10/10: Continuing Electronic Records Day

On October 14, 2015, in Electronic Records, by Timothy
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October 10, 2015, was Electronic Records Day. MDAH Electronic Records staff including Chloe Edwards and Alanna Patrick prepared the posts in this series about recent additions to the disk collection at MDAH.

Governor Cliff Finch eating lunch with schoolchildren, 1976. From Finch, Charles C. Cliff Gov. of MS, PI/STA/F56.3 (MDAH).

Governor Cliff Finch eating lunch with schoolchildren in 1976, twenty years before the passage of the Mississippi Adequate Education Act. Charles C. Cliff Gov. of MS, PI/STA/F56.3 (MDAH).

 

Grey Ferris: A Lasting Legacy

Call no.: Disk 0169

Format: DVD

Running Time: 9 minutes, 33 seconds

This video honors two-term Mississippi Senator Grey Flowers Ferris of Vicksburg, posthumous recipient of the Winter-Reed Partnership Award. Ferris, a former chairman of the Senate Education Committee, was instrumental in the creation of the Mississippi Alliance for Gaining New Opportunities through Library Information Access (MAGNOLIA) and the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP). MAGNOLIA is a state-funded consortium that provides free access to online research databases for publicly funded K-12 schools, public libraries, and community college and university libraries in Mississippi. The databases are an invaluable resource for students. The MAEP, created by the Mississippi Adequate Education Act, provides a formula that produces a base amount required to provide each student an adequate education in a Mississippi school, regardless of the school or community’s economic situation.

The DVD came to MDAH as part of the Winter (William F.) and Family Papers, call no. Z/2285.000.

MORE INFORMATION:

To find out more about this disk, search our online catalogue for Disk 0169. To browse the disk collection, navigate to the advanced search page, check the “Electronic Records” box, and type “disk” into the keyword search bar.

All catalogued disks are available to view or listen to in the Media Room; patrons should request disks from media staff using the four digit call number.

References:

“About MAGNOLIA.” Accessed September 23, 2015 at http://magnolia.msstate.edu/about/about.asp

“Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP).” Accessed September 24, 1015 at

http://www.msparentscampaign.org/education-funding/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=34

“In Memoriam: Grey Ferris.” Accessed on September 24, 2015 at http://winterinstitute.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/08/grey-ferris-memorial.pdf

 

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Ole Miss at the Cotton Bowl, Dallas, January 2, 1962. Call Number: PI/COL/1981.0066(MDAH)

 

Ghosts of Ole Miss

­Call no.: Disk 0171

Format: DVD

Running Time: 56 minutes, 56 seconds

Written and narrated by ESPN.com senior writer and Clarksdale native Wright Thompson, the film explores the 1962 Ole Miss football team and its winning season, set against the backdrop of James Meredith’s admission into the university and the riot that followed. Using interviews with members of the team and former students; newsfilm and game footage; and excerpts of phone conversations between United States Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, United States President John F. Kennedy, and Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett; the film provides insight into a difficult time in the state’s history.

The CD came to MDAH as part of the Winter (William F.) and Family Papers, call no. Z/2285.000.

MORE INFORMATION:

To find out more about this disk, search our online catalogue for Disk 0171. To browse the disk collection, navigate to the advanced search page, check the “Electronic Records” box, and type “disk” into the keyword search bar.

All catalogued disks are available to view or listen to in the Media Room; patrons should request disks from media staff using the four digit call number.

References:

“Ghosts of Mississippi.” Accessed on September 24, 2015 at http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=mississippi62

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1972 Ole Miss World Series Photograph

On June 20, 2014, in Photographs, by Amanda
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Ole Miss v. Texas game at 1972 College World Series. Call number: PI/SPO/1982.0126 (MDAH)

Ole Miss v. Texas game at 1972 College World Series. Call number: PI/SPO/1982.0126 (MDAH)

MDAH archivists found this photograph from the 1972 College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, showing the University of Mississippi versus the University of Texas.

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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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Artifacts: MSU Varsity Football Sweater

On July 25, 2012, in Artifacts, by Amanda
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Nan Prince, Assistant Director of Collections in the MDAH Museum Division, brings us this post about interesting artifacts in the collection.

Mississippi A & M (Mississippi State University) varsity football squad sweater. Accession Number: 1984.42.1 (Museum Division Collection)

Mississippi A & M (Mississippi State University) varsity football squad sweater. Accession Number: 1984.42.1 (Museum Division Collection)

This varsity football squad sweater was worn in 1928 by Homer R. “Peewee” Lewis of Laurel, Mississippi. He was a student at Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Mississippi State University) from 1925 to 1929.

Artifacts from the Museum Division collection that are not on exhibit are available for viewing by appointment. Please contact Nan Prince, Assistant Director of Collections, by email to schedule an appointment.

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Official MissPres 101 Places to See Before You Die Map

Official MissPres 101 Places to See Before You Die Map (Preservation in Mississippi blog)

Black History Month

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is featuring local African American history in Ferbruary on its “Local History Announcements” blog.

The National Archives has photographs related to the Tuskegee Airmen. Find out more in this blog post from NARAtions.

Read about the 1942 Negro League World Series and the match up of two great African American baseball players in this post from the National Museum of American History’s “O Say Can You See?” blog.

This post from the “Picture This” blog surveys civil rights era photographs in the Library of Congress collection.

The Smithsonian Collections Blog uses a photograph of composer Duke Ellington to discuss issues related archival practice and digitization.

Valentine’s Day

The National Museum of American History explores love stories in its collections in this post from the “O Say Can You See?” blog.

Explore historic Valentine’s Day cards on the “Picture This” blog of the Library of Congress.

Of Interest

Check out the “Official MissPres 101 Places to See Before You Die Map” on the Preservation in Mississippi blog.

What did Washington, D.C., look like in the 1860s? Find out in this post from the National Museum of American History’s “O Say Can You See?” blog.

Listen to audio clips from Monitor Records albums such as “Russian Cabaret” and “Vienna by Night” on the Smithsonian Collections Blog.