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 30 partners and growing.
We provide a digital collections platform for institutions that cannot host one themselves. You maintain control over your collections without worrying about putting them online or keeping them working.
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.
We offer training at all stages of the digitization process from buying equipment and handling materials to creating metadata and file storage.
2017 Cultural Heritage Digitization Awardee
Congratulations to our 2017 awardee: Carnegie Public Library of Clarksdale and Coahoma County! We look forward to working with Carnegie, and want to thank everyone who applied for the 2017 award! We encourage all interested institutions to submit the 2018 CHDA application this fall.
Welcome to our newest members!
We'd like to extend a warm welcome to our newest members: the Oren Dunn City Museum, Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society, and Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Transportation Museum.
Accepted to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
We are pleased to announce we have been accepted into DPLA. This great opportunity means that your collections will be featured in the nationwide consortium alongside institutions like the Smithsonian, Getty, New York Public Library, and Mountain West Digital Library. If you have questions or concerns please contact us.