More Valentine’s Day Sentiments

On February 14, 2011, in Digital Archives, Postcards, by Amanda
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"I've taken to the benches at Vicksburg." Call Number: PI/1992.0001 (MDAH Collection)
“I’ve taken to the benches at Vicksburg.” Call Number: PI/1992.0001 (MDAH Collection)

This postcard is also from the Cooper Postcard Collection.

Other Valentine’s Day posts from around the blogosphere:

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Valentine’s Day Sentiments

On February 11, 2011, in Digital Archives, Postcards, by Amanda
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There are girls galore in Vicksburg, but they can't make me forget you. Call Number: PI/1992.0001 (MDAH Collection)
Call Number: PI/1992.0001 (MDAH Collection)

Looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day card idea? Your search could end with this postcard from the Cooper Postcard Collection!

Also, check out this Archives of American Art blog post, entitled “Valentine’s, Shmalentine’s”–they showcase Valentine’s related collections, including some great Valentine’s/Buy War Bonds art.

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Happy New Year!

On December 30, 2010, in Photographs, by Amanda
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PI/STR/1982.0015.10

Jackson Infirmary, 1930. Call Number: PI/STR/1982.0015, Item 10 (MDAH Collection)

The Jackson Infirmary, which you can see at left in this photograph, was established in 1916 on East Fortification Street. It moved to this location on the 100 block of North President Street in 1918. The Dominican Sisters took over the institution in 1946, later changing the name to St. Dominic Hospital, and moving to its present location in the 1950s.

Source: St. Dominic Hospital 0-1949, Subject File, MDAH.

Subject files usually contain newspaper clippings and miscellaneous papers, programs, and notes (what we call “ephemera”) on people, places, and events from Mississippi history. There are about 28,000 of them at MDAH! Searchable through the “Subject File” quick search option on the catalog home page.

Holiday Closing:

All offices will be closed for New Years’ from Friday, December 31, 2010 through Monday, January 3, 2011.

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Snowing in the City

On December 28, 2010, in Photographs, by Amanda
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PI/STR/1982.0015/11

Jackson Daily News, East Capitol St., about 1930. Call Number: PI/STR/1982.0015, Item 11 (MDAH Collection)

Here’s to hoping…

Collection side note: Over 100 years of Jackson Daily News editions are available to view on microfilm in the library! Check out available dates for the newspaper using the “Newspaper Holdings by Title” search tool in the online catalog.

MDAH Holiday Closings:

All offices will be closed for New Years’ from Friday, December 31, 2010 through Monday, January 3, 2011.

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Christmas Day 1941

On December 23, 2010, in Photographs, by Amanda
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Mississippi Governor's Mansion, December 25, 1941. Call Number: PI/1999.0001 (MDAH Collection)

Mississippi Governor's Mansion, December 25, 1941. Call Number: PI/1999.0001 (MDAH Collection)

This photograph is from the Al Fred Daniel Collection. From everyone here at MDAH, have a wonderful holiday!

MDAH Holiday Closings:

All offices will be closed for the Christmas holidays from Friday, December 24 through Monday, December 27, 2010.

All offices will be closed for New Years’ from Friday, December 31, 2010 through Monday, January 3, 2011.

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