Tag Archives: Overton Park

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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June 29th – Overton Park Stories

The Overton Park Conservancy and the Memphis Room are joining together to collect your stories and memories of Overton Park.  Whether it is a funny anecdote, a list of things you love about the park, or your favorite picture from the zoo, you can bring your photographs and stories and we will scan or record them for you.

For more information on the project, please visit www.overtonpark.org/stories.


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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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