On Thursday, August 27th, the History Department will be hosting an Open House as a token of our appreciation for all the work done by our Rhodes College Fellows this summer. Maria and Sandro have done some great work processing and digitizing collections over the past few months. These collections include: the J. Porter McClean Collection, the Claypool Family Collection, the Walter R. Streuli Collection, and the Nowag Music Collection. Their most impressive work, however, was the Nadia Price collection. Nadia was a local photographer and her collection includes over 600 photographs.
Selections from the Walter R. Streuli Collection, and the Nowag Music Collection have been added to the M Files. Look for more information next week about the Nadia Price Collection when it is published to Dig Memphis.
Thanks again Maria and Sandro for all the great work!
We are very excited to host two screenings of the 1929 classic film Hallelujah! this month. Want to know more about the film? Take a look at the Hallelujah! Collection.
We are pleased to announce that our new Benjamin L. Hooks Collection is now available on Dig Memphis.
This past summer, Matthew Hicks and Katie Jakovich (our archival fellows from Rhodes) processed the Benjamin L. Hooks manuscript collection and digitized selected items from that collection for inclusion here in the digital archive. In addition, Hooks’ daughter, Patricia Hooks Gray, very kindly allowed us to make digital copies of a large number of family photographs which have also been added to this digital collection.
The digital collection includes dozens of photographs of Hooks with civil rights leaders, presidents, family members and celebrities, as well as documents and reports related to his time as the Executive Director of the NAACP and a member of the FCC.
We hope you will join us on Saturday, October 25th, at 2:00 to celebrate the opening of the Benjamin L. Hooks Collection and to congratulate Matt and Katie on a job well done.
September 15 – Origins of the Great War (Robert Cruthirds, Central Library History Department)
September 29 – War Lands: The Environmental Impact of the First World War and the Making of the 20th Century (Tait Keller, Rhodes College)
October 20 – WarUntold.com: The Stories of WWI Soldiers (G. Andrew Pouncey, WWI Historian)
November 10 – Book Discussion of All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (Central Reader’s Club)