Mississippi State gets Lincoln, Civil War collection

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http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2017/06/21/mississippi-state-lincoln-civil-war-collection/415792001/

"STARKVILLE, Miss. — Officials say a large Civil War donation will transform Mississippi State University into one of the nation's leading American Civil War research destinations. Former Rhode Island Chief Justice Frank J. Williams, a nationally known authority on Abraham Lincoln, will donate his collection, amassed over the past 50 years, to the university. He was also key in relocating the Ulysses S. Grant Association and its archives to Mississippi State nine years ago."

https://www.starkvilledailynews.com/content/msu-receives-extensive-lincoln-and-civil-war-collection

“Mississippi State University is immensely proud to receive the Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, a truly unique and comprehensive collection that provides unprecedented insight into the life and times of our 16th president and the Civil War era,” Keenum said in a media release. “With this incredibly generous donation and their guiding hand in bringing what has become the U.S. Grant Presidential Library to our campus, the Williamses have made MSU one of the nation’s foremost repositories for research into this pivotal period in our nation’s history.”

https://www.msstate.edu/newsroom/article/2017/06/frank-and-virginia-williams-rhode-island-gift-extraordinary-lincoln-and/

"Considered the nation’s largest privately owned holding of Lincoln research and display material, as well as the country’s most comprehensive privately owned Lincoln and Civil War library, the Frank J. and Virginia Williams Collection boasts rare historical memorabilia; priceless artifacts; original, signed documents; ephemera; books published over a span of 150 years; and both original one-of-a-kind, and early mass-produced, artwork relating to Lincoln and the Civil War era."

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Are you sure your not confusing the State College at Starkville with the University at Oxford ? :bounce:

Just kidding.

Everyone has been perplexed about the amount of Grant & Lincoln archives ending up . . . (at all places) . . . Mis'sippy State.

(I'm only giving my rival Bulldog friends a hard time.) :smoke:

Seriously though, I'm glad all of these documents are being preserved.

In my opinion, MSU actually has a better History Department than my
Alma mater at Ole Miss.
It's the donuts, man. Honest Abe is becoming popular in Mississippi via donuts. (Or is the tamales?)
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That's the original Greenwood location in the picture, but I see from their Facebook page that they now have a location in Oxford!!
 
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