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Aims & Scope

The Primary Source is the journal of the Society of Mississippi Archivists, and as of December 2016 is a peer-reviewed publication. The journal encompasses all aspects of archival practice, and our interests include but are not limited to archival management (staff and resource management, processing projects); innovative processing techniques and procedures; community outreach; innovative approaches to reference and access; recently opened collections and other projects; digitization and preservation projects, oral history; digital humanities in Mississippi or on topics related to Mississippi history or the broader narrative of the South; and archives in museums, public libraries and other non-academic library settings; exhibit design and implementation (analog and digital); and reviews of books and products of interest to archivists, librarians and historians.

The journal places emphasis on projects, collections and research that celebrate or promote the rich and complicated history of the state of Mississippi, but also welcomes contributions from outside the state and around the world.