Mississippi University for Women Archives

Columbus, MS


The Mississippi University for Women Archives (MUW) contains some 700 linear feet of 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, an early advocate for women's higher education and one of the university's "founding mothers"; the records of university presidents 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 Mississippi University for Women Archives' digital collection contains about 800 images relating to the history, people, and culture of Mississippi University for Women, the first state-supported college for women in the United States.

These materials are presented online for educational purposes only. Images may contain copyrighted material. Use of these materials on websites, in exhibits, or in publications requires the permission of Mississippi University for Women and/or the legal copyright holder. The user bears full responsibility for securing any and all appropriate permissions. Please contact the Mississippi University for Women Archives for further information.


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