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    • Memphis and Shelby County Room Listening Station Guide

    • music; musicians; Presley, Elvis; Cash, Johnny; Lewis, Jerry Lee; Hayes, Isaac; Lewis, Walter "Furry"; Stax Records; Sun Studio; Dickinson, Jim; Handy, W. C.;
    • The Memphis and Shelby County Room Listening Station Guide is a list of all the music available in the Listening Station. This collection of music includes selections representing the entire spectrum of music written and recorded by Memphis...
    • Papers of Henry Loeb, III

    • African Americans; airports; annexation; blind; budget; business; desegregation; disabilities; economics; elections; fluoridation; government; hospitals; housing; insurance; integration; labor; mayors; municipal employees; parks; politics; public...
    • Henry Loeb, III was born into a wealthy and prominent family in Memphis in 1920. After graduating from Brown University and serving as a Naval lieutenant World War II, he returned to civilian life in Memphis. As Secretary of Loeb’s...
    • Memphis Authors Collection

    • authors; writers; writing;
    • The Memphis Authors Collection is a compilation of writings and other documents written by, written about, or donated to the Memphis Public Library by Memphians. The writings range in date from the 1860s to the 1990s. The collection has a variety...
    • Greer Family Collection

    • business; Dunlap family; family life; Greer, David Searcy; Greer, John Ripley; Greer, Martha Jane Dunlap; Greer family; Tuck, Elizabeth "Bessie";
    • The collection begins with a set of letters sent between David Searcy Greer and Martha Jane Dunlap. The two were engaged in February 1833 and the wedding date was set for February 1835. Meanwhile, Greer was working as a surveyor in the Indian...
    • Awsumb Architectural Collection

    • architecture; Awsumb family; Awsumb, Carl David; Awsumb, George; Awsumb, Richard; Awsumb, Wells; buildings;
    • This collection spans the years 1921 to 1986, three generations (George Awsumb, Wells Awsumb, Richard Awsumb, and Carl Awsumb), and five firms (Pfeil & Awsumb “PA”, George Awsumb “GA”, George Awsumb & Sons “GAS”, Awsumb/Associates/Architects “AAA”,...
    • David Yellin, Lamar Wallis and Ed Greaney

    • Memphis Public Library & Information Center; libraries; Wallis, C. Lamar; Yellin, David; Greaney, Ed; WMC;
    • From left to right: David Yellin, Producer of Face to Face; C. Lamar Wallis, Director of Libraries; Ed Greaney, Program Manager for WMC-TV.
    • William A. Goodman Historic Documents Collection

    • Beauregard, G. T.; Chickasaw Indians; Civil War; Davis, Jefferson; Folsom, David; Forrest, Nathan Bedford; Grant, Ulysses S.; Hurlbut, Stephen A.; Jackson, Andrew; Johnson, Andrew; Johnson, Joseph E.; Kirby-Smith, Edwin; Lincoln, Abraham; Maury,...
    • In 1978, William A. Goodman, a Memphis attorney, historian and collector, gave the Library a unique collection of historic documents. Seven of the pieces are 18th century documents, including two signed by Manuel Gayoso de Lemos, Spanish Governor...
    • George W. Lee and friends

    • Lee, George W.; Walker, W. W.; Bates, Bert; Moore, James W.; Horton, C. O.; Tucker, David;
    • George W. Lee is pictured with several people, including W.W. Walker, Bert Bates, James W. Moore, Judge C.O. Horton and David Tucker.
    • "Jazz Musicians Sing The Blues"

    • Broyles, David; jazz; Johnson, Charlton; Kelley, Mike; Lonardo, Tom; MMUSIC; Mobley, Bill; music; 1980s;
    • "Jazz. -- The four-letter word for musical improvisation conjures up images of finger-snapping beatniks, long-haired guitarists, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Al Jarreau, Al Hirt. -- To local club owners, the word conjures up something else: no...
    • Podcast - Memphis Room Music Show - Episode 2

    • Holliday, Eldon; music; University of Memphis; Evans, David; High Water Records; blues; Hemphill, Jessie Mae; Hurt, "Mississippi" John; The Fieldstones;
    • The second episode of the Memphis Room Music Show podcast, hosted by Eldon "Chip" Holliday. In this episode, Dr. David Evans sits down with Chip Holliday to discuss the creation and history of the University of Memphis' High Water Records. Since...
    • Memphis Park Commission Collection

    • Memphis Park Commission; parks; community centers; theaters; swimming pools; Tri-State Fair; Cotton Carnival; senior centers; recreation; Memphis Zoo; Pink Palace Family of Museums; Mid-America Mall; Libertyland; Liberty Bowl; Mid-South Fair;...
    • In 1900, the City of Memphis established the Memphis Park Commission in an effort to oversee the City’s parks and to expand its parkland and resources. The Park Commission felt a large, successful park system would promote Memphis’s health and...
    • Dr. David Kaser and Mr. C. Lamar Wallis shaking hands at Sheraton Hotel

    • Memphis Public Library & Information Center; Wallis, C. Lamar; Tennessee Library Association; 1960s;
    • On the back: "Tennessee Library Association Annual Convention, April 24-26, 1969. Dr. David Kaser, out-going TLA President and director of Cornell University Libraries, Ithaca, NY, turns over the reins of TLA to C. Lamar Wallis, new President of...
    • Main Street

    • Main Street; Monroe Avenue; streets; trolleys; Peabody Hotel; hotels; businesses; 1900s;
    • Photo showing trolleys and pedestrians on Main Street. Handwritten notes on back of photo read, "Main Street/ Looking North from Monroe/1907 (Memphis Trust Building)."
    • Main Street

    • Main Street; streets; trolleys; 1900s;
    • Pedestrians and trolley on Main Street. Handwritten note on the back reads, "Main St. looking North from McCall."
    • "Main St. North From Beale Ave."

