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Speak Now: Memories of the Civil Rights Era

Arrangement and Numbering

Each audio recording is individually numbered and cataloged at the item level.

Technical Details:

The digital audio files were created as MP3 files using a Marantz Professional Solid State Recorder PMD 660. Digital photographs were taken as JPEG files using a Nikon Coolpix P60 (5184x3456 pixels) and a Canon EOS 60D (3264x2176 pixels).

Suggested Bibliographic Citation

MDAH suggests that citations for digital audio files from the Web-enabled version of the Speak Now Collection include the following elements: collection name, name of the interviewee, agency name, date of interview, and date of the last web page revision, (date viewed).

Rights Management

MDAH obtained signed releases for all of the digital audio files and photographs available on the Internet. One interview in the collection was restricted by request of participants. Patrons are allowed to use the files for reference purposes and scholarly research; any broadcast/publication of the digital audio files or photographs requires permission from the audiovisual curator. MDAH asks that each publication be accompanied by the following credit statement:

Credit: Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Copy Availability

Copies may be purchased from MDAH. The MDAH Public Order procedure and fee schedule apply. Consult the Photoreproduction and Digital Imaging policy or MDAH Audiovisual Archivist for order options as well as information on how to obtain and complete the necessary Public Order forms: 601-576-6874 or