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Special Notice

All MDAH sites, including the Two Mississippi Museums, are closed. All programs are postponed through the end of May. However, you are encouraged to explore our many online resources. Read more.

Recent News

March 12, 2020 | News Releases

MDAH Sites to Close until Further Notice

Based on information provided by the Mississippi Department of Health about the coronavirus epidemic, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will close all sites beginning Friday, March 13.

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January 23, 2020 | News Releases

Beginning Genealogy Workshop Feb. 8

If you’re ready to dig into your family history but aren’t sure what the next step is, a program at MDAH can give you the answers. Staff of the state archives will lead a Genealogy Workshop for Beginners on Saturday, February 8, at the Two Mississippi Museums.

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February 10, 2020 | News Releases

Applications Open for Evers Scholarship

MDAH is accepting applications for the 2020 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholars Program, which supports the use of primary resources documenting the Civil Rights Movement at the state archives in Jackson. This competitive scholarship of $4,000 is for research at MDAH during summer 2020 and covers travel, housing, and other expenses.

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January 24, 2020 | News Releases

Anderson Elected President of MDAH Board

Spence Flatgard of Ridgeland, Edmond Hughes of Ocean Springs, and Helen Moss Smith of Natchez were elected to the MDAH Board of Trustees on Friday, January 24. Their nominations will be submitted to the Mississippi State Senate for confirmation.

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Online Resources

Online Catalog
Online Catalog
Use our online catalog to search a variety of items from books and manuscripts to photographs and newspapers. While much of our collection is available only at the state archives in the William F. Winter Building, some materials are digitized. Helpful hint: choose “advanced search,” select “electronic records,” and enter your keyword to find the digitized records. For assistance navigating the online catalog, email our reference librarians at refdesk@mdah.ms.gov.

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Digital Archives
Digital Archives
With thousands of historical photographs and documents now available online, the MDAH Digital Archives is a treasure trove for researchers, teachers, and students. The forty-six collections include French trader George Rapalji’s 1788 notebook, photographs of the 1927 Flood, diary of World War II prisoner of war William Turcotte, letters from Freedom Summer volunteer Thomas Foner, films of Eudora Welty reading and discussing her fiction, and much more.

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Education
Education
Stories are for sharing. Help your students explore Mississippi history. Discover ready-to-use field trips guides, professional development opportunities, classroom resources, and information about National History Day—our history-themed student competition.

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2 Mississippi Museums
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