Thursday, August 05, 2010

52 Weeks of Online American Digital Archives and Databases: Mississippi

This is the 25th post in a weekly series of Online American Digital Archives and Databases found for free at state, county, municipal, college and university history, library, and archive websites, as well as public and private library and museum sites, and historical and genealogical society sites.

Mississippi Department of Archives and History - - Mississippi History Newsletter; links to museums and historic sites; digital archives include many photograph and postcard collections, the Anti-Slavery Alphabet, historical maps, Jefferson Davis Estate papers, and oral history interviews

Mississippi Digital Library - - collaborative digital effort composed by Beauvoir: The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library, Delta State University, First Regional Library, Gulf Park College for Women, Jackson State University, Katrina Research Center, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Mississippi State University, Tougaloo College, University of Mississippi, and University of Southern Mississippi.


Delta State University Archives and Museum Oral History Collections - - a variety of transcribed oral histories (Chinese, Civil Rights, Delta Black Farmers, DSU, Delta Food, Italian, German POW, Historical Neighborhoods, Jewish, and WWII)

Mississippi State University Libraries Special Collections - Digital Collections - - University Archives photo collection ("span the history of the University, and depict campus life, buildings, organizations and athletic events over the years"); CHARM (The Consortium for the History of Agricultural and Rural Mississippi) which "provides access to documents and artifacts that chronicle the history of agriculture, forestry, and rural life in Mississippi."

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast - Katrina Research Center Digital Archives - - "consists of still images documenting the Gulf Coast prior to Hurricane Katrina and the destruction following the storm"

University of Southern Mississippi Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage - - contains a topical and alphabetical index of the collection, with links to the podcasts at

University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections - - - cartoons, civil rights, children's books and literature (including H.A. and Margret Rey [Curious George] and Kate Greenaway), historical manuscripts and photographs, oral history, rare books, Southern Miss History, and the university art museum


Adams County Circuit Clerk's Office - - databases for circuit court cases, marriage licenses, and judgement rolls

Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life - - oral history, Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities (presents "a history of every congregation and significant Jewish community in the South")

Hancock County Historical Society - - cemetery indexes, census records, Catholic church records, marriage index, divorce index, obituary index

Harrison County Online Services - - judgement rolls, land records, marriage database

Itawamba Historical Society - - sample Itawamba Settlers Quarterly Membership Magazine and surname index; online archives include early deeds, stock mark books, town photographs, church directory and historical sketch, chancery index, every-name index, grand jury pension list, Fulton Southern Herald Digital Images, maps, photos, directories, cemetery gallery, yearbooks, church minutes, marriage records, research guides, tax lists, censuses, civil war records, property and court records, probate records, biographical records, and much more

Lauderdale County Department of Archives and History Online Bookshelf - - surname books in .pdf form, census and marriage records, circuit court and miscellaneous court files indexes

Lincoln-Lawrence-Franklin Regional Library Genealogy and History Indexes - - John Holly Williams Archives (200 digitized photos and wedding photo index); cemetery records; funeral home index; obituary indexes; early Lincoln County newspaper indexes; oral histories; and book reviews

Pike County Online Indexes - - marriage licenses (see left-hand menu for links to judgement rolls, property links, deeds and other indexes)


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