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    • Benjamin Hooks Collection

    • Hooks, Benjamin L.; NAACP; Federal Communications Commission; Children's Health Forum; religion; law; politics; civil rights;
    • Born and raised in Memphis, Benjamin Lawson Hooks came from a successful black family. His grandmother, Julia Britton Hooks, and his great aunt, Mary Britton, were two of the first black women to graduate from college, both attaining success in...
    • 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...
    • Mallory-Neely House and Tennessee Homecoming Collection

    • Children of the American Revolution; Daughters of the American Revolution; Mallory-Neely House; residences; Sons of the American Revolution; Tennessee Homecoming '86; Victorian Village;
    • The Daughters of the American Revolution - Sons of the American Revolution - Children of the American Revolution (DAR-SAR-CAR) Chapter House of West Tennessee donated the contents of this collection to the Memphis and Shelby County Room in 1988. ...
    • Maxine A. Smith NAACP Collection

    • activism; African Americans; boycotts; business; busing; civil rights; clubs; consolidation; desegregation; discrimination; education; employment; government; health care; hospitals; integration; labor; law; minimum wage; NAACP; neighborhoods;...
    • Maxine Atkins was born in 1929, the youngest of the three children of Joseph and Georgia Rounds Atkins. Maxine graduated from Booker T. Washington High School at age 15 in 1945. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Spelman...
    • Susanne Conlan Scruggs Collection

    • adoption; African Americans; blind; boys; cemeteries; children; class; clubs; compulsory education; custody; education; family; flooding; girls; health; hospitals; housing; law; libraries; mentally ill; music education; nurses; orphans; parks;...
    • Susanne Conlan was born in Boston in 1863. She came to Memphis in 1889 following her marriage to Thomas Murphy Scruggs, a prominent Memphis attorney who later became a judge. Susanne Scruggs was active in the Progressive Movement in Memphis, and...
    • Memphis Park Commission Minute Books

    • Memphis Park Commission; parks; municipal government;
    • The Memphis Park Commission met for the first time in September 1900. Its final meeting took place nearly a century later in March 2000, and in April it was abolished by the Memphis City Council. The Commission customarily met once a month,...
    • Rabbi Max Samfield Collection

    • Samfield, Max; Judaism; rabbis; Elks;
    • Max Samfield was born in Marksteft, Bavaria on January 23, 1844. His father Samuel was an ordained rabbi under whom Max studied in pursuit of the rabbinate. At the age of twelve, his studies were so advanced that he attended post-Talmudical school....
    • Memphis Crippled Children's Hospital and School

    • birth defects; children; clubs; disease; education; health; hospitals; schools;
    • In the days before antibiotics, vaccinations, and public awareness of disease-related birth defects, many children in the Mid-South suffered from severely crippling illnesses such as poliomyelitis, tuberculosis of the spine and osteomyelitis as...
    • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Collection

    • ALSAC; building construction; cancer; children; entertainers; disease; health; hospitals; medical research; medicine; public service; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Thomas, Danny;
    • Danny Thomas was one of nine children of Lebanese immigrants. He was born Muzyad Makhoob in 1914 in Deerfield, Michigan and was raised in a loving, yet poverty-stricken home in Toledo, Ohio. His name was Americanized to Amos Jacobs, but in 1940...
    • Tennessee Children's Home Society

    • adoption; children; Kelley, Camille; law; Tann, Georgia; Tennessee Children's Home Society;
    • The Tennessee Children’s Home Society was a Memphis orphanage known for its involvement with the kidnapping of children and their illegal adoptions. -- Georgia Tann, head of the orphanage, was well respected in the Memphis community and maintained...
    • 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”,...
    • Children's Department staff, Main Library

    • Memphis Public Library & Information Center; programs; WMC; portraits; 1960s;
    • Children's Department staff with local TV station guests showing a new program called "Looney Zoo" on WMC Channel 5 every Thursday. Note on back: "Trent Wood, WMC 5 -- Averil Randall, Children's Librarian -- Cathleen Schlenker, Children's Dept. --...
    • Selma S. Lewis Collection

    • African Americans; business; children; Jews; public service; race; religion; volunteerism; women;
    • The Selma S. Lewis Collection was given to the Memphis and Shelby County Room by her daughter, Jane Lewis Ross in April 2000. The collection, which includes a wide range of newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs and publications,...


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