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“Agriculture. Catfish.” View of workers in catfish pond. 2000. Call Number: Series 6, image 989 (MDAH)

Series VI of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Collection (PI/2010.0002) consists of 3,117 black and white negatives, black and white slides, color negatives, and color slides of Mississippi Farm Bureau activities. The images date from the early 1950s through the 1980s. The images document farms, farming, and Mississippi community and cultural activities across the state in addition to the work of Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation at both the local and state levels. Truck crops, livestock industry, holiday parties, and buildings, including the Mississippi Farmer’s market in Jackson are all represented.

 
General Highway Map: Sunflower County. Call number: MA/2003.0309(c) MDAH

General Highway Map: Sunflower County. Call number: MA/2003.0309(c) MDAH

These maps have been scanned and linked to their online catalog records. Click on the map titles to view the maps.

Jackson, Mississippi 1979. Call number: MA/2003.0134 (c). Link to the catalog.

Simpson County, map no.4. Call number: MA/2003.0260 (c). Link to the catalog.

Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0271 (c). Link to the catalog.

General highway map: Sunflower County. Call number: MA/2003.0309 (c). Link to the catalog. (pictured above)

Map of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, constructed from the latest authorities, 1826. Call number: MA/92.0060 (b). Link to the catalog.

Approaches to Grand Gulf, 1962. Call number: MA/92.0134 (c). Link to the catalog.

Mobile, 1960. Call number: MA/2002.0166 (c). Link to the catalog.

Wilkinson County. Call number: MA/2003.0241 (a). Link to the catalog.

 
Franklin County, 1810, page 4 (cropped). Call number: Series 486 (MDAH)

Franklin County, 1810, page 4 (cropped). Call number: Series 486 (MDAH)

Series 486 – Censuses, 1801-1816 consists of population censuses and census abstracts taken of counties in the Mississippi Territory. Generally, the census lists heads of families by name with members of the household cited by age, race (and if black, whether slave or free), and gender. Abstracts of censuses give totals only for age, race and gender.

The records also include an 1809 abstract for manufacturing establishments and products. There is a cover letter from W. E. Boyd that accompanied an unidentified census and an 1810 circular with instructions for taking the census.

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Over 100 Broadsides Digitized

On March 5, 2014, in Broadsides, Digital Archives, by Amanda
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Civil Rights Era broadside. Call number: Broadside file/Civil rights/Folder 4/Undated 2 (MDAH)

Civil Rights Era broadside. Call number: Broadside file/Civil rights/Folder 4/Undated 2 (MDAH)

One hundred ten broadsides from the MDAH collection were recently scanned and linked to the online catalog. Broadsides are typically large sheets of paper printed on one side, and these selections cover topics from Mississippi politics to World War II to the Civil Rights Era and more. To explore the broadsides, visit the online catalog, select the “Advanced Search” tab, then limit the search by checking the “Broadsides” box. Click “Link to electronic resource” to view images of digitized broadsides.

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Group of people sitting in church pews. Call number: Z/2312.000, Series 3 (MDAH)

Group of people sitting in church pews. Call number: Z/2312.000, Series 3 (MDAH)

The Thomas Foner Freedom Summer Papers (Z/2312.000) were recently digitized. A New York native, Foner volunteered in Mississippi during the summer of 1964. He worked on voter registration in Canton and as a project leader in Philadelphia. His collection includes correspondence, a report on voter registration work in Canton, photographs, and newsclippings.

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