unit is pleased to announce the following additions to our digital collections:

Lincolniana Statuettes (29 new items):  These statuettes are comprised of painted plaster or bronze, depicting Lincoln in various stages of his life, as well as other Civil War era scenes.  (https://msstate.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16631coll18/search/searchterm/statuettes%20%26%20figurines/field/class/mode/exact/conn/and/order/title/ad/asc)

The Charles J. Faulk Jr. Collection (1919 items):  These are photographs taken and collected by Charles Johnson Faulk, Jr. (1915-1990), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and executive editor of the Vicksburg Evening Post (Vicksburg, Mississippi). The photographs document numerous significant events and aspects of civic life in and around Vicksburg, including parades, Pilgrimage, fairs, pageants, community theater, businesses and prominent citizens. (https://msstate.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16631coll23/search/order/title/ad/asc)

Pamphlets from the Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (194 pamphlets):  These contain hundreds of original political tracts, speeches, pamphlets, broadsides, and other printed works from the 1830s to the 1920s.  Included are original printings of Abraham Lincoln speeches made in the Illinois House of Representatives, copies of the Lincoln/Douglas debates, General Orders issued during the Civil War, and Republican Party tract’s organizing African American voters during Reconstruction. (https://msstate.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16631coll25/search)

Dr. Todd A. Herring Collection (23 items):  Dr. Herring, a graduate of MSU, who began collecting historic material while in elementary school, and has donated a portion of his collection to Special Collections.  The complex collection contains documents and artifacts on a wide variety of subjects including Early America and European manuscripts, early American newspapers, plantation culture in MS and LA, and records of enslaved persons.  (https://msstate.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16631coll26/search)

Stennis Weekly Radio Addresses (303 items):  Part of the CPRC, this new

addition contains weekly Radio Addresses from the 1950-1970s, covering a wide range of political topics during Senator Stennis’ tenure.  (https://cdm16631.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16631coll27/search)

T.H. Smith Postal collection (3 items):  Mr. Smith was an architect and amateur postal historian from Jackson, MS.  These postcards, letters and other materials cover the history of the postal service in MS from statehood through 20th century.  https://msstate.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16631coll19/search

Rev. Kenneth Dean collection (6 items).  These items were created by people living in COFO safehouses in Jackson between 1964 and 1968.  They reflect numerous social movements happening at the time including Civil Rights activism, Vietnam War protests, and anti-poverty programs. (https://msstate.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16631coll24/search)

2 new Cultural Conversations videos featuring John Mitchell discussing the CAVS mixed reality lab and Charles Templeton discussing the Templeton Music Museum. (https://msstate.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16631coll21/search)

Mega Resources (12 items).  Photographs from the 2019 Mega Resources School Librarian Workshop conducted by MSU libraries. (https://msstate.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/search/collection/mmlevents/field/langua/searchterm/MegaResource%20School%20Librarian%20Workshop%202019/mode/exact)

Templeton Collection (316 pieces of sheet music):  From a recent donation by Chip Templeton.  This collection now consists of almost 13,000 pieces of beautifully illustrated sheet music, many of which are in the public domain.  (http://lib.msstate.edu/digitalcollections/templeton/)

Submitted by

Jenifer Ishee

Assistant Professor, Digital Archivist

Mississippi State University



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