Monday, June 5, 2023

John Cofield's Oxford And Ole Miss: Eyes Of History

Oxford’s history is rich. And if you’ve never seen this video, then you’re about to learn many things through the personal experiences of some well-known local families.

“Eyes of History, Ole Miss”

Stories told by those who grew up in Oxford, Mississippi and at The University of Mississippi during the 30s, 40s and 50s. Ongoing series produced by Elizabeth Nichols Shiver and directed by Mykki Newton.

John Cofield is a writer and one of Oxford’s leading folk historians. He is the son of renowned university photographer, Jack Cofield. His grandfather, J.R. “Colonel” Cofield, was William Faulkner’s personal photographer and for decades was the Ole Miss yearbook photographer. Cofield attended Ole Miss as well.
Stay tuned for more information on Cofield’s forthcoming book: Oxford, Mississippi ~ The Cofield Collection — a pictorial history book with John’s writing on the history to go along with the photos.
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