Memphis Flood Photos - Digital Library Collection

The Memphis Public Library is collecting and archiving Memphis flood photographs. The idea for the digital collection and much of the work has been spearheaded by St. Mary's student and amateur photographer Ellery Ammons. Click HERE to read about the project in the Commercial Appeal.

If you have photos of the flood that you'd like to share and have placed in the collection, please label them with as much information as possible (location, date, photographer) and either:
  1. take them on a disk to the library (History Department – 4th Floor, Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., Memphis, Tennessee 38111)
  2. email the images to
To see the current online collection, click HERE.