MDAH Preservation Press newsletter

One of my faithful readers sent along this new electronic newsletter–or e-zine to hipsters like me–put out by MDAH’s Historic Preservation Division.  It’s called Preservation Press, and its inaugural issue opens with a statement of purpose:

The Historic Preservation Division of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History  knows that Mississippians care about their historic places. In an effort to raise the awareness of historic places that do matter, staff of the HPD will be contributing to this e-Zine to educate and advocate for the preservation of places in Mississippi. This e-Zine will  examine historic buildings, places, and people in Mississippi. Our history is not just in the grand landmarks of our communities, but in the neighborhoods, commercial districts, and rural landscapes found in every community across the state. The intent is to provide thought-provoking information, book reviews relevant to the state of preservation, educational opportunities and articles, and information about events across the state. We also hope to give you names and faces of the people who work in the trenches of historic preservation and to teach the readers about preservation programs. The e-Zine seeks to let local preservationists know they are a part of a larger community that believes stewardship of historic places is important for the health of our individual communities. In others words, we are not alone—we’re all in this together.
The e-zine is stylishly designed and easy to read; plus their architect bio is for E.L. Malvaney, which is very cool. Hopefully, MDAH will be able to keep up this kind of content and quality and help us all stay informed. You can see the whole thing by clicking here:  Preservation Press Vol. 1, Issue 1

Categories: Architectural Research, Historic Preservation, Preservation Education

4 replies

  1. Lovely newsletter!

    From the Jackson daily news, March 14, 1947:

    “Tupelo milk plant is operating again after 3-day strike

    Tupelo — (UP) — The Carnation milk plant here resumed operations Thursday following agreement between the company and the Teamsters’ Union (AFL).

    Plant manager W.L. Rigsby said he did not know the details of the agreement which ended the three-day strike. But it was reported the union did no win its fight for an 18 1-2 cent increase in hourly wages, or a 48-hour week guarantee.

    When the plant halted operations three days ago because of the employees’ walkout, it closed the major marketing center for milk for more than 3,000 Mississippi farmers.”


    • Well, that takes you back, doesn’t it? An 18-and-a-half cent increase and a 48-hour week?

      Thanks for the great newspaper reference–always so much information, but always so hard to find when you’re sitting at the microfilm looking for a specific article.


    • Plus, that “3,000 Mississippi farmers” is an amazing number. I knew it was a large industry for NE MS, but that’s really huge.


  2. I just happened to have it on my desk; serendipity!

    Oh, and yes, we’re still friends!


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