Featured Public Exhibits
The Electronic Archives section of MDAH is responsible for collecting and preserving computer files of historical significance for the state of Mississippi at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building in Jackson. The Digital Archives page allows us to share some of them online.
What Is in the Digital Archives
The MDAH Digital Archives exhibits are born-digital and digitized materials from the Electronic Archives collections, which include records received from government agencies and officials, such as lists of educable children, governors' correspondence, Confederate pension applications, and state agencies' annual reports; as well as personal documents, photographs, maps, and audiovisual media related to Mississippi's history.
How to Use the Digital Archives
Some of the newer and more popular collections in the Digital Archives are accessible as FEATURED on this page. Electronic government records are organized by agency name or category on the GOVERNMENT RECORDS page. Most Electronic Archives collections (including both government and personal files) can be browsed on the BROWSE ALL page. All Electronic Archives collections (even those not featured in Digital Archives exhibits) are searchable in the ONLINE CATALOG as "Electronic Archives." A few files are limited to use in the William F. Winter Archives and History building due to copyright or other restrictions; in those cases, the catalog record will direct researchers to the Media Reading Room for access.