Mississippi Humanities Council
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
County Department of Archives and History
Lauderdale County Department
of Archives and History
410 Constitution Avenue, Meridian, MS 39302-5511
||P.O. Box 5511
Meridian, MS 39302-5511
||Ed Shields, executive
director, or Robert Overton, records manager
||601-484-3994. Call Robert
Overton first to let him know a fax is being sent.
||Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00
p.m. Closed state and national holidays.
||A photocopy machine is
available for public use. The cost is .25 per page.
Researchers may obtain copies of transcripts.
Plugging into the Past
Number of interviews: 30
Number of transcripts: 29, plus one summary
Number of tapes: Tapes cannot be located.
Year(s) interviews were conducted: 1989
Year(s) covered by interviews: 20th century
Principal interviewer(s): None
Plugging into the Past focuses on local history
and folklore. Only a few interviews pertain to the civil rights
era. The interviews were primarily done by students from the
Meridian Community College.
The cassettes of the interviews are missing. The new records
manager is attempting to locate the cassettes. All but one
of the interviews has been transcribed, most by Meridian Community
College students; the remaining interview has been summarized.
All of the interviews have gifts. The library has a list of
the interviews in this collection. The four interviews listed
below are the only ones found relating to the civil rights
movement in Mississippi.
The following interviews include topics
on the Mississippi civil rights movement: