Civil War & Reconstruction Governors of Mississippi (CWRGM) is a digital history project that provides free online access to all of the state's governors' papers from just before the Civil War through the era of Reconstruction and into the New South. It didn't matter if you were a man or woman, young or old, rich or poor, or black or white — Mississippians across the spectrum contacted their governor about every issue imaginable, which makes this collection truly representative of this diverse state and of incredible value to scholars, educators, students, and the public. CWRGM is writing and reviewing metadata, transcriptions, and subject tagging annotations for all 20,000+ documents in the collection.
Subjects or Themes
African Americans, Military families, Veterans, Widows, Enslaved people, Freed peoples, Conscription, Illiterate persons, War Dissenter, Native Americans, and many more. See discussion of CWRGM Subject Tagging protocols at: https://cwrgm.org/protocols
This is a digital exhibit and digital documentary edition. It benefits from crowd-sourced transcription work, features livestream, videos, and a podcast episodes about the project, and sample documents with lesson plans. In the future, CWRGM will also feature mapping, network analysis, growing numbers of images, and a blog.
Host Institution / Affiliation / Project Location
Labor and Support
- Includes faculty/educator/staff labor
- Includes unpaid student/volunteer labor
- Utilized institutional resources (i.e. server space, etc.)