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General and Technical information

Image Arrangement and Numbering

Page numbers for the diary were assigned by the archivist at the time of processing to reflect original arrangement. Loose items were arranged after the diary, in order of most intimate to Black through least, e.g. handwritten poetry, followed by newspaper clippings.

Technical Details

Original Scans:

The original scans of the Bettie Black Mayo Diary were made in 2017, according to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees' approved imaging procedures, following ANSI/AIIM recommended practice. The images were scanned as uncompressed, 24-bit RGB at 600 pixels per inch.


For Web display, the original scans of the diary were converted to Zoomify JPEG files by the Electronic Archives Section.

Suggested Bibliographic Citation

MDAH suggests that citations for images from the Web-enabled version of the Bettie Black Mayo Diary include the following elements: collection name, unique image no., date of last Web page revision, <Image URL> (date viewed).

Rights Management


The Bettie Black Mayo Diary is in the public domain and therefore free of copyright or other use restrictions. MDAH asks that each image used in a presentation, display, or publication be accompanied by the following credit statement: Credit: Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Copy Availability

High-resolution TIFFs of the images may be purchased from MDAH. The MDAH Public Order procedure and fee schedule apply. Consult the Photoreproduction and Digital Imaging policy or contact MDAH Reference Staff for order options as well as information on how to obtain and complete the necessary Public Order forms: 601-576-6876 or