"Newton County. Bus Tour to MFBF Building." Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Collection. Call Number: PI/2010.0002, Series I, item 672 (MDAH)

“Newton County. Bus Tour to MFBF Building.” Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Collection. Call Number: PI/2010.0002, Series I, item 672 (MDAH)

We continue our exploration of travel related images in the MDAH collection with this image from the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Collection (PI/2010.0002).

See what other states are doing in a slide show of Archives Month posters from around the nation on Flickr.

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.

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"Str. Kate Adams. Near front view." Painter Collection. Call Number: PI/1988.0006 (MDAH)

“Str. Kate Adams. Near front view.” Painter Collection. Call Number: PI/1988.0006 (MDAH)

The theme of Archives Month is “Mississippi: Going Places.” This month on the blog we will highlight travel related images from the MDAH collection. This image from the Painter Collection (PI/1988.0006) depicts the steamboat Kate Adams on the Mississippi River.

See more images in our “Going Places” set on Flickr.

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.

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Lars Johnson Collection Online

On October 9, 2012, in Digital Archives, Photographs, by wsampson
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The Reverend Billy Graham stands with Mayor Allen Thompson

The Reverend Billy Graham stands with Mayor Allen Thompson. PI/COL/1984.0019.

This collection (PI/COL/1984.0019), present in the catalog and available now on Flickr, was donated by Lars Johnson in 1984 and contains eighty nine photographs depicting Jackson, Mississippi in the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s. Many are credited to photographer Ralph Hargrove, a graduate of the Institute of Applied Sciences in Scientific Crime Detections.

Most photos in this donation are publicity photographs for Mayor Allen Thompson. The breadth of scenes is extensive, containing views of General MacArthur, a young Billy Graham, Governor White, downtown Jackson, the municipal swimming hole, parade salutes and more.

Visit the Lars Johnson Collection on Flickr.

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Today in 1969: Hurricane Camille

On August 17, 2012, in Digital Archives, Photographs, by Amanda
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The Mississippi Gulf Coast the day after Hurricane Camille. Call Number: PI/2000.0017 (MDAH Collection)

The Mississippi Gulf Coast the day after Hurricane Camille. Call Number: PI/2000.0017 (MDAH Collection)

Camille, a category 5 hurricane, made landfall on the Gulf Coast just east of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, around midnight on August 17, 1969, with winds estimated at 200 miles per hour and tides fifteen to thirty-two feet above normal. As it moved through central Kentucky and into West Virginia and Virginia, it dumped up to thirty-one inches of rain, generating flash floods and landslides. The storm system caused an estimated 259 deaths (three in Cuba, 143 on the Gulf Coast, and 113 in the Virginia floods) and $1.421 billion in damage. The Hurricane Camille images were produced by Joe A. Patterson on August 19, 1969. They form part of the Patterson (Joy D.) Slide Collection, PI/2000.0017.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast the day after Hurricane Camille. Call Number: PI/2000.0017 (MDAH Collection)

The Mississippi Gulf Coast the day after Hurricane Camille. Call Number: PI/2000.0017 (MDAH Collection)

View more photographs of the aftermath in these collections on Flickr:

Patterson (Joy D.) Slide Collection

Hurricane Camille Photograph Collection

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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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