Electronic Records

10/10: Two Musical Disks

On October 16, 2015, in Electronic Records, by Timothy
0

October 10, 2015, was Electronic Records Day. MDAH Electronic Records staff including Chloe Edwards and Alanna Patrick prepared the posts in this series about recent additions to the disk collection at MDAH.

F

Pete Seeger seated on stage, playing banjo. Item #: 9-37-0-2-48-1-1ph: Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006.

 

A Place Called the South

Call no.: Disk 0180

Format: CD

Running Time: 58 minutes

This disk of twenty-seven songs was originally published as part of the music issue of the journal Southern Cultures (vol. 13, no. 3, Fall 2007). The songs were selected by Southern Cultures Music Editor Josh Guthman to highlight southern music genres and include selections from Bill Monroe & the Blue Grass Boys, Sonny Boy Williams, the Spiritualaires, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. The songs are stitched together with clips taken from a 1989 interview conducted with Pete Seeger. These excerpts illustrate Seeger’s love for the South and its music. A transcript of the full interview, conducted by William R. Ferris and Michael K. Honey, is featured in the print issue of the journal.

The CD came to MDAH 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 0180. 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:

Southern Cultures. Accessed on September 24, 2015 at http://southerncultures.org/

 

Staff favorite: Come to Me, Look at Me: Songs Most Loved in Russia

Disk no.: 0189

Format: CD

Running time:

Russian singer, actress, writer, and playwright Lisa Monde released this CD in 2007. A particular favorite of MDAH’s electronic records staff, this CD contains twelve Russian songs translated into English and French and provides an interesting glimpse of traditional Russian thought and culture.

The CD 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 0189. 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:

“Lisa Monde.” Accessed September 23, 2015 http://lisa-monde.com/

 

10/10: Continuing Electronic Records Day

On October 14, 2015, in Electronic Records, by Timothy
0

October 10, 2015, was Electronic Records Day. MDAH Electronic Records staff including Chloe Edwards and Alanna Patrick prepared the posts in this series about recent additions to the disk collection at MDAH.

Governor Cliff Finch eating lunch with schoolchildren, 1976. From Finch, Charles C. Cliff Gov. of MS, PI/STA/F56.3 (MDAH).

Governor Cliff Finch eating lunch with schoolchildren in 1976, twenty years before the passage of the Mississippi Adequate Education Act. Charles C. Cliff Gov. of MS, PI/STA/F56.3 (MDAH).

 

Grey Ferris: A Lasting Legacy

Call no.: Disk 0169

Format: DVD

Running Time: 9 minutes, 33 seconds

This video honors two-term Mississippi Senator Grey Flowers Ferris of Vicksburg, posthumous recipient of the Winter-Reed Partnership Award. Ferris, a former chairman of the Senate Education Committee, was instrumental in the creation of the Mississippi Alliance for Gaining New Opportunities through Library Information Access (MAGNOLIA) and the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP). MAGNOLIA is a state-funded consortium that provides free access to online research databases for publicly funded K-12 schools, public libraries, and community college and university libraries in Mississippi. The databases are an invaluable resource for students. The MAEP, created by the Mississippi Adequate Education Act, provides a formula that produces a base amount required to provide each student an adequate education in a Mississippi school, regardless of the school or community’s economic situation.

The DVD came to MDAH 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 0169. 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:

“About MAGNOLIA.” Accessed September 23, 2015 at http://magnolia.msstate.edu/about/about.asp

“Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP).” Accessed September 24, 1015 at

http://www.msparentscampaign.org/education-funding/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=34

“In Memoriam: Grey Ferris.” Accessed on September 24, 2015 at http://winterinstitute.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/08/grey-ferris-memorial.pdf

 

F

Ole Miss at the Cotton Bowl, Dallas, January 2, 1962. Call Number: PI/COL/1981.0066(MDAH)

 

Ghosts of Ole Miss

­Call no.: Disk 0171

Format: DVD

Running Time: 56 minutes, 56 seconds

Written and narrated by ESPN.com senior writer and Clarksdale native Wright Thompson, the film explores the 1962 Ole Miss football team and its winning season, set against the backdrop of James Meredith’s admission into the university and the riot that followed. Using interviews with members of the team and former students; newsfilm and game footage; and excerpts of phone conversations between United States Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, United States President John F. Kennedy, and Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett; the film provides insight into a difficult time in the state’s history.

