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.

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Article about Emma Harris's trip to visit the public libraries in various states

Article about Mobile Public Library, including a section for when it first opened as a free public library, a section for Emma Harris, the library's improving financial status, the Fine Arts room, and a section for director Arless Nixon

Mobile Register clipping, including photo, about Moreland Griffith Smith, Alabama Society of Mayflower Descendants governor, presenting Emma Harris with a complete collection of the society's publication, "The Mayflower Quarterly"

Article about the Mobile Junior Chamber of Commerce donating their scrapbooks to Emma Harris for the Mobile Public Library's Southern History Department

Article about the Alabama Library Association's convention in Anniston, Alabama, announcing Borden Deal as the winner of the Alabama Library Association's seventh annual literary award, and Emma Harris as the recipient of a citation for 45 years of…

Article inviting people to join the Library Club of America at any Mobile Public Library location and Bookmobile, including a listing of the bookmobile's summer schedule

Article about the Mobile Public Library Board of Trustees naming Emma Harris honorary director emeritus

Mobile Register article and photo of Emma Harris watching Thomas Maroney, president of Maroney Bookmobile Manufacturing Co., handing the keys to the new library bookmobile to Hank Blasick, director of Mobile Public Library

Newspaper article about a celebration for Emma Harris's 95th birthday and 50th year as a public librarian for the City of Mobile

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Mobile Register article about Mobile Public Library's Ben May Main location shifting their reference materials into what was until then the Museum Room, due to the growing collection
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