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The Mississippi Department of Archives and History was founded in 1902. A comprehensive historical agency, the department 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.

MDAH is governed by a nine-member board of trustees whose president is Kane Ditto of Jackson. Katie Blount has served as department director since February 2015. The department’s five divisions are responsible for the agency’s sites and programs.