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Holiday Closing

All offices and sites of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will close Monday, May 30, in observance of National Memorial Day and Jefferson Davis’ birthday. 

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May 09, 2016 | News Releases

MDAH Awards Preservation Grants

The MDAH Board of Trustees awarded grants totaling more than $74,000 to twelve preservation projects in Certified Local Government communities across the state.

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May 06, 2016 | News Releases

AT&T Makes Donation to 2MM Project

AT&T has made a $250,000 contribution to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for the 2 Mississippi Museums project. The gift will sponsor the Black Empowerment Gallery in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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March 28, 2016 | News Releases

History Awards Presented at Conference

The Mississippi Historical Society held its annual meeting March 3–5 in Jackson to honor its award winners and offer presentations on preserving and interpreting Mississippi history from the points of view of representatives of two professions—archivists and historians.

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March 08, 2016 | News Releases

BankPlus Gives $300,000 to 2MM Project

BankPlus has made a $300,000 donation to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. The gift will sponsor the front porch of the 2 Mississippi Museums.

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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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2 Mississippi Museums

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