Guide to the Melody Golding "Katrina" Photographic Documentation Project
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Collection ID:
Golding, Melody
Physical Description:
2 cubic feet
4 boxes, 5 oversize folders
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
These photographs document some of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the towns of Biloxi, Ocean Springs, and Pearlington, Mississippi.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
The collection is divided into two series.
Series 1: Photographs, 2005-2006
Series 2: Supporting Material, 2005-2007

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States on August 29, 2005. Katrina left a path of devastation and wiped out whole sections of the city of New Orleans as well as many small coastal towns. These prints were created for the photographer’s traveling exhibition, “Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember.” Ms. Golding is a photographer who documented the devastation in her home state of Mississippi after the Hurricane Katrina struck on August 29, 2005.
Golding, Melody; Pfister, Sally, editor. Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember. University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi, 2007.

Existence and Location of Originals note
Two 30” x 40” framed photographs from this collection are hanging in the Archives Center.
Processing Information note
Processed by Franklin A. Robinson, Jr., archives specialist, May-August, 2010; supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist.
Finding aid prepared by Franklin Robinson, Jr.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
This collection was donated to the Archives Center by photographer Melody Golding in 2009.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
Melody Golding Katrina Photographs, 2005-2006, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use note
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Mounted prints were created for the photographer's traveling exhibition, "Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember."

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Disasters Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hurricanes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mississippi Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs--Photoprints--Silver gelatin--2000-2010 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270