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University Archives Digital Collections


The University Archives is the official repository for University files, publications, photographs, audio/visual materials, and memorabilia.

 

Materials in the Digital Collection

Currently, the digital collection contains selected photographs from the archives, as well as documents from the foundation of Mississippi State University and its first two presidents. Photographic subjects include daily campus life, aerial views, sporting and other campus events, campus groups, visiting dignitaries, university administrators and faculty, campus buildings, and more. Highlights include photographs of 'Old Main' before, during, and after the fire that destroyed it, photographs of previous Bully mascots, images documenting the MSU – Ole Miss rivalry, and historic photos of classes from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

 

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Collections

University Archives Photo Collection

The University Archives Photo Collection contains photographs of campus scenes, events, buildings, and people, as well as important documents from MSU's history.

MSU Founders' Documents

In 1878 the Governor John Marshall Stone established a Board of Trustees whose mission was to establish an Agricultural and Mechanical College for the state of Mississippi. This digital collection contains materials relating to the establishment of Mississippi A&M (later Mississippi State University) and the presidencies of its first two administrations. The materials in this collection represent the earliest documents from Mississippi State University.

The Reveille Digital Archive

The MSU Libraries have partnered with the Lyrasis Mass Digitization Collaborative to digitize each volume of the Reveille published in print from 1898 to 2008. The Reveille chronicled the lives of the students of the Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College (later renamed Mississippi State College and finally Mississippi State University), throughout the institution's history.

MSU vs. Loyola 1963

On March 15, 1963, the Mississippi State University basketball team made history by facing the Loyola University Ramblers in the NCAA Tournament. Previously barred from participating in tournaments which featured integrated teams, MSU President Dean W. Colvard and Head Basketball Coach Babe McCarthy defied the "unwritten law" and, under threat of arrest, snuck the MSU squad out of Starkville and up to Lansing, Michigan. The MSU Bulldogs lost to Loyola (the eventual National Champions) yet returned home to Starkville to a hero's welcome. 50 years later, we honor the MSU and Loyola teams who participated in the "Game of Change."

Theatre MSU

The Theatre MSU digital collection is comprised of materials donated by the Theatre Department, the Blackfriars student organization, and Dr. Dominic Cunetto. The collection includes photographs, posters and programs from the various productions, as well as press clippings and scrapbook pages. The items can be browsed by production, date, object type, and director (when known). The MSU Theatre Department celebrates its 50th Anniversary in Novemeber, 2013.
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