The CD came to MDAH 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 0171. 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:

“Ghosts of Mississippi.” Accessed on September 24, 2015 at http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=mississippi62

Tagged with:
 

October 10, 2015, is Electronic Records Day. MDAH Electronic Records staff including Chloe Edwards and Alanna Patrick prepared the posts in this series about recent additions to the disk collection at MDAH.

This WWII broadside encourages Americans on the home front to contribute to the war effort. From the MDAH broadside collection.

This WWII broadside encourages Americans on the home front to contribute to the war effort. From the MDAH broadside collection.

Prisoner of war in Camp Como, Mississippi, 1944

Call no.: Disk 0105

Format: CD

This disk represents both a great addition and a great opportunity for our collections. Donated by Dr. Ernst Pannen of Troisdorf, Germany, the disk contains scans of letters written by his father in law Peter Wilrodt when he was a German prisoner of war being held in Camp Como in Panola County. Camp Como, which began receiving prisoners in the fall of 1943, was originally intended to hold both Italian and German prisoners, the latter from General Erwin Rommel’s famous Afrikakorps. Ultimately, however, racial and ethnic tensions between the two groups led to the camp being designated for German prisoners only. Although the Second World War ended in 1945, POWs remained on American and Mississippi soil until 1946.

The material on this disk consists of scanned letters (including envelopes) and a 28 page Word document containing text and images, all of which are in German.  The Word document appears to contain additional context for the letters; some letters are excerpted and images include photographs of European sites and men at Camp Como, drawings and camp menus. MDAH will seek volunteers to translate the material to English.

MORE INFORMATION:

To find out more about this disk, search our online catalogue for disk 0105. 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:

“Camp Como.” Accessed September 24, 2015 at <http://www.fortwiki.com/Camp_Como>.

John Ray Skates, Jr. “German Prisoners of War in Mississippi, 1943-1946.” Accessed September 24, 2015 at <http://mshistorynow.mdah.ms.gov/articles/233/german-prisoners-of-war-in-mississippi-1943-1946>.

Postcard from the Forrest Lamar Cooper collection showing four Greenville houses of worship. PI/1992.001.

Postcard from the Forrest Lamar Cooper collection showing four Greenville houses of worship. PI/1992.001.

Washington County, Mississippi, Cemeteries

Call no.: Disk 0145

Format: CD

This disk is an excellent genealogical resource for those with ancestors from Washington County. Containing photographs and research notes of several neglected cemeteries in the county, the disk also features headstone transcriptions, copies of selected obituaries from the Delta Democrat Times and a copy of the will of Solitaire plantation owner Ambrose Knox (d. January 14, 1873). Solitaire, Peru Hill planation, and National Register of Historic Places site Linden plantation are all documented on the disk. The Erwin family cemetery and Long Island, owned by the William Alexander Dromgole family, are also included. Two African American church cemeteries, Canaan Hill, located outside Hollandale, and Daniel Chapel A. M. E. in Glen Allen complete the disk.

The disk was donated by Dr. Nancy C. Coleman and is part of her project to document cemeteries in Washington County. Other titles are available.

MORE INFORMATION:

To find out more about this disk, search our online catalogue for Disk 0145. 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:

Woods, Woody. Delta Plantations: The Beginning. Accessed on September 24, 2015 at https://books.google.com

“Our History.” Accessed on September 24, 2015 at http://www.washingtoncountyms.us/

“National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington County, Mississippi.” Accessed on September 24, 2015 at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Washington_County,_Mississippi

 

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.

Looking north toward Hancock Bank building and what was Beach Boulevard in Bay St. Louis. Call Number: PI/2005.0024, Hurricane Katrina photographs (MDAH)

Looking north toward Hancock Bank building and what was Beach Boulevard in Bay St. Louis. Call Number: PI/2005.0024, item 50, Hurricane Katrina photographs (MDAH)

Pieces of Paradise: Rebuilding Bay St. Louis

Call no.: Disk 0003

Format: DVD

Run time: 40 minutes

This documentary about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the city of Bay St. Louis was created by a group of students in a video production class at Hoover High School in North Canton, Ohio. The film features Bay St. Louis residents and students at Bay High School and focuses on the devastation caused by the hurricane. In making the documentary, the Ohio students sought to bring the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina home to North Canton by telling the stories of area residents, especially their Bay High School peers. Their approach worked: Hoover High School successfully raised over $14,000 for the Bay-Waveland School District, with part of the proceeds coming from documentary sales. The DVD was donated by former Mississippi Historical Society board member Jack Rogers.

