Mississippi Humanities Council
Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Lauderdale County Department of Archives and History
Lauderdale County Department of Archives and History
410 Constitution Avenue, Meridian, MS 39302-5511

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5511
Meridian, MS 39302-5511
Contact person/title: Ed Shields, executive director, or Robert Overton, records manager
Telephone: 601-482-9752
Fax number: 601-484-3994. Call Robert Overton first to let him know a fax is being sent.
E-mail: lcdah@cybertron.com
Web site:
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Closed state and national holidays.
Services/Restrictions: 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:

Oliver Goforth Polly Heidelburg Dessie Davis McWilliams
Mr. & Mrs. D. Glenn Meyers

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