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One year ago…

…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!

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New Digital Collection: Mid-South Flood Collection

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):
Flood2011.Photography@gmail.com

(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”

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Help us build an archive of this year’s flood!

Do you have photos of this year’s flood?  Do you want to help us preserve history?

A local Girl Scout has decided to build a digital archive of photographs and images from this year’s flood. Can you help her? If you would like to donate images to the archive, here are the ways to get the photos to us:
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):
Flood2011.Photography@gmail.com

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.

Thanks for all of your help, and feel free to share this with your friends!

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