Collections A to Z


Library History Collection - About This Collection A lot has changed since the original Cossitt Library first opened its doors on April 12, 1893. The Library History Collection captures more than a century of development and progress, reflected in photographs, letters, and other documents. Learn the history of the library below, and be sure to More...
The M Files Collection - About This Collection A collection of all things Memphis... a little bit of this, a little bit of that. The M Files consists of photographs and documents that have rarely been accessible by the public before now.  All of the items that have been found or donated, but never added to More...
Civil Rights Collection - View Full Screen About This Collection The Civil Rights Collection pulls together newspapers, photographs, correspondence, and speeches to tell the story of the Civil Rights Movement in Memphis.  The collection is a compilation of materials from numerous sources, including the following manuscript collections: Frank Holloman Collection, George W. Lee Collection, A.W. Willis, More...
Pink Palace Photograph Collection - About This Collection A collection of historically significant images acquired from the Pink Palace Museum in 1976, the Pink Palace Collection features a wide variety of wonderful photographs. From the construction of the Harahan Bridge to portraits of Native Americans, there is a little bit of everything.     More More...
Restaurant and Menu Collection - About This Collection “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.” – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin The Restaurant and Menu Collection will include all things related to dining in Memphis, and it all starts with the menus of Fredric Koeppel.       More Information Food More...
Postcards from Memphis - About This Collection Greetings from Memphis!  Take a trip through our city's history as told through postcards. This collection features hundreds of postcards showcasing city landmarks, streetscapes, and other Memphis gems.  Once you decipher the handwriting, you might even uncover some pretty interesting stories!     More Information Postcards provide a More...