Mobile Public Library Digital Collections

Mobile Public Library Local History & Genealogy Library

The Local History and Genealogy Library is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to the history of Mobile, and the greater Gulf Coast region.

Browse Collections (18 total)

Mobile Death Records 1908

Harold R. Barney #1400.pdf

Death records of Mobile County, Alabama, for the year 1908

Mobile County death records for 1876-1908 available at the Local History & Genealogy…

1918 Influenza Pandemic in Mobile

1 Jan . 1919.pdf

The influenza pandemic of 1918, also known as the Spanish flu, struck the state of Alabama in September of 1918, with devastating results. The…

Nicholas Holmes Memorial Collection

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Photographs taken of Mobile buildings for a project assigned to architect Nicholas Holmes, as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey.

Contributors: Photographer, W.N. Manning, Photographer, E.W. Russell, Photographer, Jack E. Boucher

Souvenir History of the Mobile Fire and Police Departments, 1819-1902

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Book detailing the history of the Mobile Fire and Police Departments, from 1819 to 1902, including photographs of the fire and police department…

Contributors: John C. O'Connell, Electric Engraving Company, Buffalo, NY, Thompson Photographic Company, Mobile, AL, Reed's Art Studio, Mobile, AL, R.B. Owen, Mobile city clerk

Emma Cortez Harris Collection

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Selection of photographs, certificates, and newspaper articles detailing the life and career of Emma Cortez Harris, Mobile Public Library's first…

Mobile Postcard Album

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An album of postcards of Mobile, donated to the Mobile Public Library, Local History & Genealogy division

Clinton King Slide Collection

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Photos taken by Clinton King, a past president of the Mobile Genealogical Society, of Mobile in the 1960s and 1970s, including hurricane damage,…

Mobile Tricentennial Video Oral History Project Interview Clips

VOHP Interview List.pdf

Oral history interviews of elders in Mobile's African American community. These items are clippings, and the full interviews are available for viewing…

Contributors: Kern Jackson

MPL Scrapbook Collection

Graduation Days, 1943.pdf

MPL Digital Yearbook Collection

1950.pdf

Digital copies of yearbooks in the Local History & Genealogy Yearbook Collection

Contributors: Oklahoma Correctional Industries