Looking Back: Hurricane Katrina

“Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, MS. Monday, September 19, 2005. Looking southwest, from Main Street, at Hancock County Courthouse.” Call number: PI/2005.0024, item 53 (MDAH)

Images from the Hurricane Katrina Photographs collection (PI/2005.0024) document the devastation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In the weeks after Katrina, MDAH staff traveled to the Coast to assist property owners and help libraries, museums, and courthouses salvage and preserve collections damaged by the storm.

“Pascagoula, Jackson County, MS. Friday September 16, 2005. Pascagoula Public Library. Workers stack books on floor in preparation to remove shelving in the law library section.” Call number: 2005.0024, item 16 (MDAH)
“Biloxi, Harrison County, MS. Monday, September 19, 2005. Museum artifacts recovered from debris on grounds of Beauvoir.” Call number: PI/2005.0024, item 62 (MDAH)