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ALL collections are FREE
to search, browse and view
with no membership required.


Interested in using our materials in a publication? Publication requires consent from our partners to use their materials. Please contact us with the items or collections you are interested in using, and we will put you in touch with the appropriate representatives.


Topics found in our collections include Mississippi history, civil rights, blues, children's literature, family histories, the World Wars, military history and more.


Items include letters, documents, photographs, books, sheet music, scrapbooks, oral histories and digital reproductions of objects such as currency and uniforms.




More than 150,000 items, 100+ digital collections, over 25 partners and growing.


Becoming a partner is easy. We provide FREE hosting and training to all Mississippi cultural heritage institutions regardless of religious or political affiliation.


We are proud to offer an annual Cultural Heritage Digitization Award designed to help an institution jump start or significantly increase their digital collections. Details and information can be found here.



Our Partners Across the State

Our Newest Partners

South Mississippi Genealogical & Historical Society


The SOUTH MISSISSIPPI GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY (SMGHS) was organized in 1981 as a non-profit organization to serve the genealogical interests of people in south Mississippi.

The Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County


The Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County (HPL) maintains a collection of documents of local historical interest as well as archival materials relating to library programs and services as a community resource. The…

Laurel-Jones County Public Library System, Inc.


The Laurel-Jones County Public Library System, Inc. (LJCL) got its start in 1919 as the Laurel Library Association. The library relocated to the Lauren Rogers Museum in 1923. In 1966, the library became a free library and no…