Beulah Culbertson Archives and Special Collections
The Beulah Culbertson Archives and Special Collections at Fant Memorial Library holds paper records, photographs, scrapbooks, bound volumes, and other objects that document the history and people of Mississippi University for Women, the first publicly-supported women’s college in the United States. Our collections include, among others, the papers of Annie Coleman Peyton, one of the university’s “founding mothers”; the records of numerous presidents of The W from John Clayton Fant (1920-1929) through Clyda Stokes Rent (1989-2001); and a significant number of scrapbooks, memorabilia, and other materials donated by alumni and friends of the university.
The Beulah Culbertson Archives and Special Collections is located on the second floor of Fant Memorial Library and is open 1:00pm-5:00pm and by appointment Monday-Friday.
Students interested in public history can serve in the archives as interns by signing up for HIS 401. In this class, students participate in numerous activities to preserve the history of The W while gaining valuable experience in the field of archives management and gaining 3 credit hours along the way. Students and others interested are also encouraged to serve as a volunteer in the archives.
Archives and Special Collections Staff
Special Collections Librarian/University Archivist
Dr. Martha Jo Mims
Professor Emerita and Volunteer Archives Assistant