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Attorney John W. Barrett Donates to the Civil War Library

John W. “Don” Barrett graduated from The University of Mississippi with a great appreciation of history and the ability to write well – both of which have figured prominently into his successful legal career. Now he’s saluting a professor who influenced him with a $100,000 gift. The Lexington attorney is providing the lead gift for […]


Retired Physician, ‘Patron of Archaeology’ Provides $100,000 Gift for Three Programs

Retired physician Dr. Van Robinson Burnham of Clarksdale passed on his love of archaeology and history to his family, as well as ensuring that others have the resources to explore and learn from these fields. “I’ve been planning to provide a gift to Ole Miss for some time now,” Burnham said. “This gift is meant […]


Centers Fulfill College Mission of Teaching, Research and Service

The College of Liberal Arts at The University of Mississippi fulfills the tripartite mission of teaching, research and service primarily through its departments and programs, but the College centers and institutes also make valuable contributions to this mission.  The College welcomes three new centers, each of which supports a different aspect of the mission: the […]


Conference on the Civil War Explores Facets of Leadership

Civil War scholars and enthusiasts plan to gather Oct. 30-31 at the University of Mississippi for the university’s 2009 Conference on the Civil War.  This year’s symposium, titled “Leadership,” features presentations by a range of scholars and authors, as well as book signings, battlefield excursions, a speaker’s reception and opportunities to tour the historic UM campus. […]


Civil War Monuments Inspire Workshop

There is nothing wrong with using a textbook to teach about the Civil War. But if you have access to Civil War landmarks and memorials, why not use them as well?