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Electronic Records: Natchez Trace Video

On October 28, 2014, in Electronic Records, by Amanda
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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.

 

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.

Eudora Welty's last manual typewriter. Accession number: 1981.22.1 (Museum Division Collection)

Eudora Welty’s last manual typewriter. Accession number: 1981.22.1 (Museum Division Collection)

Sister and Miss Lexie: Adapted from the Collected Works of Eudora Welty

Call no.: Disk 0018

Format: Audio CD

This disk is a professional audio recording of the David Kaplan fantasia on the works of Eudora Welty, as performed by longtime collaborator Brenda Currin. First performed Off-Broadway in 1980, the show presents one complete short story, “Why I Live at the P.O.,” and adapted excerpts from The Golden Apples and Losing Battles. The show concludes with a long performance comprising pieces of several novels and characters from many of Welty’s short stories accompanied by a live piano performance of an adapted Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto.

MORE INFORMATION:

To find out more about this disk, search our online catalogue for disk 0018. 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:

Stasio, Marilyn. “Review: Sister and Miss Lexie.” Published on 11/14/2005. Accessed October 3, 2014, http://variety.com/2005/legit/reviews/sister-and-miss-lexie-1200520311/

 

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

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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 east from US Highway 90 at the ruins of a three story building. Call number: PI/2005.0024, item 84, Hurricane Katrina photographs (MDAH)

Looking north east from US Highway 90 at the ruins of a three story building. Call number: PI/2005.0024, item 84, Hurricane Katrina photographs (MDAH)

Surviving Katrina: Lost and Found in Mississippi

Call no.: Disk 0009

Format: Audio CD

This CD contains oral history interviews with thirty-four Gulf Coast residents concerning their experience before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina hit on August 29, 2005. The CD was released by the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Oral History Cultural and Heritage, and the content was taken from more than four hundred interviews conducted by the center in the days, months, and even years after the hurricane. The interviews are grouped around the themes of heroism and survival; the altered Gulf Coast landscape; response, recovery, and resilience; obstacles and issues; coping; and reflections.

MORE INFORMATION:

To find out more about this disk, search our online catalogue for disk 0009. 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, a ten minute video containing selections from this CD is available on YouTube.

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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.

Laurence C. Jones. Call Number: PI/ED/J65.7 (MDAH)

Laurence C. Jones. Call Number: PI/ED/J65.7 (MDAH)

When Cotton Blossoms: The Inspiring Life and Legacy of Dr. Laurence C. Jones

Call no.: Disk 0010

Format: DVD

Run time: 30 minutes

This documentary about the life and achievements of Dr. Laurence C. Jones, founder of the Piney Woods Country Life School in Rankin County, was a cherished project for director Scott A. Magie. Although Magie had actively sought to tell Dr. Jones’s story since 2006, the film was not made until 2009. Piney Woods commissioned When Cotton Blossoms to commemorate its one hundredth anniversary in 2009. With a script written by Magie and inspired by Beth Day’s book The Little Professor of Piney Woods, the film was shot in one short week in May on location at the Piney Woods School and the Jackson area. Many of the actors are Piney Woods students and faculty, and the soundtrack features the school’s Cotton Blossom Singers. When Cotton Blossoms won awards at several independent film festivals, including “Best in Show” at the 2012 Imago Film Festival in Chicago, Illinois, and “Best Documentary” at the 2010 Tupelo Film Festival in Tupelo, Mississippi, and 2010 Lake Michigan Film Competition in East Lansing, Michigan.

Piney Woods Country Life School fan. Accession number: 1996.3.4 (Museum Division Collection)

Piney Woods Country Life School fan. Accession number: 1996.3.4 (Museum Division Collection)

MORE INFORMATION:

To find out more about this disk, search our online catalogue for disk 0010. 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, a trailer for this film is available to view online at http://youtube.com.

References:

When Cotton Blossoms. http://pineywoodsmovie.blogspot.com/

“When Cotton Blossoms: The Inspiring Life and Legacy of Dr. Laurence C. Jones.” Accessed October 3, 2014, http://pineywoodsmovie.com/index.html

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