MDAH & Hurricane Katrina

On August 31, 2010, in Digital Archives, Photographs, by Amanda
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Biloxi Public Library - September 21, 2005

After Katrina, department staff went down to the Coast to help with recovery efforts, working long hours and making the round trip between Jackson and the Coast every day. Archives & Records Services Division employees helped salvage documents and artifacts from local libraries, museums, courthouses, and churches. (Not shown here, but Historic Preservation Division staff went to document damage to buildings.) Archives staff member Preston Everett took these photographs in Biloxi and Pascagoula, Mississippi.

For more photographs taken by MDAH staff, see the Hurricane Katrina Photographs online exhibit.

Oral History Tapes, Biloxi Public Library - September 30, 2005

Old Spanish Fort Museum, Pascagoula - September 12, 2005

Old Spanish Fort Museum, Pascagoula - September 12, 2005

 

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Gulfport, Mississippi (Harrison County) - September 27, 2005 Call Number: PI/2005.0024, Item 100 (MDAH Collection)

The Hurricane Katrina Photographs collection has just been added to the Digital Archives! The collection consists of 103 photographs created by MDAH staff member Jeff Rogers in August and September 2005 and documents the devastation caused by Katrina along the coast and inland.

Pelahatchie, Mississippi (Rankin County) - August 31, 2005 Call Number: PI/2005.0024, Item 12 (MDAH Collection)

Beach Boulevard, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi (Hancock County) - September 19, 2005 Call Number: PI/2005.0024, Item 48 (MDAH Collection)

Inner Harbor, Ocean Springs, Mississippi (Jackson County) - September 16, 2005 Call Number: PI/2005.0024, Item 23 (MDAH Collection)

Artifacts recovered at Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Library in Biloxi, Mississippi (Harrison County) - September 19, 2005 Call Number: PI/2005.0024, Item 60 (MDAH Collection)

U.S. Hwy 90 at Market Ave., Pass Christian, Mississippi (Harrison County) - September 27, 2005 Call Number: PI/2005.0024, Item 82 (MDAH Collection)

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Call Number: PI/NA/H43.6 (MDAH Collection)

Hurricane Camille hit the Gulf Coast on August 17, 1969 with 200 mile per hour winds and high seas, causing widespread damage to Mississippi’s coastal areas. An estimated 259 people were killed by the storm and associated flooding across the southeastern United States.

This image shows waterfront damage in Bay St. Louis (Hancock County).

Call Number: PI/NA/H43.6, Item 49 (MDAH Collection)

Damage to the Church of the Redeemer in Biloxi (Harrison County), where Jefferson Davis worshiped while residing at Beauvoir, is shown at left.

Call Number: PI/NA/H43.6 (MDAH Collection)

Here, a barge has grounded in the median of Highway 90 in Gulfport (Harrison County).

These images, created by John W. Nicholson, Jr., form a part of the Hurricane Camille Photograph Collection, which can be viewed in its entirety in the Digital Archives. The collection consists of 73 images from the United States Air Force, Al Fred Daniel, and John W. Nicholson, Jr.

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