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University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001)
Susannah Ural (Project Director: July 2019 to present)
Civil War Governors of Mississippi Digital Documentary Edition

The digitization, transcription, and annotation of the papers of Mississippi state governors from 1859 to 1882 to include official correspondence, military telegrams, and letters and petitions from the public.

The Civil War Governors of Mississippi Digital Documentary Edition (CWGM) is an open-access collection of nearly 50,000 documents from the state’s governors’ papers from the late 1850s through the early 1880s that will be scanned, transcribed, and annotated over the next six years. CWGM is seeking a three-year NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant to fund the first three-years of this project. Mississippi's Civil War-era governors' records capture the everyday experiences of southerners from the period just before the American Civil War through the end of Reconstruction and into the New South. The project involves a cross-domain partnership between archivists at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, digital archives specialists at the Mississippi Digital Library, and a historian-led research team at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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Project fields:
American Government; Military History; U.S. History

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Preservation and Access

$349,987 (approved)
$345,258 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2020 – 5/31/2023