"PSPA faculty and students conduct research in multiple facets. From exploring methods for alternative fuels and environmental management to improving human resource management and health care, students take on many challenges in the changing political environment. Students also investigate politics, policy, budgeting and fiscal policy, race and public policy, transportation policy, economic development, comparative politics and administration, immigration policy and administrative law."-Department of PSPA website
Located on the 4th floor of the Mitchell Memorial Library, the Collections "provide access to holdings of U. S. Congressional collections, papers of Mississippi legislators and other state offices, and local materials of various kinds. These materials were donated to the Center by the individuals whose public service careers they reflect. Oral histories, extensive photograph collections and memorabilia enhance the collections. Finding aids and digitized samples of the collections are available on the website. The materials cannot be checked out, but qualified researchers may use them on site."
Photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and documents from U.S., Mississippi, and local political figures and researchers. Topics include agriculture, race, political issues, state and national legislature, and the economy.