Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Collection PI/2010.0002
The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Collection comprises approximately thirty cubic feet of material from the Public Affairs Office of Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) divided into series. The collection documents changes in Mississippi farm practices and land use from the late nineteenth through the early twenty-first centuries, as well as the institutional history of MFBF from its inception during the Great Depression. The collection also shows the effects of natural disasters on agriculture; health and safety issues (lifesaving and fire prevention techniques); visiting politicians, including several U.S. Presidents; and the evolving roles of women in society. Images can be accessed through keyword search or by browsing within each series.
Collection Description General & Tech Data
Image Arrangement and Numbering
The photographic curator arranged the materials in the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Collection into series and numbered the materials within each series in the order in which they were received from the MFBF Public Affairs Office.
Digital Photographs: The original scans of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation were made by the Image & Sound Section staff in 2011-2013, according to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees' approved imaging procedures, following ANSI/AIIM recommended practice. The black-and-white photographs were scanned as uncompressed, 8-bit Grayscale TIFF files at 600 pixels per inch and the color photographs were scanned as uncompressed, 24-bit RGB TIFF files at 600 pixels per inch. Black-and-white and color slides and transparencies were scanned as uncompressed, 24-bit RGB TIFF files at 800 pixels per inch, enlarged by 500%.
Conversion: The Electronic Archives staff converted the TIFF files to JPEG files for Internet access in 2011-2013.
All copyright interests held by Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation were transferred to MDAH upon donation of the collection; images from federal agencies are in the public domain. MDAH asks that each image used in a presentation, display, or publication be accompanied by the following credit statement:
Credit: Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History
High-resolution TIFFs of the images may be purchased from MDAH. The MDAH Public Order procedure and fee schedule apply. Consult the Photoreproduction and Digital Imaging policy or contact MDAH Reference Staff for order options as well as information on how to obtain and complete the necessary Public Order forms: 601-576-6876 or firstname.lastname@example.org.