I really enjoyed our trip to the Special Collections section of the McCain Library for a couple of significant reasons. The first being that I am a huge fan of historical artifacts and history in general. It is amazing how much life has changed over the years and it is special to be able to actually hold some of the things that someone else made or journey into someone else's thoughts that was formulated so many years ago. I also enjoyed the Special Collections because of some of the Political Artifacts. I was fascinated with the Sen. Theodore Bilbo archives. The old Civil War letters were very interesting also and are personal to me with me being a war vet because I can compare and contrast things that I experienced with things that they experienced many years ago. Visit the Special Collections website at www.lib.usm.edu/spcol.