Although The Papers of Jefferson Davis project is primarily a publishing concern, we do allow qualified researchers access to the estimated 100,000 Davis documents and other resources in our collection. Other resources include extensive reference files on Davis, his family, and all facets of his life and career, including antebellum Mississippi, the Mexican War, the Civil War, and the postwar South.
The Papers of Jefferson Davis project is open 9:00-4:00, Monday through Friday. The office is closed on weekends, official holidays, and from December 24 through January 1. Our staff is small, so visiting researchers are strongly encouraged to call or write before coming to make sure the time of the visit is mutually convenient. For information regarding Fondren Library, including hours, admittance procedures, and collections, please visit the library website.