This glorious collection is a collaborative effort between the University Libraries, University of Memphis and Ampro Industries, Inc. of Memphis.
The project’s goal is “to collect, scan, and make available to the public photographs and informative metadata illustrating the daily and work lives and social activities of African Americans.”
Currently the project has over 450 items that are searchable by name or available for browsing.
First-time visitors may want to start by looking at the Robert R. Church Family of Memphis slideshow. This visual vignette features studio portraits of the Church family and images taken in a variety of settings. [KMG]