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MSU Libraries digitize Civil War diaries and letters

“Mississippi State University Libraries has made available in its digital collections the Civil War era, first-hand accounts of the Orville Babcock Diaries and Letters of Pvt. Arthur McKinstry. The Babcock and McKinstry materials are a part of the overall Ulysses S. Grant Collection, which is housed at the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library on the first floor of Mitchell Memorial Library at MSU’s Starkville campus. MSU is one of only five universities in the nation that have the distinction of hosting a presidential library.” (via The Dispatch)

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Cuts to Miss. Library Commission could mean less staff, services

“Some public libraries across the state are preparing to reduce staff or postpone new purchases, because of state budget cuts that go into effect next month. Those cuts affect the Mississippi Library Commission, which oversees and supports libraries.The commission will receive about 10 percent less than it did last year, which will mean big cuts in the organization’s Personnel Incentive Grant Program.” (via WDAM-TV)

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