Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Capt’n Catfish Photo Part of Archives’s Presidential Debate Collection

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Photo Courtesy of J.D. Williams Archives

A man poses with Capt’n Catfish, mascot of the Catfish Farmers of America, in the Grove during the 2008 Presidential debate. The debate, held at the University of Mississippi, was the first between the two candidates.

To see more images from the Presidential debate, see the Presidential Debate digital collection.

Photograph by Bill Kingery. 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. 

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