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Labor Day Holiday Closings

All offices and sites of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will close Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day. The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, Historic Jefferson College, and Winterville Mounds will be closed but the grounds will remain open to the public.

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August 11, 2014 | News Releases

Freedom Summer: North Mississippi Aug. 16

Local veterans of the Civil Rights Movement will be featured at a free program in Hernando that will also feature presentations on the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum now under construction in Jackson and the collections of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History

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July 24, 2014 | News Releases

Freedom Summer and Beyond: Belzoni

A veteran of the Civil Rights Movement and founder of the Freedom School in Belzoni will be the featured speaker at a free program that will also feature presentations on the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum now under construction in Jackson and the collections of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

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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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