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OLE MISS MUSEUM The University of Mississippi, better known to many as Ole Miss, is the intellectual and cultural center of Oxford, a town in the north-central part of the state. It is also home to one of the area's most diverse and comprehensive museum collections: the University of Mississippi Museum. The museum got its start in 1934 when a local art fan left her collections to the university, and art remains a significant part of its appeal. Strengths include its holdings in Southern folk art, Greek and Roman antiquities, American modernism and other artwork. Later acquisitions and expansions added historical items, such as 19th-century scientific instruments and American Revolutionary War documents, such as letters written by George Washington, John Hancock and John Adams. The museum complex also includes Rowan Oak, a historic build- ing that was once the home of Nobel- and Pulitzer-winning author William Faulkner, as well as the Walton-Young Historic House, which was home to critic and satirist Stark Young. M US EU M.O LE M I S S.E D U Courtesy University of MS Museum 5 1 8 1 7 2 0 1 7 MISSISSIPPI L A N D O F P L E N T Y, PA I N , A N D P RO M I S E T H E A N N I E L A U R I E S W A I M H E A R I N M E M O R I A L E X H I B I T I O N S E R I E S

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