The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Memphis Public Library & Information Center
3030 Poplar Ave.
Repository URL: http://www.memphislibrary.org/history/memshe1.htm
Repository code: tm
Repository description (extant): The Memphis and Shelby County Room is an area within the History/Social Sciences Department where researchers may view items from the library's archival and manuscript collections. These include historical records of people and families, maps, photographs, newspaper vertical files, books, and music and video recordings. These materials document the development of the community, government, economy, culture, and heritage of Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee.
Repository Notes (CRHP): The Memphis Public Library's Memphis and Shelby County Room has a blog and digital archive at this web site: http://memphisroom.wordpress.com/. It has an annotated index to its manuscript collections at this link: http://memphisroom.wordpress.com/collection-of-collections/.
Repository type: Public Library
Everett R. Cook oral history collection
A. W. Willis, Jr. collection
Memphis State eight: dreamers, thinkers, doers
John William McAfee collection
Memoirs of John William McAfee, Sr. 1915-2001
African American life in Memphis, Tennessee: a compilation of collections
Selma S. Lewis collection
Rev. Dr. Frank Lewis McRae collection
George W. Lee collection
Rabbi James A. Wax collection