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)

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


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

Contributors: E. Robinson, Business Manager

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


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


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


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

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

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