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Manuscripts Digital Collections

Collections held by the Manuscripts division of the Special Collections Department primarily document Mississippi from the early 19th century to the present. Types of records include photographs, personal diaries, individual and family correspondence, business ledgers, daybooks, deeds, broadsides, architectural drawings, audio-visual recordings, artifacts, and other records. Collection strengths include African American History, Agricultural and Rural Life, Civil Rights, Civil War, and Journalism.

CHARM Digital Collection

CHARM Digital Collection

The Consortium for the History of Agricultural and Rural Life in Mississippi (CHARM) is a collaborative effort of the University Archives and the Manuscripts Department. Materials in the digital collection include MAFES reports and records, photographs, personal diaries, business ledgers, daybooks, deeds, correspondence, exhibition catalogs from fairs, and more.

Langfitt Farm Families of the Week

Langfitt Farm Families of the Week

From 1954-1961, WLBT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi sponsored a program which was the creative product of Howard Langfitt (1919-1997), Farm Services Director. "RFD Televisit", an agricultural news and educational program, aired from 12:25-1:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. 366 families are represented in the collection by 342 television scripts, and some 16,600 negative images.

Forest Resources Tool Collection

Forest Resources Tool Collection

The Cully A. Cobb Antique Tool Museum contains over 350 antique woodworking tools, farm implements, and household equipment. Items date to the 17th century, including axes, saws, planes, hammers, drills, chisels, adzes, mauls, and plow stocks. The digitization of these objects is an ongoing effort as part of the CHARM initiative.

History of Medicine

History of Medicine

The History of Medicine Digital Collection consists of letters, diaries, and other manuscript materials related to 19th and early 20th century American medicine. These letters and documents offer insight into 19th century medicine, illness, injuries, and views on death, along with more general observations on daily life.