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    • Memphis and Harahan Bridges with Boat

    • Harahan Bridge; bridges; Mississippi River; rivers; railroads; boats;
    • “Memphis and Harrahan Bridges, Memphis, Tenn. -- Gateway to the West Joining Arkansas and Tennessee” Color image of bridges with barge in water underneath the bridges.
    • "Downtown jazzed up by festival"

    • jazz; Memphis Traditional Jazz Festival; music; 1980s;
    • "...About 550 people spent a lazy afternoon yesterday walking to the various stages and enjoying some fine jazz music from both out-of-town and local musicians. -- A busboy could be seen in the service area at No. 1 Beale Street dancing up a storm...
    • "Charles Lloyd is From Memphis"

    • jazz; Lloyd, Charles; music; 1960s;
    • "Charles Lloyd, rapidly becoming one of the top names in jazz music, is a graduate of Manassas, got his bachelor's and master's in music at University of Southern California. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Parker, 2082 Claremont Circle. ...
    • 1961-01-04 Correspondence

    • correspondence; libraries; civil rights; desegregation; Wallis, C. Lamar; Luening, Eugene A.; First Unitarian Church; 1960s;
    • "Dear Mr. West [sic], -- We have tried to find any information available concerning the use of rest rooms in public facilities in other southern communities, as you suggested in your letter of December 16th. [sic] to me as president of the local...
    • Cult experts gave warning in 1992

    • West Memphis Three; West Memphis, Arkansas; murders; cults; 1990s;
    • "Experts warned Crittenden County officials last year about a rising interest in the occult among young people, and one consultant said he found evidence of a self-styled satanic cult there."
    • "Memphis Negro Pianist 'Sends' the Jazz Critics"

    • jazz; music; Newborn, Phineas, Jr.; 1950s;
    • "His Playing Is Called 'Exciting' - Many Refer to Him as 'Genius' -- Memphis, which gave to the jazz world such immortals as Handy, Lunceford and Bessie Smith, has another negro artist who has the jazz critics polishing up their best adjectives to...
    • "Memphis-bred band strolls in jazz world's high cotton"

    • Hot Cotton Jazz Band; jazz; music; Wilson, Ruby; 1990s;
    • "If you live in the cradle of the blues, you might easily have missed out on the rebirth of one of Memphis' favorite sons. -- That's because it is happening on the West Coast, where Dixieland and blues-tinged jazz from the W.C. Handy era have...
    • "There Is Much Gratitude For the Visiting Nurses"

    • Junior League; medicine; nursing; Visiting Nurse Association; 1950s;
    • "In Six Months They Have Made More Than 850 Calls to the Ill -- ...He was talking about a registered nurse from the Visiting Nurse Association. In six months, more than 850 visits have been made in all parts of the city to all types of cases. ...
    • "Frank Strozier performs tonight"

    • jazz; MMUSIC; music; Strozier, Frank; 1980s;
    • "Saxophonist-flutist Frank Strozier, whose credits include playing with Miles Davis, Woody Shaw and Shelley Manne, returns to Memphis tonight for a rare appearance in his hometown. He will play Schreier Auditorium of the University of Tennessee...
    • Battle of Memphis

    • sketches; Civil War; Battle of Memphis; navy; Mississippi River; boats; 1860s;
    • "The Battle of Memphis (June 6, 1862) looking South. After a Drawing by Rear-Admiral Walke." From the pages of "Operations of the Western Flotilla" by Henry Walke, Rear Admiral, United States Navy. Several vessels are identified, including...
    • "Death of Jimmy Lunceford Recalls His First Band Here"

    • jazz; Lunceford, Jimmie; music; 1940s;
    • "The world famous jazz orchestra of Jimmy Lunceford, top flight negro musician who died Saturday night in Seaside, Ore., was formed here by him in 1925 when he was teaching at Manassas High School. -- The body of the 47-year-old maestro will be...


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