Archives Month

Each October the nation celebrates our country’s rich historical collections. The Mississippi Historical Records Advisory Board (MHRAB) and the Society of Mississippi Archivists (SMA) are co-sponsoring a poster entitled Mississippi: Articles of War, 1861-1865 to promote Mississippi Archives Month 2013. The poster features images, drawings, and documents of the era and encourages all Mississippians to learn more about life in Mississippi during the Civil War by visiting local archives, libraries, museums, and historical societies. This project is supported by funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. For information about events during Archives Month throughout Mississippi, please visit http://www.msarchivists.org. For information about celebrations nationwide, visit http://www.statearchivists.org. October 2, Wednesday, 12:00-1:00 p.m., History Is Lunch Mississippi Department of Archives and History, William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson Archives and Records Services Division staff Jeffrey Rogers and Celia Tisdale will present “Searching the Digital Online Catalog.” October 5, Saturday, 2:00-5:00 p.m., Downtown on Display Mississippi Department of Archives and History, William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson As part of the “Downtown on Display” collaborative open house in Jackson, the Winter Building will be open from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5. Visitors will be able to view the exhibit “This Is Home”: Medgar Evers, Mississippi, and the Movement, see treasures from the collections of the Archives and Records Services Division, and meet with staff to discuss collections care and donation. October 16, Wednesday, 12:00-1:00 p.m., History Is Lunch Mississippi Department of Archives and History, William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson Archives and Records Services Division staff Chloe Edwards will discuss the “Gates v. Collier” decision and Parchman Penitentiary. October 24, Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tours after 2 Mississippi Museums Groundbreaking Mississippi Department of Archives and History, William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson Public tours of the William F. Winter Archives and History Building in Jackson will be offered along with other festivities celebrating groundbreaking for the new Museum of Mississippi History and the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.