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