    • Main Street; Beale Street; streets; trolleys; theaters; 1910s;
    • Black and white postcard showing the intersection of Main and Beale Streets. Caption on the bottom of the postcard reads, "Main St. North From Beale Ave."
    • Memphi Receipt '76

    • Greene, Colton; Mystic Memphi; Mardi Gras; finance;
    • Receipt: from David P. Hadden to Gen. Colton Greene; vouchers for moneys dispursed by Greene approved by Hadden as President of the Memphi.
    • "Main St. North From Beale Ave."

    • Main Street; Beale Street; streets; trolleys; theaters; 1910s;
    • Photo of postcard showing the intersection of Main and Beale Streets. Caption on the bottom of the postcard reads, "Main St. North From Beale Ave."
    • Maury

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    • Notes from back: 1. Frank Thomas 2. Edward Gallowy 3. Malcolm Ackin 4. 5. James 6. Dorcas L. 7. David 8. Allington Morehead 9. Julius Lewis 10. Earl 11. Sim 12. Howell Thomas 13. Margarett 14. Louise Campbell 15. Louise Hendricks 16. Ethel Kelsey...
    • Main Street

    • Main Street; streets; businesses; theaters; Goldsmith's; newspapers; Commercial Appeal; 1940s;
    • Newspaper clipping showing Main Street at night. Caption on back of clipping reads, "Main Street C.A. 7-13-1941." Signs for Loew's, Goldsmith's, Haverty's, and Malco can be seen.
    • Main Street

    • Main Street; Monroe Avenue; streets; businesses; 1930s;
    • Northern view down Main Street to Monroe Avenue. Caption on back of photo reads, "Main St. looking north to Monroe c. 1930." A "Preview Tonight" banner hangs outside the Warner Theater on the right.
    • "Approaching Court Square."

    • Main Street; Court Square; streets; pedestrians; newspapers; Commercial Appeal; 1930s;
    • Newspaper clipping showing pedestrians walking down Main Street towards Court Square. Caption under photo reads, "Approaching Court Square. A typical street scene on a lazy summer afternoon. A caption on back of clipping reads, "C.A. 11-1-1931...
    • Unknown

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    • Notes from back: Leo Smith, Billy Griffen, David, Richard LeGrand, Havis Chamber, Billy Wallace, Gasper Manzo, Harry Kelly, J. H. Parker, Bob Brommer, Ernest Manzo, Robert Bennett, Billy Sutherland, Mary E. Grimes, Dorothy Kirschner, Juanita Scott,...
    • "Clouds framed by Main Street's tall building."

    • Main Street; Monroe Avenue; streets; Columbian Mutual Tower Building; businesses; trolleys; newspapers; 1930s;
    • Newspaper clipping showing the intersection of Monroe Avenue and Main Street with a view of the Columbian Mutual Tower Building. Caption under photo reads, "Clouds framed by Main Street's tall building. Looking north from the corner of Monroe. ...
    • "North Main Street"

    • Main Street; streets; 1940s;
    • Postcard with an image of North Main Street. Caption on back of postcard reads, "Memphis in Pictures. 1940." Shows traffic signal and bus.
    • Main Street

    • Main Street; streets; businesses; 1940s;
    • Photo showing Main Street with its busy street life. Caption on back of photo reads, "4-1-1940 Main Street."
    • Hadden, Greene, Lucas Receipts

    • Mystic Memphi;
    • List of debits and credits of the Memphi from 2/3/76 to 3/2/76; includes cash received from David P. Hadden and payments to merchants and workers; written in pencil on verso (2 of 3) of Copartnership Notice establishing the insurance firm of Greene...
    • Main Street

    • Main Street; streets; businesses; 1940s;
    • Photo showing Main Street with rows of businesses on each side, including Jim's Grill, Loew's, and Graves & Graves. Caption on back of photo reads, "4-2-40 Main St."
    • Visitors in gallery in Art Department, Main Library

    • Memphis Public Library & Information Center; Main Library; Poland Photographers; arts; galleries; photography;1970s;
    • A man and two women looking at a photo exhibit in the library's Art Department. Note on back: "Poland Photo Exhibit Main Library. David Staff Photographer, C.A. June 12, 1978".
    • Main Street

    • Main Street; streets; businesses; trolleys; 1940s;
    • Photo showing Main Street with trolleys, pedestrians, and businesses, including Jim's Grill, Thurman the Tailor, Sander's Clothiers, and Loew's.
    • Newspaper vendor

    • Main Street; Madison Avenue; streets; portraits; newspapers; businesses; 1940s;
    • A newspaper vendor at the crowded intersection of Main Street and Madison Avenue. Caption on back of photo reads, "Main & Madison - 9-26-1940."
    • Main at Madison

    • Main Street; Madison Avenue; streets; businesses; 1940s;
    • A building at the corner of Main Street and Madison Avenue, housing Clark's Shoes and Bags. Kress is on the right. A billboard for I. W. Harper whiskey is on top of the building. Caption on back of photo reads, "12-4-40 Main and Madison."

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