Piney Woods Digital Collection in J.D. Williams Archives



This 1923 letter seeks to raise funds for the Piney Woods Country Life School. Piney Woods was founded in 1909 to create educational and vocational opportunities for African-American students in rural Mississippi, and the school still exists today. To see more images related to Piney Woods, see the Piney Woods digital collection.

Since 1975, the primary purpose of the the University of Mississippi’s Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library. has been to acquire, conserve, and make accessible rare books, manuscripts, maps, visual and audio materials, and ephemera related to the University of Mississippi, the state of Mississippi, and the Blues. The Department of Archives and Special Collections invites patron visits during its regular hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, from Monday through Friday, except during selected University holidays. wishes to acknowledge the contributions of Kathryn Michaelis, Special Collections Digital Initiatives Librarian, and Head of Special Collections Jennifer Ford in the research and compilation of this new reader content.

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