The history of administrative leadership for the University of Mississippi dates back to its 1848 opening, with the election of the first "president," George Frederick Holmes. By 1858 the title changed to that of "chancellor," with Frederick Augustus Barnard becoming the first individual to hold that named position. Seventeen leaders have steered the institution through its rich history to date. This digital collection contains archival documents related to the history of 20th and 21st century inaugural events for the University's chief executive officer.
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