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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mississippi Digital Library

We all know how difficult it can be to find reliable information online. Just about anyone can post information that is misleading or outright false. For example, my posts are easily found online and I can barely dress myself. That’s why I encourage everyone to visit the Mississippi Digital Library the next time you need research material.

The Mississippi Digital Library is a collaborative effort between many Mississippi institutions. Each library offers digital documents that researchers can easily access from their home computers. Researchers can find pictures, interviews, cartoons, newspaper clippings, diaries, and many other historical documents. Some of my favorite items include: an interview with Mr. Jerry Clower from the USM Oral History Digital Collection, a picture of James “Son” Thomas from the Blues Photograph Collection at the University of Mississippi Digital Collection, and a handwritten letter from Annie Rankin to Frank Stewart at the Tougaloo College Digital Collection.

All of these documents are easily found online and free to access. So, the next time you need some help with research, try this wonderful service from the Mississippi Digital Library.

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