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January 25, 2017 | News Releases

John R. Lynch Exhibit at Old Capitol

A new temporary exhibit at the Old Capitol celebrates Mississippian John Roy Lynch, one of the first African Americans to serve in the United States Congress.

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December 09, 2016 | News Releases

Five Elected to Mississippi Hall of Fame

The MDAH board of trustees chose Evelyn Gandy, James Hardy, Aaron Henry, Elvis Presley, and Ida B. Wells as the 2016 inductees of the Mississippi Hall of Fame at a special December board meeting.

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December 02, 2016 | News Releases

$2M in Preservation Grants Awarded

The Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History has awarded nearly $2 million on behalf of the Community Heritage Preservation Grant program to seventeen preservation and restoration projects from across the state.

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November 14, 2016 | News Releases

Gulf Coast Image Collection Now Online

A new collection in the Digital Archives offers a rare, early look at life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Randy Randazzo Collection contains more than 4,000 color and black-and-white postcards of shipbuilding, hotels, hurricanes, agriculture, seafood factories, Camp Shelby, Keesler Air Base, and Ship Island, and more than 1,000 negatives from the 1920s and ’30s of Biloxi Back Bay factories, regatta races, the annual blessing of the fleet, and other moments largely lost to time.

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May 23, 2016 | News Releases

Mississippi Mound Trail Opens

MDAH celebrated the grand opening of the Mississippi Mound Trail at Winterville Mounds on Monday, May 23. Stretching from Desoto County to Wilkinson County and following the Highway 61 corridor, the trail will highlight earthworks built at thirty-three sites.

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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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