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August 21, 2018 | News Releases

Museums To Host Fall Teachers Workshop

The Two Mississippi Museums will host the thirty-third annual MDAH Social Studies Teachers Workshop, which will take place Friday, November 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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May 08, 2018 | News Releases

2018 Eudora Welty Fellow Named

A former Germantown High School teacher and current Mississippi State University graduate student has been named the 2018 Eudora Welty Fellow. Caroline Brandon will use the $2,000 award to allow her to work in the Eudora Welty Collection at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in Jackson this summer.

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May 15, 2018 | News Releases

MCRM Films Win National Honors

Two short documentary films created for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum have been honored by the American Alliance of Museums. The museum’s Chaney, Goodman, Schwerner Theater won a gold MUSE award for Video, Film, and Computer Animation, while the MCRM’s Freedom Summer Immersive Theater won an honorable mention in the same category.

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April 20, 2018 | News Releases

Grants Fund Preservation Projects

MDAH has awarded grants totaling more than $63,000 to ten preservation projects in Certified Local Government communities across the state. Amounts range from $1,250 for the development of an interactive website that interprets Boonville’s historic district to $12,500 to continue the rehabilitation of the Weinberg House in Greenville.

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April 26, 2018 | News Releases

"The Indianola Affair"

“Minnie Geddings Cox and the Indianola Affair, 1902-1904,” written by Shennette Garrett-Scott, an assistant professor of history and African American studies at the University of Mississippi, has been posted to the Mississippi History Now website.

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Online Resources

Online Catalog
Online Catalog

The online catalog allows users to browse the descriptions of most materials at the state archives—from books and manuscripts to photographs and newspapers. This can be an especially useful tool for out-of-town researchers, allowing them to compile a list of relevant resources before traveling to the archives to work on their projects.

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Digital Archives
Digital Archives
MDAH Digital Archives include electronic records received from government agencies and officials, donated and acquired electronic resources, digital copies of original materials from MDAH collections, including paper documents, photographs, maps, audio, and video.

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Education
Education

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History collects, preserves, and provides access to the archival resources of the state, administers museums and historic sites, and oversees statewide programs for historic preservation, government records management, and publications. The department’s public outreach includes exhibits, programs and publications for teachers and students.

From the Delta to Jackson to Natchez, the department offers a variety of opportunities for students of all ages to explore Mississippi’s rich history. This guide is designed to help educators take advantage of the department’s resources, including field trips, classroom outreach programs, and teacher training.

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