The John Grisham Room is a beautifully appointed exhibit, presentation, and conference suite on the third floor of Mitchell Memorial Library. Its main purpose is to provide a place where people may view materials and memorabilia from the writings and achievements of bestselling author, former Mississippi legislator (1983-1990), and MSU alumnus John Grisham. The Room was dedicated on May 4, 1998.
The John Grisham Papers include:
At present, access to the literary files is restricted, but a number of items are on display.
The Room is also the venue for many of the MSU Libraries' events, including the Marszalek Library Fund and Lecture Series, the Collins Speaker Series, and Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival talks and mini-concerts. Currently, a few items from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection are also on display.
Seminars, receptions, lectures, and other functions related to teaching, research, and service can be scheduled in the Grisham Room. The Grisham Room can accommodate 75 people for a seated function and 150 for a standing function. The room comes with projector, laptop and screen setup capabilities. A podium, tables and chairs are also available for lecture functions. Setup for The Grisham Room is restricted to only a couple of options. A setup fee may be imposed. A conference room located inside the John Grisham Room provides seating for 12.
The John Grisham Room is open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
View a portion of John Grisham's speech from the dedication ceremony.
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Email: Lynda Graham, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (662) 325-6634
The John Grisham Room
Mitchell Memorial Library
395 Hardy Road
P. O. Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS 39762