…we were in the midst of the Great Flood of 2011. Thanks to Ellery Ammons and Karen Kalnins (who has worked diligently on the historic photos), we now have a full collection of images from Memphis floods across the years – all available in the Mid-South Flood Collection.
The response to the project has been overwhelming. We have approximately 1000 photos in the collection and still more to add!
You might have heard that we are building an archive of images from this year’s flood (see links to some of the press coverage below). Well, Ellery Ammons has been working very hard and we’ve already got some of the images online!
So far, you can view images from 1913, 1937 and 2011, but keep checking back because more will be added each week. And, if you would like to add your images to the collection, there is still time.
Drop off at the library (or mail):
History Department – 4th Floor
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38111
Email (for digital images):
(If possible, please note the photographer, date and location, as well as any other pertinent details. This digital collection will become part of the library’s permanent archive.)
Commercial Appeal – “Waterlogged: Amateur photographer compiles flood images”
WMC-TV (Millington news) – “High school senior chronicles 2011 flood”
Memphis Flyer – “Recent History: High school senior collects flood photos for library archive”