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 Items (100 total)

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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

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

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

Newspaper article and photo about the "Miss Emma" bookmobile being beyond repair and becoming a makeshift library branch in the Pleasant Valley Shopping Center

Mobile Press clipping of Emma Harris being featured in the February 3, 1961, M.O. Beale column

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

Mobile Press article about "Miss Emma", now 101 years old

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 Press-Register article announcing the funeral of Emma Harris at Trinity Episcopal Church

Press-Register article announcing a tea held to celebrate Emma Harris's 100th birthday
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