About the Project

The purpose of this project is to interview as many of the former occupants or those with relationships to the Lloyd-Ricks-Watson building as possible and to record their stories concerning their experiences and the personalities that occupied the building from its original opening in 1929 through its current remodeling and renaming in October 23, 2010.

Project Committee

  • Frances Coleman, Dean of Libraries
    Phone: (662) 325 - 7661
    E-mail: fcoleman@library.msstate.edu
  • Dr. Vance H. Watson, Former Vice President for the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine, Director of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Director of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    E-mail: vwatson@dafvm.msstate.edu
  • Dr. Mike Ballard, University Archivist, Coordinator of the Congressional & Political Research Center, and Associate Editor, U. S. Grant Papers Projects
    Phone: (662) 325 - 7680
    E-mail: mballard@library.msstate.edu
  • Mattie Abraham, Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Manuscripts Division
    Phone: (662) 325 - 3848
    E-mail: mabraham@library.msstate.edu