Some of our archives are viewable online; others, only in person. Explore all the ways MDAH can empower you to find, preserve, and share your Mississippi stories.
Research at the Winter Building
Plan your visit to our reading rooms in Jackson, where most of our archives are housed.
Get to know our resources, then visit our reading rooms.
Historic Buildings & Sites
Search our online database of Mississippi's historic places.
Learn more about the most extensive collection of archaeological artifacts, archival records, and historic objects that span 13,000 years of Mississippi history.
Most of our records are at the William F. Winter Archives & History Building, and not online. Search descriptions of items you might like to see in person, such as books, manuscripts, photographs, or newspapers.
Make a Research Request
Engage MDAH staff for one hour of intensive research on your project.
Order Historical Images
A quarter-million photographs, postcards, maps, and more, available for reproduction.
Reference MDAH Publications
See what's new in our collections of historic objects, archival records, and archaeological artifacts. Learn how to add to them with your own material or objects. Schedule an appointment to research in our archaeology and historic objects collections.
View historic manuscripts, photographs and documents online and at the state archive.
Schedule an appointment to research our extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts.
Historic Objects Collection
Schedule an appointment to view an artifact in our historic object collection or talk with our collections staff about adding to Mississippi’s story with a donation of your own object.
Experience Mississippi history at more than a dozen destinations made available to the public by MDAH.
Find Traveling Exhibits
Learn about our traveling exhibits and how to bring one to your organization.
Find Historical Markers
Locate a particular marker or plan a trip to see them all.
See how the Historic Preservation professionals at MDAH can help Mississippi communities and federal Tribes preserve historic architecture and archaeology.
Preservation Planning & Development
(Section 106 Reviews)
Order State Historical Markers
State Historic Preservation Office
At noon on Wednesday, September 23, Tom Henderson will present "Mississippi's Black-Market Sales Tax" as part of the streaming-only History Is
Join us on Thursday, September 24, for a virtual exploration of the music performed around the state and on the Gold Coast during the days of Prohi
The third "Welty at Home" book club pick is Welty's very own The Golden Apples. Published in 1949, Welty's third short story collection is
Find upcoming programs and events that explore Mississippi's many stories.
History is Lunch
History Is Lunch is a weekly lecture series of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History that explores different aspects of the state's past. The hour-long programs are held in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum building in Jackson.
Inspire students from K-12 to college to connect with Mississippi history. Explore all the educator resources available through MDAH.
Teachers & Students
Bring history to life in your classroom.
Field Trip Guides
Download ready-made guides for seven historic destinations.
Mississippi History Day
An exciting competition for middle and high school students.
Lesson Plans & Teaching Units
Developed to Mississippi Department of Education standards.
Video series highlights topics found in our museums for teachers and students.
Mississippi History Now
An award-winning reference publication for history projects, papers and reports.
Historical Images for Your Class
Quickly reference digital collections from territorial times to Hurricane Katrina.
Check out our workshops and networking events for teachers.
MDAH provides free and low-cost services to help state and local government entities comply with Mississippi laws on records management.
Government records management
See all the ways you can help preserve and share our history through volunteer, internship and career opportunities.
Careers & Volunteering
See current employment opportunities.
Gain academic credit and résumé-worthy experience.
What can MDAH Volunteers Do?
Explore roles for public, behind-the-scenes, and even virtual e-volunteers.
Check open positions at specific locations.
Adults, college students, and service groups can apply online.
Our archives library is only one of many locations we operate.
Whether you are interested in discovering a Mississippi story, preserving it for future generations, or sharing it with others, see how MDAH can help.
History Is Lunch: Tom Henderson, "Mississippi's Black-Market Sales Tax"
Sounds of Prohibition
State Archives Collects Items Related to COVID-19 Pandemic, Summer of Activism
Natchez Outbuilding Survey Awarded NPS Grant
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