DIG Memphis Digital Donations


Digital Donations

Donating Digital Material to DIG Memphis

DIG Memphis collects and preserves material representing life in Memphis and the Mid-South. We welcome donations of photographs and other digital items that will help build our collections more fully. Scroll below for more information on how to submit your items to DIG.


Please share digital material that captures life, places, and people in Memphis and the Mid-South community. Submissions must be in digital form and may include:

  • Digital photographs
  • Emails, scanned letters, and other correspondence
  • Journal entries
  • Blog or social media posts
  • Scans of flyers and posters
  • Creative works such as drawings, paintings, and poetry
  • Audio or video files
  • Looking for guidance in creating digital files? Read through our Digitization Standards handout.

Prior to submitting your digital file, we ask that you please provide any details you know about the item (date, location taken, names of people in the photographs, etc.). If you have any questions, please click the ‘Contact Us‘ button at the bottom of the page.

To read the MPL’s Permission Statement regarding donations, please click HERE.

If you have any questions, please use the Contact Us button below.

Permission statement

If you are gifting material to Memphis Public Libraries, you must agree to the following statement granting the library permission to use and/or showcase your items:

As owner of the material being submitted, I do grant and convey title relinquishing all rights of ownership to Memphis Public Libraries for inclusion in its collections and subject to the administration by and of its policies and staff. I hereby dedicate to the public such literary rights as I may possess in these materials. It is agreed that should any part of the donation to Memphis Public Libraries be found to include printed or other materials which the library deems inappropriate for permanent retention, the library may dispose of the material in accordance with its procedure for disposition of material not needed for the library’s collection.

I confirm that I am 18 years of age or older. If you are under the age of 18, please ask your parent or guardian to submit material on your behalf.