New Digital Collection: Saul Brown

A hallway, filled with photographs by Saul Brown. Saul pokes his head out from a doorway about halfway back.

Two summers ago, intern Emily Baker took on the Herculean task of processing a collection of thousands of photos, slides and negatives from Memphis photographer Saul Brown.  She did a masterful job of organizing the items and creating a finding aid, and she even managed to find the time to scan a representative image from each section of the collection.  Thanks to Emily, you can now view 500+  images from the Saul Brown Photograph Collection on Dig Memphis.  The collection features Brown’s work beyond his 20 years as a staff photographer for the Press-Scimitar: travels in Europe, Asia, and North America; promotional photography for Memphis theaters; and the faces and places of Memphis.

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2 responses to “New Digital Collection: Saul Brown

  1. David Cohen

    Saul Brown was my great uncle. I decided to google him today. I am so excited to find this!
    It looks like his entire collection is not online. If I’m reading the catalog correctly, there are boxes stored at your physical location with additional materials. Is that correct?
    If possible, I would love to be able to see them. My name and my relatives were noted as subject matter in several of the boxes.

    • Hi David,
      Thanks for contacting us. You and your family are more than welcome to access the collection any time you would like. It is available in the Memphis Room on the 4th floor of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library during our operating hours. We look forward to meeting you!

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