COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Library Information

The library is open to MUW and MSMS students, faculty, and staff via swipe card access, and to the public by appointment. Masks and social distancing are required. Contact-free curbside pickup of books is available upon request. The physical building will be closed for cleaning purposes on Fridays and Saturdays, but the 24hr lab will be open seven days a week. See our COVID Library Info guide for more information.

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Please Contact the Archives in Advance, So We Can Pull Your Materials

You can search to find materials to request on our Finding Aids page. We also have a print vertical file and photograph collection available to browse in the reading room. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule an appointment.

What to Bring and What Not to Bring on Your Visit

pencil on paper in front of archival boxTools allowed in the archives' reading room include:

  • pencils and paper

  • laptop computers

  • tablets and smartphones (silenced please)

  • cameras (no flash photography)

However, the following items will need to be stowed while using the archives:

  • ink pens

  • bags and purses

  • laptop cases

  • coats and jackets

Please do not bring food or drinks, even water, into the reading room.

Copying Materials

Archives and Special Collections staff can digitize or print a limited number of requested materials for visitors. Staff can create .pdf images of documents or .jpg/.tif images of photographs, but will only create up to 10 images or prints per visit due to time and staffing constraints.

Visitors may bring cameras to photograph materials on their own, but use of flash photography is prohibited, as exposure to intense light is damaging to archival holdings.

Use and Copyright

Unless otherwise noted, the records of the Beulah Culbertson Archives and Special Collections may be used for research purposes. Mississippi University for Women holds the copyright for most of the materials in the archives. For the others (e.g., published books, copies of original documents), the user is responsible for obtaining permission to publish or exhibit the items. Please use our preferred citation when citing sources from the archives. Users desiring to publish or exhibit material from the archives must first seek permission in writing from the Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist.

Beulah Culbertson Archives and Special Collections

Beulah Culbertson Archives and Special Collections

Vic Jones
Archives and Special Collections Librarian

2nd Floor Fant Memorial Library
Phone: (662) 241-7601
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.