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October is Archives Month

On October 8, 2012, in Maps, by Amanda
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Each October the nation celebrates our country’s rich historical collections. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH), the Mississippi Historical Records Advisory Board (MHRAB), and the Society of Mississippi Archivists (SMA) are co-sponsoring a poster entitled “Mississippi: Going Places” to promote Mississippi Archives Month 2012. The poster features a 1924 automobile road map of the state and iconic advertising of the era, and encourages all Mississippians to learn more about the people and places of our state by visiting local archives, libraries, museums, and historical societies.

Several Mississippi institutions will present events commemorating Archives Month. For example, the research library at MDAH in Jackson will be open for extended hours on two Tuesday nights, October 2 and 23, as a treat to regular patrons and as an invitation to new users. For information about events during Archives Month throughout Mississippi, please visit www.msarchivists.org. For information about celebrations nationwide, visit www.statearchivists.org. Archives Month activities in Mississippi are supported by funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

 

More Maps

On August 8, 2012, in Digital Archives, Maps, by Amanda
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Clarke County, 1915. Call Number: MA/2003.0008 (d) MDAH Collection

Clarke County, 1915. Call Number: MA/2003.0008 (d) MDAH Collection

The online availability of the MDAH map collection continues to grow. Check out these newly digitized maps:

Exhibit map to cross-bill in case state of Louisiana versus state of Mississippi Supreme Court of United States, 1903. Call Number: MA/2002.0062 (c). Click here to view the catalog record.

Mississippi, Clarke County sheet, 1915. Call Number: MA/2003.0008 (d) Click here to view the catalog record. (pictured above)

 

Recently Digitized Maps Available Online

On July 18, 2012, in Maps, by Amanda
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Map of the city of Natchez suburbs : Adams County, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0176(os) MDAH Collection

Map of the city of Natchez suburbs : Adams County, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0176(os) MDAH Collection

These maps are now available to view online. Click the map title to view the map or view the catalog record via the links titled “Click here to view this map’s catalog record.”

Plot of Vicksburg and Natchez Districts for leasing abandoned plantations, 1864? Call Number: MA/94.0046 (b) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

Northern Mississippi and Alabama, 1864. Call Number: MA/94.0052 (c) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

Bacon’s steel plate map of the American states, north & south showing the railways, forts, fortifications, 1863. Call Number: MA/94.0041 (b) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

Clinton Cemetery, ca. 1900. Call Number: MA/2003.0074 (c) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

Map of the city of Natchez suburbs : Adams County, Mississippi. Call Number: MA/2003.0176 (os) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record. (pictured above)

State of Mississippi, 1885. Call Number: MA/2002.0044 (c) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

Mississippi, 1898. Call Number: MA/2002.0050 (c) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

Half century Confederate memorial : map of the Confederate States of America, 1910. Call Number: MA/2002.0072 (c) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

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MDAH Launches Flickr Page

On June 20, 2012, in Digital Archives, Maps, Photographs, by Amanda
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The MDAH Flickr page.

The MDAH Flickr page.

We are pleased to announce the launch of the MDAH Flickr page highlighting our digitized collections. Since the Library of Congress began posting its historic materials to Flickr in 2008, the platform has proven an excellent venue for showcasing scanned collections with a wider audience that is interested in photography, history, and culture. MDAH has an immense store of archival photographic material, a growing portion of which we are able to scan and provide online. We always strive to reach a wider audience, and we believe the community at Flickr is an excellent opportunity to do so.

Flickr also provides a rich medium for enhancing our knowledge of MDAH collections through user generated content such as tags and comments. Do you recognize someone in a photograph? You can leave a comment with that information. Have a story about a place or event depicted? Feel free to share those recollections in the comments as well. ‘Tagging’ a photo can also add information – you can group photos by their shared tags. Interactions like these increase the information available about the images, benefiting scholars, genealogists, and researchers everywhere.

Flickr has a brief tour that can introduce you to the site. You do not need an account to view our photos, but you do need an account to use the site features such as tags and comments.

Please visit our Flickr page where you will find our first set of collections!

- Daisy Community Photo Collection
- Parchman Farm
- Cooper Postcard Collection
- Daniel, Al Fred Collection
- Historical Map Collection
- 1927 Flood photos
- Single items

New photos will be added weekly to existing collections, and new collections will be posted as well.

Your feedback is welcome, and if you have questions about our account on Flickr, please send them to flickr@mdah.state.ms.us.

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More Maps Online

On June 6, 2012, in Digital Archives, Maps, by Amanda
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Marion County, County Highway Maps, 1938-1972. Call Number: Series 1604 (MDAH Collection)

Marion County, County Highway Maps, 1938-1972. Call Number: Series 1604 (MDAH Collection)

These maps were recently scanned and made available in the MDAH online catalog. Click the map title to view the map or click “Link to the catalog” to view its catalog record.

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