In recognition of the centennial of the First World War, Librarian Robert Cruthirds has created a pathfinder for WWI-related materials here at the Central Library. Thanks, Robert!
Category Archives: Books
This document, created by Shirley Neely, is an oft-requested resource in the Memphis Room. Featuring a transcription and compilation of the records of one of the largest slave dealers in Memphis during the middle part of the 1800s, this manuscript is now available in its entirety in the archive. Pages 1-38 are a day-to-day accounting by Isaac Bolton for the months of March and April 1865. Pages 39-79 list the names of slaves, purchase prices, etc. Pages 80-91 include entries for sale of slaves. Pages 92-99 are transcriptions of correspondence and the last section includes newspaper articles and advertisements.
Happy New Year! I’ve been a bad, bad blogger…
It might seem like we’re not doing much here in the Memphis Room, but the truth is we’ve been doing too much! We’ll have other updates soon, but first a few things we need to catch up on:
Many congratulations to our volunteer Vincent Astor on his new book. Nobody knows more about Memphis theaters than Vincent. Pick up a copy – it’s available everywhere!
It’s been a long time since we last did an update of new collections. The following collections have been added to the Memphis Room:
Joe Bennett Collection, Tennessee Children’s Home Society Collection, Hotel Greeters of America – Women’s Division Delta Chapter No. 59 Collection, J.B. Mann Suffrage Collection, John Ford Canale Collection, Rowlett Paine Collection, W.C. Handy Beale Street Collection, Emma K. Meacham Collection, Beebe Woodside Collection, Gerald & Barbara Dowdy Collection, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Collection, Bryan Eagle Family Collection, Gwen R. Awsumb Collection, Ronco Spaghetti Company Collection, Awsumb Architectural Collection, Reverend Eron M. Sharp Collection Addendum, Memphis Architectural Collection, United Daughters of the Confederacy – Mary Latham Chapter Collection, Charles A. McVean U.S. Engineers Collection, Beale Street Blue Light District Collection, Mary Snowden Collection.