More Maps Online

On April 14, 2011, in Digital Archives, Maps, by Amanda
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Editor’s Note: The blog has been neglecting the task of announcing additions to our digital holdings (usually non-digitized items that have recently been scanned). The next few posts will be dedicated to updating readers about collections that are now available to view online!

Map of Vicksburg Cut Off, Madison Parish, Ls., 1876. Call Number: MA/86.0025(b) MDAH Collection

Map of Vicksburg Cut Off, Madison Parish, Ls., 1876. Call Number: MA/86.0025(b) MDAH Collection

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View these maps as Zoomify JPEG files by clicking the links below:

Asher & Adams’ Louisiana and Mississippi, 1874. Call Number: MA/92.0147(b). Or view the catalog record.

LinkGray’s new map of Mississippi, 1878. Call Number: MA/92.0152(b). Or view the catalog record.

Map of Vicksburg Cut Off, Madison Parish, Ls., 1876. Call Number: MA/86.0025(b) pictured above. Or view the catalog record.

LinkOfficial map of the city of Biloxi, Miss., 1900. Call Number: MA/2003.0066(b). Or view the catalog record.

Vicksburg city map. Call Number: MA/2003.0198(b). Or view the catalog record.

LinkWeathersby, Simpson County, Mississippi city map. Call Number: MA/2003.0204(b). Or view the catalog record.

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[Hurricane Katrina] Biloxi, MS, November 19, 2005 -- An American flag sits on the remains of house's foundation which was destroyed by Hurricance Katrinia. Patsy Lynch/FEMA, 11/19/2005. National Archives Identifier: 5693571, Local Identifier: 311-MAD-19584
Biloxi, MS, November 19, 2005 — An American flag sits on the remains of house’s foundation which was destroyed by Hurricance Katrinia. Patsy Lynch/FEMA, 11/19/2005

The National Archives and Records Administration recently made photographs of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and other natural disasters available to view online. They are from the series “Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials, 1998-9/30/2008” by the FEMA Public Affairs Division. Read more about how to view the photos at the NARAtions blog.

Waveland, MS, September 30, 2005 -- FEMA staffer checks applicant's paperwork at DRC. Edwin L. Rhodes of FEMA/Customs copies important documents at a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center for a Hurricane Katrina disaster victim. John Fleck/FEMA, 09/30/2005

Waveland, MS, September 30, 2005 -- FEMA staffer checks applicant's paperwork at DRC. Edwin L. Rhodes of FEMA/Customs copies important documents at a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center for a Hurricane Katrina disaster victim. John Fleck/FEMA, 09/30/2005

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The Jefferson Davis Estate Papers, Oath of J.U. Payne, image id #6-1 (MDAH Collection)

"Oath of J.U. Payne," The Jefferson Davis Estate Papers Online: Harrison County Chancery Court Case 463A, Jefferson Davis Will and Probate File, Series 1818, County Court Cases/Harrison County, image id #6-1 (MDAH Collection)

Portrait photograph of Jefferson and Varina Howell Davis, 1867, taken in Montreal by W. Notman. Governor's Mansion Collection, PI/HH/1983.0019/No. 12, MDAH

Portrait photograph of Jefferson and Varina Howell Davis, 1867, taken in Montreal by W. Notman. Governor's Mansion Collection, PI/HH/1983.0019/No. 12, MDAH

On December 6, 1889 Jefferson Davis, the only president of the Confederate States of America, died in New Orleans. His estate papers are available to view online in the Digital Archives. They include his will and probate file from the Harrison County Chancery Court.

Collection Description – The Jefferson Davis Estate Papers

Harrison County Court Case # 463-A is the file for the settlement of the estate of Jefferson Davis. It includes documents filed between December 1889 and February 1893. In addition, an inquiry was made in February 1930, which concerned the settlement of his estate, and this letter with its reply from the Chancery Clerk is also included in the file. The online collection consists of the digitized estate papers that are described and made available within the MDAH Electronic Archives User Interface.

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Gulf Coast in 1906

On November 8, 2010, in Maps, by Amanda
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Call Number: MA/2002.0067(b) MDAH Collection

This map of the Gulf Coast was completed in 1906 by W.H. Bouslog. It shows coastal towns and landmarks such as Beauvoir, the last home of Jefferson Davis (1808-1889), as well as an electric car line and Beach Boulevard. View the map in much greater detail in its online catalog record–click “Link to Electronic Resource” to view as a Zoomify JPEG.

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Bats, Brooms & Black Cats

On October 29, 2010, in Artifacts, Photographs, Postcards, by Amanda
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Rust University baseball team PI/1992.0001

Call Number: PI/1992.0001 (MDAH Collection)

Two things seems to be in the air right now: baseball and Halloween. Here’s a roundup of what’s been going on around the archives and history blogosphere on these two subjects:

Willie Mitchell's baseball glove MMH Collection 1974.60.1

Accession Number: 1974.60.1 (Museum of Mississippi History Collection)*

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Halloween

The Cooper Postcard Collection yielded the image of the Rust baseball team above and the Rose Hill Cemetery below…

Cooper Collection: Rose Hill Cemetery, Brookhaven PI/1992.0001

Call Number: PI/1992.0001 (MDAH Collection)

Here at the archives, we have many more baseball photographs, suject files, and books. There are also books on ghost stories and Mississippi folklore, and of course, cemetery records. Search the catalog to find holdings.

*The baseball glove from the Museum of Mississippi History collection pictured above belonged to William (Willie) Mitchell who was the first Mississippian to attain major league status. Mitchell was born on December 1, 1888, in Pleasant Grove, Mississippi. He attended Mississippi A & M College (now Mississippi State University) from 1906-1909 where he received All Southern honors as a baseball pitcher. Mitchell later played in the major leagues for the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers. He was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 1966. A collection of correspondence and newspaper clippings concerning his induction into the Hall of Fame can be found in the Archives. For more information or to see the glove, contact Cindy Gardner or Nan Prince by email or by phone at 601-576-6850.