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Mississippi: State Resource Guide

This guide provides access to digital materials related to the state of Mississippi at the Library of Congress, as well as links to external websites and a selected print bibliography.


Mississippi was admitted to the Union on December 10, 1817, as the 20th state. Its name means "great waters." The capital and largest city of the state is Jackson.

This guide compiles links to digital materials related to Mississippi such as books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, motion pictures, photographs, sheet music, and sound recordings that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Mississippi and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.