Literary Collections

Archives and Special Collections Subject Guide

The collections described below, from the Department of Archives & Special Collections at the University of Mississippi, contain correspondence, manuscripts, and ephemera relating largely to the literary heritage of Mississippi.

Note: Twentieth Century literary manuscripts and letters may not be photocopied without the written permission of the literary copyright holders.


Ewart A. Autry Periodicals.  1950-1955.  Assorted periodicals with short stories by Mississippi author Ewart A. Autry.  Finding aid available online at (1 box).

Howard Bahr Collection.  1987.  Prospectus for Howard Bahr's Home for Christmas:  A Story of the South.  Finding aid available online at (1 box).

James E. (Jack) Bales Collection.  1950s-2004.  Research files and notes kept by Jake Bales while researching his books about Mississippi author Willie Morris.  Finding aid available online at (7 boxes).

Nevada Barr Collection.  1990s-2000s.  This collection contains manuscripts, galleys, notes, promotional publishing materials, correspondence, and other items concerning the work of this noted mystery author. Materials relating to several of Barr's published works are in the collection including Track of the Cat, A Superior Death, Ill Wind, Deep South, Blood Lure, Hunting Season, Liberty Falling, and others. Finding aid available online at (20 boxes).

Rick Bass Material.  1989-1991.  Press kits for Rick Bass's books Oil Notes and Winter:  Notes from Montana.  Location:  Small Manuscripts 1991-1 (Folders 18 & 25).

Hugh Lawson Bedford Papers.  1856-1861.  Handwritten volume of poetry entitled "Idle Pastime."  Location:  Small Manuscript 1978-5 (Folder 9).

Charles G. Bell Papers.  Corrected forward to Charles G. Bell's poetry volume Delta Return (1956).  Location:  Small Manuscripts 1979-7 (Folder 14).

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