Map of Meridian, Mississippi (side 2). Call number: MA/2003.0150 (b) MDAH Collection

Map of Meridian, Mississippi (side 2). Call number: MA/2003.0150 (b) MDAH Collection

These maps are part of a large group that was recently digitized and made available in the online catalog. Click the title to view the map or click “Link to the catalog” to view its catalog record.

Map of Jackson, Mississippi [1929?]. Call number: MA/2003.0113 (b) Link to the catalog.

Map of Jackson, Mississippi [1948?]. Call number: MA/2003.0126 (b) Link to the catalog.

Jackson ["Spirit of '76"]. Call number: MA/2003.0130 (b) Link to the catalog.

Official map of Jackson, Miss [1940s?]. Call number: MA/2003.0137 (b) Link to the catalog.

Official map of Jackson, Miss [1940s?]. Call number: MA/2003.0139 (b) Link to the catalog.

Map of Meridian, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0150 (b) Link to the catalog.

Ocean Springs, Mississippi [1973]. Call number:MA/2003.0157 (b) Link to the catalog.

Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, 1930. Call number: MA/2003.0192 (b) Link to the catalog.

Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi [1930]. Call number: MA/2003.0193 (b) Link to the catalog.

Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi [1930]. Call number: MA/2003.0194 (b) Link to the catalog.

City of Vicksburg, Warren County [1962]. Call number: MA/2003.0202(b) Link to the catalog.

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Maps Digitized

On July 12, 2013, in Maps, by Amanda
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"Map of beautiful Biloxi, Mississippi." Call number: MA/2003.0062 (b) MDAH

“Map of beautiful Biloxi, Mississippi.” Call number: MA/2003.0062 (b) MDAH

A large group of maps was recently digitized and linked to the MDAH online catalog. There are more maps to come in additional blog posts. Click the title to view the map or click “Link to the catalog” to view its catalog record.

Map of Adams County, (1890?). Call number: MA/2003.0005 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Grenada County, c. 1940. Call number: MA/2003.0024 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

George County, c. 1940. Call number: MA/2003.0027 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Jefferson County, c. 1940. Call number: MA/2003.0051 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Jones County, c. 1940. Call number: MA/2003.0053 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Hinds County white schools map, c. 1940. Call number: MA/2003.0056 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

“Map of beautiful Biloxi, Mississippi.” Call number: MA/2003.0062 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog (pictured above).

City of Clinton, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0075 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Map of Gulfport, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0090 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Jackson, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0106 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Jackson, Miss., 1910. Call number: MA/2003.0110 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

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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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Witbeck Collection Now Online

On August 15, 2012, in Digital Archives, Photographs, by Amanda
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Senator Pat Harrison's Funeral at Gulfport, Miss., June 25, 1941. PI/COL/1982.0016, item 46 (MDAH)

Senator Pat Harrison's Funeral at Gulfport, Miss., June 25, 1941. PI/COL/1982.0016, item 46 (MDAH)

The Witbeck, C. W., Photograph Collection depicts people and places in towns and cities throughout Mississippi dating from 1911 through 1955. The 333 black-and-white photographs focus on Brookhaven, Gulfport, Jackson and Vicksburg, Mississippi. The collection also contains views of Monticello, Meadville and Crystal Springs, Mississippi. The earliest print, from 1911, is of McGrath’s Baseball Team in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

The collection includes 18 photographs of Governor Hugh White’s inauguration (January 22, 1952), 62 photographs of the United States Naval Training School in Gulfport (July 17, 1950), 35 photographs of Senator Pat Harrison’s funeral (June 25, 1941), 19 photographs of the Mississippi Highway Patrol General Assembly (August 3, 1950), 18 photographs of the Masonic Building fire in Brookhaven (March 25-26, 1951), 13 photographs of a Wesson Lions Club event (March 26, 1951), 11 photographs of the Whitworth College Coronation Pageant (May 29, 1950), and 5 photographs of African-American Little Leaguers in Brookhaven (June 15, 1955).

Pictured above is the 1941 funeral of Byron Patton “Pat” Harrison who represented Mississippi in the United States Congress for many years. He served in the House of Representatives from 1911-1919 and the Senate from 1919-1941. See Westley F. Busbee, Jr., Mississippi: A History (Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, Inc., 2005), 209.

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