Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Featured Link - Chronicling America

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Your family member may have been famous!

Your city may have been notorious!

What factoids will you uncover when you search these previously inaccessible newspaper archives?  

Click HERE and find out, via!


"Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages.

Newspaper Title Directory

The Newspaper Title Directory is derived from the library catalog records created by state institutions during the NEH-sponsored United States Newspaper Program (, 1980-2007. This program funded state-level projects to locate, describe (catalog), and selectively preserve (via treatment and microfilm) historic newspaper collections in that state, published from 1690 to the present. Under this program, each institution created machine-readable cataloging (MARC) via the Cooperative ONline SERials Program (CONSER) for its state collections, contributing bibliographic descriptions and library holdings information to the Newspaper Union List, hosted by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). This data, approximately 140,000 bibliographic title entries and 900,000 separate library holdings records, was acquired and converted to MARCXML format for use in the Chronicling America Newspaper Title Directory."

Friday, May 8, 2015

Mississippi Mills info is available via Google Books

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Wesson Mills made the news in April 1907!

Daily Bulletin of the Manufacturers Record, Volumes 17-18

Monday, April 13, 2015

WWII Double Ace - James A. Watkins

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Located on Pinterest

Friday, April 3, 2015

Tommy Johnson

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"Tommy Johnson is regarded by blues scholars as the most influential blues artist in central Mississippi in the 1920s and 1930s. He recorded influential songs including 'Big Road Blues' and 'Canned Heat Blues.'"

-photo and blurb via the Clarion Ledger

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rodney, Mississippi

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Visit for a brief history of Rodney, MS, in Jefferson County!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Bluesman Robert Johnson's birthplace

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Old Country Store - Lorman, Mississippi

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"A flyer found in the store reports the building is a 130 years old structure, which means it was built around the early 1880s. Country stores sold everything from sugar to a pound of nails. The building is now a restaurant serving country favorites, known best for the fried chicken.

The store is located in Lorman, Jefferson County, Mississippi, between Fayette and Port Gibson on Hwy 61.