Updated: Saturday, 23 Mar 2013, 5:25 AM CDT
Published : Saturday, 23 Mar 2013, 5:25 AM CDT
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi is hosting an exhibit of some rarely seen treasures from the Department of Archives and Special Collections.
The exhibit runs through January.
Its highlights include a draft of "Absalom, Absalom!" from the William Faulkner collection; the papers of Bishop Duncan M. Gray Jr., former minister at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Oxford who attempted to quell the 1962 campus riots; the Civil War letters of Richard Bridges, a member of the University Greys, Company A of the 11th Mississippi Infantry; and selected 78-rpm records by legendary blues artist Robert Johnson.
Archives director Jennifer Ford says many of the items in the exhibit have never appeared in public before.
The exhibit is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, except university holidays.