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Computer Updates and Holiday Closings

MDAH will upgrade our cataloging system on Saturday, December 20, beginning at 1 p.m. During this time catalog searches may be affected. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

All offices and sites of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will close Wednesday, December 24, and Thursday, December 25. The grounds of the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, Historic Jefferson College, and Winterville Mounds will be open to the public. All sites will reopen at their regular times on Friday, December 26.

Recent News

October 15, 2014 | News Releases

$2.3 Million Kellogg Grant Announced

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History will receive $2.3 million from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support programming through the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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October 27, 2014 | News Releases

Grant Awarded to Catalog, Digitize Artifacts

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History will use nearly $150,000 in federal funds to create digital images and descriptions of more than 11,000 artifacts and make that information available online.

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Online Resources

Online Catalog
Online Catalog

The online catalog allows users to browse the descriptions of most materials at the state archives—from books and manuscripts to photographs and newspapers. This can be an especially useful tool for out-of-town researchers, allowing them to compile a list of relevant resources before traveling to the archives to work on their projects.

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Digital Archives
Digital Archives

MDAH Digital Archives include electronic records received from government agencies and officials, donated and acquired electronic resources, digital copies of original materials from MDAH collections, including paper documents, photographs, maps, audio, and video.

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Education
Education

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History collects, preserves, and provides access to the archival resources of the state, administers museums and historic sites, and oversees statewide programs for historic preservation, government records management, and publications. The department’s public outreach includes exhibits, programs and publications for teachers and students.

From the Delta to Jackson to Natchez, the department offers a variety of opportunities for students of all ages to explore Mississippi’s rich history. This guide is designed to help educators take advantage of the department’s resources, including field trips, classroom outreach programs, and teacher training.

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