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The following article is about the displeasure Lois DeBerry and two other female legislators faced against a bill ending alimony payments to a person if they resided or cohabitated with a person of the opposite sex for 90 days or more. The female…

Margaret Polk was sent a letter congratulating her on the upcoming wedding, along with a photo book to place all of the photographs and memories on.

Rita Wilson graces her audience with a gentle smile as Mary Shelton puts the finishing touches on her coiffure. Wilson was cast in the role of Gypsy Rose in the Front Street Theatre's production of “Gypsy,” while Shelton played her mother, Mama Rose.…

Report from spring 2015, HIST 4851.

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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 letter…

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…

The City Beautiful Commission, the Memphis Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Memphis government sponsored Plant-Up campaign of April 9 – 18, 1959. Invited guest were asked to participate in a bus tour of the city of Memphis, to look at both good…

The City Beautiful Commission was founded in 1930. The first of its kind in the country, the City Beautiful Commission was defined as “good outdoor housekeeping”. The Commission was the brain-child of E.H. Crump. He felt that the best way to keep…
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