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Now Open: Memphis and Shelby County Room Listening Station

listening station

Today we are pleased to announce the addition of a Memphis Music Listening Station to the Memphis and Shelby County Room. This listening station, which contains 594 CDs, will allow easy patron access to our large archive of Memphis Music.  This listening station contains materials representing every stage of music written and recorded by Memphians and in Memphis.  From the Memphis Jug Band, to Justin Timberlake; from Memphis Minnie to Packy Axton; classical, country, jazz, soul, rockabilly, R&B and more can all be listened to and enjoyed in one spot. Additionally, many rare and out-of-print albums are included in the listening station along with local independent releases (of course, Elvis and Stax are here too!).

Feel free to browse through the Guide of available music and come by anytime to listen to some great tunes!

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Free Genealogy Workshops in May!

Free genealogy workshops will be offered on Tuesday nights in May.

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by | April 15, 2015 · 6:06 pm

In Memoriam: John J. Shea, Jr., 1924 – 2014

John J. Shea, Jr.

For more information on Dr. Shea:

The John J. Shea, Jr. MD Collection finding aid

Memphis Business Journal

Commercial Appeal (Subscribers Only)

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Hallelujah! Screenings

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.

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Odds and Ends… And New Collections!

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New finding aids have been added to the Manuscript Collection Finding Aids digital collection:
The Benjamin L. Hooks Collection
Memphis Park Commission Minute Books
The Bishop Daniel Buechlein Collection
Memphis Sheet Music Collection
Miss Tommye Russell Collection
Rabbi Max Samfield Collection
Peabody Hotel Highlights Collection
Robert Lanier Collection
Marion Scudder Griffin Collection
Wesley McDaniel Collection
Henry Kahn Collection
The Renaissance Music Circle Collection
Marilyn J. Califf Collection
1620 Vance Collection
Dilettante Club Collection
American Snuff Company Collection
John J. Shea, Jr., MD Collection
Memphis Authors Collection
Memphis Park Commission Collection
Memphis Sesquicentennial Collection
Orpheum Collection
Pinocchio’s Children’s Book Place Collection

Three documents on the historic Mid-South Coliseum have been added to The M Files:
Mid-South Coliseum
Coliseum in Architecture Memphis – 1964
Coliseum in Architecture Memphis – 1963

A 1972 photo album/scrapbook from the Citizens to Preserve Overton Park has been added to the Memphis Parks collection.

Janet Wyatt has been busy at work adding photographs to the Library History collection. Check them out!

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Saturday, October 25th @ 2:00 pm

Flyer for upcoming Benjamin Hooks event

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by | October 9, 2014 · 1:44 pm

WWI Lecture Series

Great War Lecture Series in the Memphis Room on Monday nights.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)

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by | September 9, 2014 · 10:51 am