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January 02, 2020 | News Releases

Templeton Music Museum and Ragtime Festival

At noon on Wednesday, January 29, as part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Stephen Cunetto will present “Mississippi State University’s Templeton Music Museum and Ragtime Festival.”

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January 13, 2020 | News Releases

Free Admission To Museums Jan. 18–20

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, FedEx Corporation and the Mississippi Department of Archives & History are providing free admission to the Two Mississippi Museums Saturday, January 18, through Monday, January 20.

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December 09, 2019 | News Releases

$3M in Preservation Grants Awarded

The MDAH Board of Trustees awarded nearly $3 million on behalf of the Community Heritage Preservation Grant program to seventeen preservation and restoration projects at a special meeting on December 6.

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December 03, 2019 | News Releases

2020 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship

Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship. Established by the Eudora Welty Foundation and the Department of Archives and History, the $2,000 fellowship will be awarded to a graduate student for research within the department’s Eudora Welty Collection.

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November 11, 2019 | News Releases

Panelists To Reflect on Civil Rights Museum

On Thursday, November 21, at 6 p.m. individuals featured in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum’s eighth gallery will reflect on the two years since the museum opened alongside the Museum of Mississippi History.

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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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