Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Photo Collection on the 3rd & 4th Floors of the LAB

On the third and fourth floors of the Liberal Arts Building at the University of Southern Mississippi are pictures that are part of a collection taken by Betty Press.  Betty Press is an acclaimed photographer and the wife of Political Science professor Dr. Bob Press.  
The pictures that are hanging on both floors are photographs of Africans doing different things.  In most of the photographs Africans are living life as everyday africans as well as photos of Africans doing different traditions.  It is a real benefit to go and take a look at the photo collection because it shows you almost first hand how africans live their everyday life.  
The collection is something that everyone should go take a look at if they have time too.  It is not a well known collection because it is in the hallways of the liberal Arts Building, but it is truly a great experience.   

de Grummond Collection at Southern Miss Cook Library

The de Grummond collection at the University of Southern Mississippi is one of the only collections in North America that is dedicated to children's literature. The main focus of the collection is dealing with American and British literature. There are over 1200 author's works in the collection as well as over 100,000 published books in the collection. If you want more information on the de Grummond Collection at Southern Miss go to their website

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cultural Report

I really enjoyed the trip to McCain Library. My favorite part of the trip was seeing the old pictures and book of the university. Also i enjoyed seeing the old king's and queen's chairs that were throughout the room.