I know we've been absent since 2014, but something tells me we're coming back later this year. Big announcement to come! Willy

The Delta - Everything Southern updated their cover photo.
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Visit the McWherter Library to view and check out the University Libraries' Delta-related resources!

The 9th annual Delta symposium was a wonderful event! Everyone seemed to leave with a smile. Thank you to all the wonderful speakers who came and taught us all a little bit more about the region, on both sides of the river. Thank you to the Delta committee members and event sponsors, whose help, support, and input made the event possible. Thank you to the University Libraries staff who worked effortlessly to make the event come together. You are all truly appreciated!

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Great The Delta- Two Sides of the River Symposium today at U of M! Wonderful speakers and fun day.

One week to the 2014 Delta Symposium. Hope to see you there on Thursday, June 5.

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A road trip that started with heartache and a search for authentic blues led a photographer to the heart of the Mississippi Delta and its families.

The Mississippi River at Mayersville. The Delta Symposium is in two weeks. June 5. I'll save you a seat.

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Sign up for The Delta- Two Sides of the River on June 5th. It is going to be great.

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The Delta - Everything Southern

Julia Reed is a contributing editor at Elle Décor and at Garden & Gun magazine, where she writes a regular column, “The High & Low.” She also contributes to The... Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times. She is a frequent guest on MSNBC.
Reed began her career at Newsweek magazine’s Washington Bureau. For 20 years she was a contributing editor at Vogue, where her profile subjects including everyone from Oscar de la Renta, Robert Deniro and Sister Helen Prejean to George and Laura Bush, Condoleezza Rice, and Bill and Hillary Clinton.
She is the author of: But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria, Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Making Merry; The House on First Street, My New Orleans Story; Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns and Other Southern Specialties: An Entertaining Life with Recipes; and Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena. Her most recent book, One Man’s Folly, The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood, was published by Rizzoli on April 22.
Reed grew up in the Mississippi Delta and lives in New Orleans with her husband John Pearce, an oil-and-gas attorney.

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9th annual Delta symposium Thursday, June 5, 2014! Register today to secure your place!

The Mississippi Delta is a storied region that sets the standard for all things Southern, good and bad.
Registration is going strong for the 9th annual Delta symposium scheduled for Thursday, June 5, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and hosted by Willy Bearden! Join us
The Delta - Everything Southern added 6 new photos to the album: Delta 2014 Door Prizes.

These items will be door prizes at the Delta 2014 Luncheon! To register for this year's event, visit

These items will be door prizes at the Delta 2014 Luncheon! To register for this year's event, visit

Learn more about the Mississippi Delta by visiting the Libraries Mississippi Delta research guide below!

This guide covers the Mississippi river Delta region.