The Patterson (Joy D.) Slide Collection (PI/2000.0017) is now available to view online! The collection is comprised of seventy-nine color slides depicting the aftermath of the Candlestick Park Tornado (1966) and Hurricane Camille (1969). The link will take you to the list of catalog records for this collection, simply click “Link to Electronic Resource” to view the photographs.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Damage to the Church of the Redeemer in Biloxi (Harrison County), where Jefferson Davis worshiped while residing at Beauvoir, is shown at left.
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.