2016 Grantee: Delta State University ARchives

Read more about Delta State University Archives at their website here.



MDNHA Board chair Dr. Myrtis Tabb and grants committee chair Kim Terrell present the grant to DSU head archivist Emily Jones, with MDNHA executive director Dr. Rolando Herts.


GRANT PROJECT: “All Access to Cleveland’s Museum Mile: the MS Delta Chinese Museum to the Amzie Moore House Museum & Interpretive center”

This one-year docent program provided two part-time docents to oversee the public access of and encourage visits to the MS Delta Chinese Heritage Museum and the Amzie Moore House Museum while also performing some site-specific duties to preserve the historic space and stories presented therein.



The Delta State University Archives supports the teaching, research, and public service activities of the University by collecting, preserving, and making accessible collections that document the history and culture of Delta State University and the Mississippi region.

This proposal also builds upon the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan to improve cultural competency and meets this goal by providing students and the community at large with the opportunity to engage in primary and secondary source materials displayed in a consumable way as to enlighten and entertain. While the proposal focused on two specific museums, one on Delta State’s campus and one within the Cleveland community, each museum attracts visitors from across the nation and around the world.

Learn more about the Archives at their website here.