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1956WhiteXmasLightsContest.pdf
This letter was sent from the Christmas Lighting Committee to encourage “friends” to enter the City Beautiful Commission’s annual Christmas Lighting Contest. This letter encouraged citizens to “Make Memphis Shine at Christmas Time”. This…

ms133_1957FirePreventionwee.jpg
The Commission Government sent a letter to “the housekeepers of Memphis”, to promote Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, 1957. The letter encouraged Memphians to get with neighbors and friends and to check homes and neighborhoods for fire…

ms133_1958CBCalleycontest.jpg
The City Beautiful Commission sent a letter to their Representatives to encourage them to participate in the 1958 Best Kept and Beautified Alley Contest. Members were asked to invite all Garden Clubs, P.T.A’s, Civic Clubs and any others to…

ms448_auditoriumarticle.jpg
This article was written by Charles Edmundson and published in the Memphis Commercial Appeal. There is a hand written date of March 10, 1962 on the article. This article tells of Mabel Williams Hughes’ journey through education. The main focus…

Activismreport.pdf
Report from spring 2015, HIST 4851.

ps58156_1943tobewed.jpg
Margaret and Bob were featured on the front page of a newspaper showing how she had waited for him to return home and how they were soon to be married.

CasonParrishPic.pdf
Barbara Cason and Diane Parrish standing together on the set of the Front Street Theatre's 1959 production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” The two women were frequent stars of the Front Street Theatre, and well-established in the public Memphian…

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This selection paints a broader picture of the motivations behind the Touliatos divorce, and gives some insight into details of the trial. It focuses on the charges Barbara had brought to light, as well as the reception she received from the court…
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