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University of Memphis. Special Collections/Mississippi Valley Collection

126 Ned R. McWherter Library
Memphis, Tennessee 38152

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 901-678-8218

Phone: 901-678-8242

Repository URL: External Link

Repository code: tmm

Repository description (CRHP): Special Collections contains a wealth of resources, including more than 600 manuscript collections and more than 3,000 oral histories. It is a rich source for African American and civil rights history. See its web page on its resources for more information at

Repository description (extant): The purpose of the Special Collections Department (also known as the Mississippi Valley Collection) is to collect, organize, and make available to our diverse patrons information in many formats concerning the history, natural history, and culture of the lower Mississippi valley region. Our holdings include printed materials (books, maps, and periodicals), photographs, oral history interviews, postcards, and manuscript collections.

Repository type: University Special Collection


Papers of Benjamin L. Hooks
D'Army Bailey papers
Southern Tenant Farmers Union. Ephemera
The Memphis multi-media archival project: the 1968 sanitation workers' strike
David Appleby videotape collection on Hoxie, Arkansas
Fayette County Civic and Welfare League/Fayette County Civil Rights Museum Inc. collection
Steve Ross documentary interviews collection
Audio collections
Oral history of the desegregation of Memphis City Schools, 1954-1974
Harry and Ruth G. Woodbury papers
Oh freedom after while collection


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