The M Files Collection

“Suffrage Rally”. The M Files

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 a permanent collection, will now find a home here as part of the M Files.


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More Information

As the clippings from the Memphis Information File are digitized, they will be added to The M Files, but so will smaller manuscript collections and unique digital collections that pull together materials from multiple physical collections within the Memphis & Shelby County Room.  You never know what you might find!

To get an idea of what the M Files has to offer, check out some of the mini-collections below:


If you have questions about the collection or specific images, please contact the History Department at Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.  The department can be reached at (901) 415-2742 or