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New Digital Collection: Robert Lanier Collection

Paths Through Court Square


Judge Robert Lanier has always been a generous friend of the Memphis Room.

Once again, he has given us a gift — this time, a collection of 295 photographs documenting the evolution of some of Memphis’ buildings and public spaces.   Spanning from the 1950s to the present, the Robert Lanier Collection includes images of Beale Street, Court Square, Overton Park, the Tennessee Club, Main Street, Overton Square, the Exchange Building, and so much more.

Our sincere thanks also go out to volunteer Victoria Grey, who not only processed the collection and created a finding aid, but digitized the entire collection as well.


 Dyer's BurgersMemphis SkylineBeale Street 1955 Mid-America MallOverton Square


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More Moving Images from Memphis

Our expert volunteer researcher John Dulaney brought something new to our attention today:

CriticalPast is an archival image warehouse with thousands of still and moving images from various sources, mostly federal.  The files can be viewed in their entirety on the website or they can be permanently acquired for a fee.  There are a number of moving images from Memphis that are worth a look.

And don’t forget that we are now adding videos to Dig Memphis.  Let us know if you have a film or home movie you would like to share.


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Scenes from the Zoo

Just a few of our images of the Memphis Zoo:
Click here to view more images from the digital collections of Dig Memphis.


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