List of Carnegie libraries in Mississippi
The following list of Carnegie libraries in Mississippi provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Mississippi, where 11 public libraries were built from 10 grants (totaling $145,500) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1904 to 1916. In addition, academic libraries were built at 2 institutions (totaling $90,000).
Building still operating as a library
Building standing, but now serving another purpose
Building no longer standing
National Register of Historic Places Building listed on the
historic district on the National Register of Historic Places Building contributes to a
|1||Clarksdale||Clarksdale||Nov 21, 1911||$10,000||114 Delta Ave.||Still serving original function as Free Public Library|
|2||Greenwood||Greenwood||Sep 29, 1911||$10,000||408 W. Washington St.||Closed in the 1970s|
|3||Gulfport||Gulfport||May 15, 1916||$10,000||1300 24th Ave.||Building is currently operating as the Gulfport Galleria of Fine Art a 501(c)(3) organization.|
|4||Houston||Houston||Feb 25, 1908||$6,000||105 W. Madison St.
||Still serving original function as Free Public Library|
|5||Jackson||Jackson||Jan 31, 1911||$25,000|
|6||Meridian Carnegie Library (white)||Meridian||Dec 2, 1904||$30,000||628 25th Ave.
||Currently houses the Meridian Museum of Art|
|7||Meridian Carnegie Library (black)||Meridian||Dec 2, 1904||$8,000||2721 13th St.
||Open 1913–1974, demolished 2008|
|8||Mound Bayou||Mound Bayou||Feb 13, 1909||$4,000||Never used as a library building.|
|9||Okolona||Okolona||Mar 11, 1914||$7,500||321 W. Main St.||Still serving original function as Free Public Library|
|10||Vicksburg||Vicksburg||Jul 23, 1914||$25,000||819 South St.
||Now houses city offices|
|11||West Point||West Point||Jan 31, 1913||$10,000||510 E. Broad St.||Now houses community development organization|
|1||Millsaps College||Jackson||Mar 12, 1906
Nov 22, 1923
|1701 N. State St.|
|2||University of Mississippi||University||Mar 15, 1905||$25,000||Built in 1911, now called Bryant Hall. A contributing property to Lyceum–The Circle Historic District|
- Anderson, Florence (1963). Carnegie Corporation Library Program 1911–1961. New York: Carnegie Corporation. OCLC 1282382.
- Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4.
- Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3.
- Miller, Durand R. (1943). Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890-1917. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. OCLC 2603611.
Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.