Memphis Public Library. Memphis and Shelby County Room

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Location:
(901) 415-2742 (History Department); (901) 415-2700 (Library Information Center)

Collections

Name Description
African-American Life in Memphis, Tenn. Letter about the Selma-Montgomery March, letter about the preservation of the Lorraine Motel, and a pamphlet about the history of the NAACP.
Edmund Orgill Papers Papers of Memphis Mayor Edmund Orgill
Frank Holloman collection Documents related to Memphis police chief and former F.B.I. agent Frank Holloman related to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Maxine A. Smith NAACP Collection Records dating from 1960 to 1969 documenting the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis civil rights photograph collection