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More Quad Maps Online

Call Number: MA/QUAD/Vancleave quadrangle, Mississippi-1941 (MDAH Collection)

MDAH staff have scanned more quad maps of southern and coastal counties and linked them to their online catalog records:

McHenry quadrangle (Harrison and Stone Counties), 1954

Nicholson quadrangle (Hancock and Pearl River Counties & Louisiana), 1959

Pascagoula quadrangle (Jackson County), 1943

Pascagoula quadrangle (Jackson County), 1955

Petit Bois Island quadrangle (Jackson County and Alabama), 1958

Picayune quadrangle (Hancock and Pearl River Counties & Louisiana), 1958

Poplarville quadrangle (Pearl River County), 1959

Savannah quadrangle (Hancock, Harrison, Pearl River and Stone Counties), 1955

Vancleave quadrangle (George and Jackson Counties), 1941 (pictured above)

Vestry quadrangle (George, Harrison, Jackson and Stone Counties), 1954

Click the link to go to the map’s catalog record, then click “Link to Electronic Resource” to view the map as a Zoomify JPEG file.

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Digital Archives Maps

Geological Survey Quad Maps Available Online

Call Number: MA/QUAD/Biloxi quadrangle, Mississippi-1954 (MDAH Collection)

Newly scanned Geological Survey quad maps, focusing on the southern and coastal counties, are available to view online! Archives staff scanned and linked the following maps to their online catalog records. Click the links below to go that map’s catalog record, then click “Link to Electronic Resource” to view the map as a Zoomify JPEG file.

Biloxi quadrangle (Harrison and Jackson Counties), 1954 (pictured above)

Bogalusa quadrangle (Pearl River County), 1959

Carnes quadrangle (Forrest, Pearl River, and Stone Counties), 1958

English Lookout quadrangle (Hancock County and Louisiana), 1935

Haaswood quadrangle (Hancock County and Louisiana), 1939

Horn Island east quadrangle (Hancock County), 1960

Horn Island quadrangle (Jackson County), 1942

Horn Island west quadrangle (Jackson County), 1960

Hurley quadrangle (George and Jackson Counties & Alabama), 1941

According to Jane Phillips, curator of all things “published” in the archives collection, there are 1,287 quad maps in the MDAH collection, dating back to 1893. Many of the maps are from the 1930s, 40s and 50s and were completed by the U.S. Geological Survey, but some are from the military. You can browse all of their online catalog records by entering “MA/QUAD” (the first part of quad map call numbers) as the catalog search term and under Search Type, select “Browse List of Call Numbers starting with…”

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Digital Archives Photographs

MDAH & Hurricane Katrina

Biloxi Public Library - September 21, 2005

After Katrina, department staff went down to the Coast to help with recovery efforts, working long hours and making the round trip between Jackson and the Coast every day. Archives & Records Services Division employees helped salvage documents and artifacts from local libraries, museums, courthouses, and churches. (Not shown here, but Historic Preservation Division staff went to document damage to buildings.) Archives staff member Preston Everett took these photographs in Biloxi and Pascagoula, Mississippi.

For more photographs taken by MDAH staff, see the Hurricane Katrina Photographs online exhibit.

Oral History Tapes, Biloxi Public Library - September 30, 2005
Old Spanish Fort Museum, Pascagoula - September 12, 2005

Old Spanish Fort Museum, Pascagoula - September 12, 2005

 

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Digital Archives Photographs

Hurricane Katrina Photographs Online Exhibit

Gulfport, Mississippi (Harrison County) - September 27, 2005 Call Number: PI/2005.0024, Item 100 (MDAH Collection)

The Hurricane Katrina Photographs collection has just been added to the Digital Archives! The collection consists of 103 photographs created by MDAH staff member Jeff Rogers in August and September 2005 and documents the devastation caused by Katrina along the coast and inland.

Pelahatchie, Mississippi (Rankin County) - August 31, 2005 Call Number: PI/2005.0024, Item 12 (MDAH Collection)
Beach Boulevard, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi (Hancock County) - September 19, 2005 Call Number: PI/2005.0024, Item 48 (MDAH Collection)
Inner Harbor, Ocean Springs, Mississippi (Jackson County) - September 16, 2005 Call Number: PI/2005.0024, Item 23 (MDAH Collection)
Artifacts recovered at Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Library in Biloxi, Mississippi (Harrison County) - September 19, 2005 Call Number: PI/2005.0024, Item 60 (MDAH Collection)
U.S. Hwy 90 at Market Ave., Pass Christian, Mississippi (Harrison County) - September 27, 2005 Call Number: PI/2005.0024, Item 82 (MDAH Collection)
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Digital Archives Photographs

Hurricane Camille Hit Today in 1969

Call Number: PI/NA/H43.6 (MDAH Collection)

Hurricane Camille hit the Gulf Coast on August 17, 1969 with 200 mile per hour winds and high seas, causing widespread damage to Mississippi’s coastal areas. An estimated 259 people were killed by the storm and associated flooding across the southeastern United States.

This image shows waterfront damage in Bay St. Louis (Hancock County).

Call Number: PI/NA/H43.6, Item 49 (MDAH Collection)

Damage to the Church of the Redeemer in Biloxi (Harrison County), where Jefferson Davis worshiped while residing at Beauvoir, is shown at left.

Call Number: PI/NA/H43.6 (MDAH Collection)

Here, a barge has grounded in the median of Highway 90 in Gulfport (Harrison County).

These images, created by John W. Nicholson, Jr., form a part of the Hurricane Camille Photograph Collection, which can be viewed in its entirety in the Digital Archives. The collection consists of 73 images from the United States Air Force, Al Fred Daniel, and John W. Nicholson, Jr.