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Image Arrangement and Numbering

Images were numbered to reflect the order of the original diary. Scrapbook pages in the middle of the diary were given lowercase Roman numerals. Loose items were arranged after the diary, in order of most intimate to Turcotte through least, e.g. photographs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

Technical Details

Digital Photographs:

The 131 original images of the William H. Turcotte Diary were made in June and August 2017, according to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees' approved imaging procedures, following ANSI/AIIM recommended practice. The cover and pages were photographed as uncompressed, 24-bit RGB TIFF files at 300 pixels per inch using a Nikon D810 camera.


For Web display, the original images of the William H. Turcotte Diary were converted to Zoomify JPEG files by the Electronic Archives Section in November 2017.

Suggested Bibliographic Citation

MDAH suggests that citations for images from the Web-enabled version of the William H. Turcotte Diary include the following elements: collection name, unique image number, agency name, date of last Web page revision, <Image URL> (date viewed).

Rights Management


The images are intended for public use in research, teaching, and private study in accordance with the provisions of the Fair Use clause of the United States Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Any use beyond that prescribed by Fair Use requires the permission of the copyright owners. 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

Publicity and Privacy Rights:

MDAH alerts the user to the issue of publicity and privacy rights of subjects pictured in these images. Distinct from copyright, which concerns the or owner of the intellectual content, publicity and/or privacy rights apply to individuals visible in photographs who did not sign a contract or release form giving the photographer the legal right to use his/her image. Publicity and privacy rights also differ from copyright in that there are no exemptions for Fair Use or Educational purposes. These rights are not regulated by federal law but by state statute and common law. When using images from this collection it is the patron's responsibility to determine whether privacy and publicity rights issues may exist and consider the mitigating factors.

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