As one of the few flagship schools in the nation without an official University archivist or historian, we are at a critical disadvantage and risk. The University Archives preserve, organize, and provide scholars access to University of Mississippi’s institutional memory. Researchers and the public can explore how our university was established, the complexities of our past, and how our legacy has evolved by perusing historical letters, diaries, ledgers, and other documents, manuscripts, videos, maps, and much more. As history unfolds, even on our own campus, it is imperative that we have a dedicated archivist to document events. From the great debates on campus, to the winning of championships, and celebrations of prize-winning scholars, we must preserve and share our rich cultural legacy.