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Edward Carlisle Boynton Collection Brings Pre-Civil War Ole Miss Into Focus

Screen Shot 2013-07-08 at 1.44.32 PMThis image comes from the Edward Boynton Collection.

Taken sometime between 1856 and 1861, the image shows University of Mississippi students outside the University’s gymnasium, using a maypole.

Edward Carlisle Boynton, a Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology at the University of Mississippi from 1856 until 1861, was an avid photographer. His collection contains glass plate negatives of antebellum scenes of the University of Mississippi campus as well as family photographs and self-portraits. You can view more images from the Edward Boynton Collection as well as other university-related photographs in the University Archives Photographs digital collection.”

Since 1975, the  primary purpose of the the University of Mississippi’s Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library.  has been to acquire, conserve, and make accessible rare books, manuscripts, maps, visual and audio materials, and ephemera related to the University of Mississippi, the state of Mississippi, and the Blues.

The Department of Archives and Special Collections invites patron visits during its regular hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, from Monday through Friday, except during selected University holidays.

HottyToddy.com wishes to acknowledge the contributions of Kathryn Michaelis, Special Collections Digital Initiatives Librarian, and Head of Special Collections Jennifer Ford in the research and compilation of this new reader content  –– Michael Harrelson, editor, HottyToddy.com.

Email the University Archives at archivesdept@olemiss.edu

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