John Cofield’s Oxford & Ole Miss: Memories Of Oxford

Photo by Jim Hendrix Art

“A whole lot of people in this world never realize how good they had it until they are 20- or 30-something years out, longingly looking back. But for the sons and daughters of Oxford, Mississippi, we knew our special time in real time. Our minds hold the memories, and our hearts know that special feeling that’s all Oxford’s, all ours. But don’t look for it in the history books. Our Oxford cloth is not buttoned down yet. It is alive and well and can be found still covering the heart of Oxford — right there where it was spun — on our Square.”


John Cofield is a writer and one of Oxford’s leading folk historians. He is the son of renowned university photographer, Jack Cofield. His grandfather, J.R. “Colonel” Cofield, was William Faulkner’s personal photographer and for decades was the Ole Miss yearbook photographer. Cofield attended Ole Miss as well.

Stay tuned for more information on Cofield’s forthcoming book: Oxford, Mississippi ~ The Cofield Collection — a pictorial history book with John’s writing on the history to go along with the photos.

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