MORE INFORMATION:

To find out more about this disk, search our online catalogue for disk 0003. 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.

VIEWING NOTES:

As of October 2014, this documentary is available to view online at http://vimeo.com.

Pieces of Paradise: Rebuilding Bay St. Louis from Tom Wilson on Vimeo.

References:

Showers, Al. “Ohio Students Premier their Documentary on Katrina in Bay St. Louis.” WLOX-13, n.d. Accessed on October 3, 2014, http://www.wlox.com/story/5062763/ohio-students-premier-their-documentary-on-katrina-in-bay-st-louis

Tagged with:
 

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.

 

Glass fragment from window of Beth Israel synagogue, which was bombed in 1967. Accession Number: 1984.55.11 (Museum Division Collection)

Glass fragment from window of Beth Israel synagogue, which was bombed in 1967. Accession Number: 1984.55.11 (Museum Division Collection)

A  Frightening Time: The Jackson Jewish Community, Rabbi Perry Nussbaum, and the Civil Rights Movement

Call no.: Disk 0041

Format: DVD

Run time: 13 minutes

Although Rabbi Perry Nussbaum retired as the leader of Jackson’s Beth Israel Congregation in 1973, he remains very much present in the memory of the community for his outspoken role in the Civil Rights Movement. Despite the active involvement of many Northern Jews on civil rights issues, the Jackson Jewish community was far more reticent, largely because its members were fearful of drawing the attention of the local Ku Klux Klan. Rabbi Nussbaum, however, harbored no such concerns, although he restrained his activism to sermonizing on segregation until 1961, when the Freedom Riders, many of whom were Jewish, arrived in Jackson.

After the Freedom Riders were sent to the state penitentiary, Rabbi Nussbaum attempted to organize Mississippi’s rabbis to visit the inmates. When they refused, Rabbi Nussbaum began making weekly visits to Parchman alone, at his own expense, and without the knowledge of his congregation. He led a brief service and took down riders’ names and addresses so that he could write to their parents, both Jewish and non-Jewish, assuring them that their children were incarcerated, but alive and well.

As the movement grew more heated, the rabbi became more outspoken. In 1964, Nussbaum helped organize an interracial group of ministers that raised funds to rebuild churches bombed by white supremacist groups. He also presided over an interracial dedication ceremony for the synagogue’s new building in the late fall of 1967, which proved to be the final straw for the local Klan—the synagogue was bombed on September 18, 1967. Three days after the bombing of the temple, the Greater Jackson Clergy Alliance held an interracial, interreligious Walk of Penance as an expression of sorrow and solidarity with the Jackson Jewish community. Two months later, Rabbi Nussbaum’s home was bombed, although both he and his wife escaped injury (shown above). Nussbaum felt strongly that anti-Semitism, not his outspoken activism, was the reason for both attacks and sought to leave Jackson. He was unable to find another post, however, and remained at Beth Israel until his retirement in 1973. In the course of nineteen years at the synagogue, he also reintroduced elements of traditional Jewish worship and established an adult education program. Nussbaum died of cancer in San Diego, California, in 1987.

The documentary A Frightening Time, produced by Jackson’s Institute for Southern Jewish Life, discusses the bombing of Beth Israel through interviews with older congregants, and also includes archival footage of the Walk of Penance and Rabbi Nussbaum. The documentary was produced as part of the fortieth anniversary commemoration of the bombings and was shown as part of the program.

MORE INFORMATION:

To find out more about this disk, search our online catalogue for disk 0041. 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.

VIEWING NOTES:

Although the documentary appears to have a running time of twenty minutes, the film ends at approximately 00:13:00.

References:

“Congregation Beth Israel.” Accessed October 6, 2014 at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congregation_Beth_Israel_%28Jackson,_Mississippi%29

“Rabbi Perry Nussbaum Dies; Activist in South during 1960s Racial Unrest.” Los Angeles Times, April 13, 1987. Accessed October 6, 2014, http://articles.latimes.com/1987-04-13/news/mn-496_1_rabbi-perry-nussbaum

Rockoff, Stuart. “Nussbaum, Perry.” Jewish Virtual Library. Accessed October 6, 2014 at http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0015_0_14986.html

Image: http://www.isjl.org/mississippi-jackson-beth-israel-encyclopedia.html

Caption: Rabbi and Mrs. Nussbaum in their home after the bombing.

Tagged with: