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 (13 total)

Mobile Postcard Album


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

Clinton King Slide Collection


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

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

Classmates & Memories.pdf

MPL Digital Yearbook Collection


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

Contributors: Oklahoma Correctional Industries

Growing Up in Mobile: Great Depression Slide Collection

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35mm slides of Mobile during the Great Depression

Contributors: USA Photographic Archives

Growing Up In Mobile: Depression & Wartime, 1929-1949

Elizabeth Vickers Courtney . 1 Jul 1983.mp3

Contributors: USA Photographic Archives,
Spring Hill College,
Mobile Historic Development Commission

Sheet Music Collection

Frolic of the Frogs . 1900s.pdf

Reverend Taylor's Photograph Collection

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Images from around Mobile taken from Reverend J. J. Taylor's photograph album

Clotilda Collection

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Items from the Clotilda vertical files and archival collection