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 (19 total)

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…

City Atlas of Mobile, Alabama: from Actual Surveys & Records

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Hand colored maps of the city of Mobile, AL. Blank pages between each map

Contributors: E. Robinson, Business Manager

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,…

Clotilda Collection

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Items from the Clotilda vertical files and archival collection

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…

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

Growing Up in Mobile: Great Depression Slide Collection

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35mm slides of Mobile during the Great Depression

Contributors: USA Photographic Archives

Mardi Gras Invitations

OOM 1883.pdf

Ball and Tableau Invitations

Mobile Death Records 1876

Geo Hodrick #841.pdf

Death records of Mobile County, Alabama, for the year 1876

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

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…