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Katrina Archives

University of Southern Mississippi, 1228 Beach Blvd, Long Beach, MS 39560
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Long Beach
Description: University of southern Mississippi, Long Beach, MS, campus. Library. Katrina Archives and special exhibits on the 3rd floor of library
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Neenah, Wisconsin
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We stopped to see the Friendship Oak and walked over to the library, went to the third floor, and saw a display of photos regarding William Faulkner. We went to room 301/302 as was directed in the lobby and the nice lady in office 302 said whatever was on display here was moved to the "ground zero" display in Waveland.... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Found our stop at the Katrina Research Center, Katrina Archives, to be a very interesting and sobering event well worth the time to visit. We were the only vistors at the time of our visit and had plenty of time to absorb the educational and artistic energies that are shared at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast library. If... More

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biloxi ms
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

If you want to understand the impact the hurricane had on the coast this is the only place to look. USM has done an outstanding job!!

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I live through Katrina, it was most devastating and life altering. I enjoyed, yet with sadness the time and energy put into this archive. It is educational and filled with awe of what mother nature can do to a community. What a respectful and heartfelt way to pay respects to this tragedy and those who lost their life. Worth the... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast library (on the Long Beach campus, far building on the left) has archives of Hurricane Katrina on their third floor: currently on view are dozens of hurricane-untouched plates recovered from the school dining room and given to local elementary students for art projects of their choice, and a collection of tee-shirts autographed by... More

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