Chloe Edwards, MDAH Electronic Records archivist, brings us this post in an ongoing series celebrating Electronic Records Day and Archives Month. The series features items from the MDAH disk collection.

Map showing the Pascagoula River system and the surrounding Choctaw villages. Call number: MA/98.0177(a) MDAH

Map showing the Pascagoula River system and the surrounding Choctaw villages. Call number: MA/98.0177(a) MDAH

The Singing River: Rhythms of Nature

Call no.: Disk 0064

Format: DVD

Running time: 58 minutes

This 2006 documentary, co-produced by The Nature Conservancy and Mississippi Public Broadcasting, showcases the natural beauty and ecological importance of the Pascagoula River system, the largest and last significant unimpeded river system in the continental United States (by volume). The documentary details the system’s importance as a habitat for year-round and migratory fauna, its use as a living laboratory for biological research, and how the system came to be owned and protected by the state of Mississippi. The documentary came to the archives as part of the Winter (William F.) and Family Papers, call no. Z/2285.000.

MORE INFORMATION:

To find out more about this disk, search our online catalogue for disk 0064. To browse the disk collection, navigate to the advanced search page, check the “Electronic Records” box, and type “disk” into the keyword search bar.

All catalogued disks are available to view or listen to in the Media Room; patrons should request disks from media staff using the four digit call number.

References:

“Mississippi: Pascagoula River Watershed.” Accessed October 6, 2014, http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/mississippi/placesweprotect/pascagoula-river-watershed.xml