Official MissPres 101 Places to See Before You Die Map

Official MissPres 101 Places to See Before You Die Map (Preservation in Mississippi blog)

Black History Month

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is featuring local African American history in Ferbruary on its “Local History Announcements” blog.

The National Archives has photographs related to the Tuskegee Airmen. Find out more in this blog post from NARAtions.

Read about the 1942 Negro League World Series and the match up of two great African American baseball players in this post from the National Museum of American History’s “O Say Can You See?” blog.

This post from the “Picture This” blog surveys civil rights era photographs in the Library of Congress collection.

The Smithsonian Collections Blog uses a photograph of composer Duke Ellington to discuss issues related archival practice and digitization.

Valentine’s Day

The National Museum of American History explores love stories in its collections in this post from the “O Say Can You See?” blog.

Explore historic Valentine’s Day cards on the “Picture This” blog of the Library of Congress.

Of Interest

Check out the “Official MissPres 101 Places to See Before You Die Map” on the Preservation in Mississippi blog.

What did Washington, D.C., look like in the 1860s? Find out in this post from the National Museum of American History’s “O Say Can You See?” blog.

Listen to audio clips from Monitor Records albums such as “Russian Cabaret” and “Vienna by Night” on the Smithsonian Collections Blog.

One panorama of shipbuilding on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Call Number: PI/2011.0002 (MDAH Collection)

One panorama of shipbuilding on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Call Number: PI/2011.0002 (MDAH Collection)

These panorama photographs were recently scanned and made available online in the catalog. Click the photograph title to view the image or click “view the catalog record” to see the individual catalog records.

Mississippi Delegation attending the Roosevelt-Wallace Inauguration January 19, 1941, Washington D. C. Or view the catalog record.

One panorama of shipbuilding on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Or view the catalog record (pictured above).

C. C. C. Co. 1484 “Camp Jeff Davis,” Kiln, Miss. Sept. 20, 1933. Or view the catalog record.

37th Annual Reunion United Confederate Veterans. Oct. 7-9, 1925. Meridian. Or view the catalog record.

“Special Train, 52 cars Oakland Automobiles Destined California. Left Pontiac, Mich. Feb. 4. 1931, Routed G.T.-I.C. “Natchez Route” T.P.-S.P. Time in transit, Pontiac to Shreveport, La. 62 hrs.” Or view the catalog record.

Downtown Jackson aerial photograph. Or view the catalog record.

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Mississippi inaugurated a new governor and other state officials last week. This series brings you historic photographs of past inauguration ceremonies, inaugural parades, and inaugural balls from the MDAH collection.

Governor Hugh White's inauguration, January 22, 1952. Call Number: PI/COL/1982.0016, item 305 (MDAH Collection)

Governor Hugh L. White's inauguration, January 22, 1952. Call Number: PI/COL/1982.0016, item 305 (MDAH Collection)

Inauguration of James P. Coleman, 1956. Shankle Collection. Call Number: PI/COL/1981.0066, item 211 (MDAH Collection)

Inauguration of James P. Coleman, 1956. Shankle Collection. Call Number: PI/COL/1981.0066, item 211 (MDAH Collection)

Governor James P. Coleman's inauguration, 1956. Shankle Collection. Call Number: PI/COL/1981.0066, item 214 (MDAH Collection)

Governor James P. Coleman's inauguration, 1956. Shankle Collection. Call Number: PI/COL/1981.0066, item 214 (MDAH Collection)

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Mississippi inaugurates a new governor and other state officials this week. This series brings you historic photographs of past inauguration ceremonies, inaugural parades, and inaugural balls from the MDAH collection.

Inauguration of Governor Paul B. Johnson Jr., January 21, 1964. Moncrief Photograph Collection. Call Number: PI/1994.0005, item 106 (MDAH Collection)

Inauguration of Governor Paul B. Johnson, Jr., January 21, 1964. Moncrief Photograph Collection. Call Number: PI/1994.0005, item 106 (MDAH Collection)

At the inauguration ceremony at the state capitol, Paul B. Johnson, Jr., stands next to the microphone, Ross Barnett stands to his right. Lt. Governor Carroll Gartin stands at podium.

Inauguration of Governor E. F. Noel, January 21, 1908. Call Number: PI/STA/N64, item 5 (MDAH Collection)

Inauguration of Governor E. F. Noel, January 21, 1908. Call Number: PI/STA/N64, item 5 (MDAH Collection)

Governor Noel is being sworn in by Judge Whitfield and a large crowd of spectators stands around them.

Inauguration of Fielding L. Wright, governor from 1946-1952. Call Number: PI/SF/POL/1987.0029, item 4 (MDAH Collection)

Inauguration of Fielding L. Wright, governor from 1946-1952. Call Number: PI/SF/POL/1987.0029, item 4 (MDAH Collection)

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"Downtown Jackson At Night, Time Exposure - Shot From Balcony of Old Capitol Building." 195-. Call Number: PI/COL/1981.0066, item 72 (MDAH Collection)

"Downtown Jackson At Night, Time Exposure - Shot From Balcony of Old Capitol Building." 195-. Call Number: PI/COL/1981.0066, item 72 (MDAH Collection)

Hugh Warren Shankle (1921- ) was a photo technician with WLBT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi, during the late 1950s and ’60s. He was also the official photographer for the Mississippi Art Association and timpanist in the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. This collection consists of two hundred sixty eight images of local personalities, beauty contestants, inauguration ceremonies, and historical houses and buildings in Jackson and other locations in Mississippi, as well as Ole Miss football, including the January 2, 1962, Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. Click here to view the collection.

Photographs of Gulf Coast landmarks such as the Biloxi Lighthouse and Beauvoir are in the collection, as well as Windsor Ruins and the aftermath of the 1966 Candlestick Park, Jackson, tornado.