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by | November 6, 2013 · 5:24 pm

The Demolition of Bojo’s

We’d like to thank our new friends at Biggs General Contracting for quite a few donations to the digital archive as of late.  We’ll be getting them all up soon, but for now, how about a quick video of the demolition of the legendary Bojo’s Antiques on Summer Avenue?

Video – Demolition of Bojo’s Antique Mall

If that’s not your cup of tea, perhaps you’d enjoy a 1920s booklet about Memphis and its potential for hosting conventions?  It has wonderful pictures!

Do you have something about Memphis that others might find interesting or helpful?  Contact us, and we can tell you about how you can help create collections in the Memphis and Shelby County Room.

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Coming Soon: Miriam DeCosta-Willis

On Saturday, February 26th, join us at 2:00 pm in the Memphis Room to celebrate the release of Miriam DeCosta-Willis’ new book, Black Memphis Landmarks.  At the same time, the Miriam DeCosta-Willis Collection will be made available to the public for the first time.

Mrs. DeCosta-Willis has had a remarkable career as a scholar, a writer and as a civil rights leader, and the collection will include materials from all aspects of her life and career.

Until then, let us tease you with some of the photos from her collection.  Approximately 30 photos from the Miriam DeCosta-Willis Collection have been added to the Civil Rights Photograph Collection.  Enjoy!


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