Lantern Project

Come and learn about the Lantern Project, a multi-state and multi-institution effort to digitize legal records of enslaved persons, led by Mississippi State University Libraries and featuring records from Mississippi State University Libraries, University of Mississippi Libraries, Delta State University Libraries, Historic Natchez Foundation, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System and the Montgomery County (Alabama) Archives. The Lantern Project has been generously funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

Attendees will get tips on navigating both the project digital collection and specific historic documents included in the project, such as probate and circuit court records. 

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