Maps Digitized

On July 12, 2013, in Maps, by Amanda
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"Map of beautiful Biloxi, Mississippi." Call number: MA/2003.0062 (b) MDAH

“Map of beautiful Biloxi, Mississippi.” Call number: MA/2003.0062 (b) MDAH

A large group of maps was recently digitized and linked to the MDAH online catalog. There are more maps to come in additional blog posts. Click the title to view the map or click “Link to the catalog” to view its catalog record.

Map of Adams County, (1890?). Call number: MA/2003.0005 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Grenada County, c. 1940. Call number: MA/2003.0024 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

George County, c. 1940. Call number: MA/2003.0027 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Jefferson County, c. 1940. Call number: MA/2003.0051 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Jones County, c. 1940. Call number: MA/2003.0053 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Hinds County white schools map, c. 1940. Call number: MA/2003.0056 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

“Map of beautiful Biloxi, Mississippi.” Call number: MA/2003.0062 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog (pictured above).

City of Clinton, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0075 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Map of Gulfport, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0090 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Jackson, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0106 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

Jackson, Miss., 1910. Call number: MA/2003.0110 (b) MDAH. Link to the catalog.

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The BAWI and Conflict

On January 22, 2013, in Archives, Government Records, by Dorian Randall
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Chloe Edwards, of the Government Records Section, brings us this post in an ongoing series about Mississippi Advertising Commission posters. Many thanks to Ms. Edwards for sharing these fun artifacts.

A Mississippi Advertising Commission poster depicting the state's industries. Series 552, MDAH.

A Mississippi Advertising Commission poster depicting the state’s industries. Series 552, MDAH.

The unspoken assumption of the program was that white Mississippians would get new industrial jobs, while the African-American population remained the backbone of the state’s agricultural system. Mississippi’s new industrial workers were not offered legal protection in the form of minimum wages, unions, or worker’s compensation laws. In fact, the cheapness and compliance of the Mississippi workforce was touted as an advantage for companies seeking to escape heavily unionized Northern states. Some companies abused the training programs. Most notably was the Vertex Hosiery Company in Ellisville, where groups of students were rotated through unpaid “training programs” at the plant and then told they could not be hired, while the items they manufactured were sold.

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The Balance Agriculture with Industry Program

On January 15, 2013, in Archives, Government Records, by Dorian Randall
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Chloe Edwards, of the Government Records Section, brings us this post in an ongoing series about Mississippi Advertising Commission posters. Many thanks to Ms. Edwards for sharing these fun artifacts.

A Mississippi Advertising Commission poster championing the program. Series 552, MDAH.

A Mississippi Advertising Commission poster championing the program. Series 552, MDAH.

A Mississippi version of the New Deal, the BAWI program sponsored local industrial initiatives that would be mostly financed and wholly administered by the local authorities. Before it could be passed, BAWI had to overcome a hurdle. The 1890 Constitution forbade state investment in private companies. The authors of the BAWI bill appealed to the constitution’s general welfare clause on the recommendation of Jackson lawyers. They argued that the bill was a “necessity to protect [the] people” in the midst of the Great Depression. The bill passed in a special session in late 1936.

Source:

Connie L. Lester, “Balancing Agriculture with Industry: Capital, Labor and the Public Good in Mississippi’s Homegrown New Deal,” Journal of Mississippi History 70, no. 3 (2008).

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Recently Digitized Maps Available Online

On July 18, 2012, in Maps, by Amanda
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Map of the city of Natchez suburbs : Adams County, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0176(os) MDAH Collection

Map of the city of Natchez suburbs : Adams County, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0176(os) MDAH Collection

These maps are now available to view online. Click the map title to view the map or view the catalog record via the links titled “Click here to view this map’s catalog record.”

Plot of Vicksburg and Natchez Districts for leasing abandoned plantations, 1864? Call Number: MA/94.0046 (b) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

Northern Mississippi and Alabama, 1864. Call Number: MA/94.0052 (c) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

Bacon’s steel plate map of the American states, north & south showing the railways, forts, fortifications, 1863. Call Number: MA/94.0041 (b) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

Clinton Cemetery, ca. 1900. Call Number: MA/2003.0074 (c) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

Map of the city of Natchez suburbs : Adams County, Mississippi. Call Number: MA/2003.0176 (os) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record. (pictured above)

State of Mississippi, 1885. Call Number: MA/2002.0044 (c) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

Mississippi, 1898. Call Number: MA/2002.0050 (c) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

Half century Confederate memorial : map of the Confederate States of America, 1910. Call Number: MA/2002.0072 (c) MDAH Collection. Click here to view this map’s catalog record.

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Maps Available Online

On May 30, 2012, in Digital Archives, Maps, by Amanda
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Plot of Vicksburg District for leasing abandoned plantations, 1864. Call Number: MA/94.0045 (c) MDAH Collection

Plot of Vicksburg District for leasing abandoned plantations, 1864. Call Number: MA/94.0045 (c) MDAH Collection

These maps were recently scanned and added to the online catalog. Click the map title to view the map or click “Link to the catalog” to view its catalog record.

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