In honor of Labor Day, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History would like to share with you a Labor Day photograph from the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Collection:
The Works Progress Administration Scrapbooks (Series 443) were recently digitized and added to the Digital Archives. Covering the period 1936–1941, the scrapbooks document a variety of topics, ranging from historic homes, the timber and dairy industry, cotton, Native Americans, trees, WPA projects, and more.
Find census data, surveys of the Natchez Trace and Mississippi River, and more in these interesting maps from the MDAH collection. Click the title to view the map and “link to the catalog” to view its catalog record.
Map of the state of Mississippi showing the educational institutions, industries, products, places of historic interest and highroads of travel and commerce, c.1936. Call number: MA/2002.0113 (b) Link to the catalog.
Preliminary Natchez Trace Parkway Survey, 1940. Call number: MA/2002.0135 (b) Link to the catalog.
Map of Greater Cleveland, Mississippi, 1972. Call number: MA/2002.0251 (b) Link to the catalog.
DeSoto National Forest Chickasawhay Division, Mississippi, St. Stephens meridian, 1964. Call number: MA/2002.0182 (b) Link to the catalog. (pictured above)
Survey of the approaches to Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, captured by the U.S. Mississippi Squadron, January 11th 1863 showing the position of the gunboats during the attack, (1962). Call number: MA/92.0148 (c) Link to the catalog.
In honor of the first day of school, we would like to share with you some artifacts used by Mississippi school children in years past. Many thanks to Nan Prince, Assistant Director of Collections with the Museum Division, for sharing these artifacts.
The Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad formed in 1940 when the Mobile and Ohio line merged with the Gulf, Mobile, and Northern. This brochure promotes travel between St. Louis, Missouri, and Mobile, Alabama. Trains stopped in Jackson, Meridian, Laurel, and many places in between. The cost for a seat from New Orleans to Jackson? Seventy-five cents (see page six of the brochure).1
This timetable brochure is housed in the “Railroads Gulf Mobile and Ohio” subject file. Click here to view the brochure through its catalog record.
1 James H. Lemly, The Gulf, Mobile and Ohio: A Railroad That Had to Expand or Expire (Richard D. Irwin, 1953), introduction, http://www.acmeme.org/gmo/introduction.htm.