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Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH), Mississippi State Capitol

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Education & Literacy


400 High StreetJackson, MS 39201 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History was founded in 1902. It is the second-oldest state department of archives and history in the country. A comprehensive historical agency, the department collects, preserves, and provides access to the archival resources of the state, administers museums and historic sites, and oversees statewide programs for historic preservation, government records management, and publications.


The department comprises five divisions--Administration, Archives and Records Services, Historic Preservation, Historic Properties, and Museum. The department is headquartered in the state-of-the-art William F. Winter Archives and History Building, located at North and Amite Streets in downtown Jackson. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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