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Thanksgiving Closings

All offices of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will close Thursday and Friday, November 27-28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, Historic Jefferson College, and Winterville Mounds will close but the grounds will remain open to the public.The state archives will also close Saturday, November 29. For more information call 601-576-6850.

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October 15, 2014 | News Releases

Tony Winning Civil Rights Play "All the Way" in Jackson

In conjunction with the play All the Way, a political drama about the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, America at the Turning Point: Conversations on All The Way, a series of panel discussions, will be held in downtown Jackson, October 21–24.

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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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