The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) is a state agency of Mississippi. The agency has its headquarters in the William F. Winter Archives and History Building in Jackson. The department, founded in 1902, functions as the state's historical agency and collects, preserves and provides access to the archival resources of the state. The agency administers museums and historic sites as well, and oversees statewide programs for historic preservation, government records management, and publications.
Dunbar Rowland was the first Director of MDAH, serving from 1902 until his death in 1937.