Mississippi State University alumnus and Lincoln University professor of history Dr. Todd A. Herring presented his Collection to Mississippi State University Libraries on Friday, October 9, 2009, in the Libraries' Charles. H. Templeton, Sr. Music Museum.
The Todd A. Herring Collection contains letters, traveler's accounts, estate & business records, religious material, military records, waybills, photographs, rare books, pamphlets, newspapers, articles and journals, artifacts and audiovisual materials, dated 1683-1993. The Collection supports research in Mississippi and Louisiana plantation culture and history with extensive documentation of Natchez and Adams County and towns and communities in Jefferson, Claiborne, and Wilkinson counties. Materials documenting slavery and the slave trade include bills of sale, slave lists, letters from slave traders, publications, and artifacts.
Here, MSU Libraries' Mattie Sink shares the significance of Dr. Herring's Collection.
For more information about the Todd A. Herring Collection at Mississippi State University Libraries, please contact the Libraries' Special Collections department at 662-325-7723, or visit library.msstate.edu/spcoll.