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The University Press of Mississippi was founded in 1970 and is supported by Mississippi's eight state universities. UPM publishes scholarly books of the highest distinction and books that interpret the south and its culture to the nation and the world. From its offices in Jackson, the University Press of Mississippi acquires, edits, distributes, and promotes more than eighty new books every year. Over the years, the Press has published more than 1000 titles and distributed more than 2,600,000 copies worldwide, each with the Mississippi imprint. The University Press is the only not-for-profit book publisher in the state.

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Elaine Eff on CBS News Sunday Morning

Last Sunday, CBS reporter Jan Crawford explored the unique folk art tradition of painted screen doors in Baltimore. Featured prominently in her piece is UPM author Elaine Eff -- the authority on the subject on painted screens.  Eff is the author of The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed. The book, published last year, offers readers an in-depth study of this beloved icon

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