The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
200 North Street
Repository URL: http://mdah.state.ms.us/
Repository code: msar
Repository description (CRHP): The state archives' holdings are especially strong in the civil rights movement period, including the general oral history collection, the Washington County Oral History Project, the Murrah High School Oral History Project, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Oral History Project, Anne Romaine's Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Oral History Collection, and the Alec C. Valentine Interviews.
Repository description (extant): The repository is divided into three areas. The public reading room contains nearly 20,000 published works on Mississippi genealogy and related fields. The archival reading room houses original government records, rare or fragile published works, and unique primary sources such as diaries, personal correspondence, maps, and photographs. And the media reading room offers microfilm readers, audiovisual equipment, and computer terminals for accessing census records, newspapers, and other microfilmed materials, as well as video and audio recordings and electronic collections.
Repository Notes (CRHP): The Lyndon Baines Johnson Oral History Project, and Anne Romaine's Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Oral History Collection housed at this repository are duplicate copies and are list with their respective host repositories.
Repository type: State Archive/Library
Washington County oral history project
Murrah High School oral history project
Valentine oral history project