About the Mississippi Digital Library

The Mississippi Digital Library is the collaborative digital library program for the state. Our aim is to provide online access to primary source materials held by repositories in the state of Mississippi.

With a grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Mississippi Digital Library began in December 2003 as a partnership between Delta State University, Jackson State University, The Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Tougaloo College, The University of Mississippi, and The University of Southern Mississippi. Initially, the project focused exclusively on primary sources associated with the civil rights era.

The Mississippi Digital Library has since expanded to include materials covering a wide range of subject areas, with contributions from museums, public libraries, historical societies and other cultural institutions throughout the entire state.

All cultural institutions in Mississippi are welcome to participate. Please contact us to find out how your institution can join the Mississippi Digital Library.

The Mississippi Digital Library is hosted and managed by The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.