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.

General plan for the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi drawn up by the US Department of the Interior in 1937. Call number: MA/2002.0115(b) MDAH

General plan for the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi drawn up by the US Department of the Interior in 1937. Call number: MA/2002.0115(b) MDAH

Tracing Our Trace

Call no.: Disk 0081

Format: DVD

Running time: 24 minutes

What makes this documentary unique is less its topic than its genesis: the video was created by an eighth grade gifted class at Madison Middle School in 2006 as part of the Tracing our Trace project, which was funded by The National Geographic Society and the Mississippi Department of Education. Aimed at students, the documentary tells the history of the Natchez Trace with a sense of delight. The story is presented as a series of short acts addressing different aspects of the trace and concludes with a twenty-question multiple choice quiz (answers are provided in the video). This 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 0081. 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.