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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Note of presentation

Presentation to have Emma Cortez Harris admitted to the Alabama Hall of Fame

Mobile Register clipping showing Emma Harris and Hank Blasick cutting her cake at her 96th birthday celebration

Mobile Register clipping showing Hank Blasick and Emma Harris cutting a cake to celebrate Mobile Public Library's 37th anniversary

Mobile Register photo of Emma Harris being presented with the first honorary lifetime membership for Friends of the Library, by FOL president Mrs. Harold S. Cohen and FOL secretary Bill Roberson

Mobile Register article with a photo of Howard Barney christening the "Miss Emma" bookmobile with water from the four points of Mobile County where the bookmobiles traveled

Press-Register article about Emma Harris being names First Lady of Mobile by the City Council of Beta Sigma Phi

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

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
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