Thursday, April 7, 2011

Memphis Public Library Digital Archives

The Memphis and Shelby County Room of the Memphis Public Library & Information Center was established in 1971 and houses thousands of books, reports and pamphlets, 600 maps, 12,000 photographs, and hundreds of oral histories. It is also where you will find the Memphis Information File, which contains over four hundred thousand vertical files of newspaper and magazine articles, pamphlets, manuscript collections which include correspondence, photographs, maps, financial records, contracts, and newspaper clippings of individuals and organizations.  The digital version which we link to here contains a small portion of this vast collection.  But, the fact that it is available digitally is worth noting and will give you hours of interesting reading and perhaps even some informaiton you may not have had access to previously.

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