Welcome to DLynx, the Rhodes College Digital Archives
This repository holds digital items of importance to Rhodes College. Most items in this collection are available for viewing by the public, but some items are restricted to repository administrators.
General Description: Trademark for the International Society of Postmasters was filed by the Franklin Mint in 1973, registered in 1976, and expired in 1996. It seems to have been a pure marketing play for the silver medal and cancelled postage stamp combination sold as a unit. On the envelope for the medal, the Franklin Mint writes, "In Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of Michelangelo: This medallic first day cover pays tribute to one of the greatest artists of all time. ...
Marcellous Lovelaces work, Soul Color is situated in Barabo Alley, along with the Mississippi River and the Tiger installations. All three installations are painted on large wooden squares, taking the shape of three small murals.The mural is brightly colored. It features many people playing instruments and singing.
"Larger Than..." was created from forged and fabricated steel by The Metal Museum. This installation is apart of the South Main Mosiac Art Walk located across the street from Volunteer Memphis. It isa sculpture of a few flowers growing. The flowers are pink and blue, and the stalks are a reddish brown color.
The Mississippi River Mural is located in the Barabo Alley, off of South Main Street. Along with the two other installations in the alley, Soul Color and the Tiger Mural, they are all painted on large wooden squares, taking the shape of three small murals. The base layer of the Mississippi River mural is constituted of various book pages with the painting of birds eye view of the area surrounding the Mississippi River. The artist of Mississippi River is unknown.
For the Urban Art Commissions 10th anniversary, the Poetry Panels was installed and painted by volunteers. Eight popular songs lyrics about Memphis were written in white on top of red 4 feet high wooden panels spanning 48-feet in width. A few of the artists featured are Roy Acuff, Big Bill Broonszy, Jerry Lewis and Rufus Thomas.
The Civic Center Fountain sits next to the Memphis City Hall facing the Civic Center Plaza. The memorial site was presented by the CIty of Memphisandtablet was presented by the Downtown Auxiliary Unit.The memorial site consists of flags from the nations which claimed the land, which Memphisis now located.
The Tiger Mural is located in the Barabo Alley, off of South Main Street. Along with the two other installations in the alley, Soul Color and the Mississippi River Mural, they are all painted on large wooden squares, taking the shape of three small murals. This mural depicts a black and white tiger by an unknown artist.
This decorated electrical box lies in the Edge Triangle next to the intersection of Madison Avenue and South Orleans Street. The electrical box features a two-toned blue sky with orange clouds. The University of Memphis Design Collaborative designed and painted the electrical box in order to beautify areas in the Edge District.
Artist, Anthony Lee power washed patterns onto concrete to create the North Parkway underpass installation. The removal of dirt and grime created the mural seen here by the power washing technique. It is located on the North Parkway underpass in the Crosstown neighborhood. Lee's reverse mural was part of a beautification project in the Crosstown neighborhood. The project was hosted by Crosstown Arts, Urban Art Commission and Clean Memphis.
The "Yellow Car" is located on a garage door on Marshall Avenue to symbolize the Edge District's several auto repair shops, which has come to shape and distinguish the neighborhood. The mural is a part of Kirsten Williams' collection of Edge Garage Murals commissioned by the Downtown Memphis Commission.
Some highlighted collections:
- Sou'wester, the Rhodes College Student Newspaper (recent and oldest issues)
- Rhodes Magazine, the Rhodes College Alumni Magazine
- Annuals of Southwestern and Rhodes College
- Farnsworth Shakespeare Print Collection and the Hanson Collection's Famous Bibles and Famous Books
- Art & Art History Department Faculty Image Collection
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Documents received from the Office of Academic Affairs
The CODA Fellows program, established in 2005 with generous grant from the Robert and Ruby Priddy Charitable Trust of Wichita Falls, Texas, is for liberal arts majors with a passion for the fine arts. The program fosters leadership, vision, communication skills and innovative thinking for future leaders in the arts.
Experiential Learning programs include: CODA, Crossroads to Freedom, Hollywood-Springdale Partnership, InMotion Musculoskeletal Research Fellowship, Language & Learning Technologies Lab, Rhodes CARES, Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies, Rhodes Learning Corridor, Rhodes/UT Neuroscience Research Fellowship, Rhodes/UT Neurosurgery Fellowship, St. Jude Summer Plus Program and URCAS.
Begun in 1944 as the Memphis Adult Education Center, the Meeman Center for Lifelong Learning serves educational needs of Memphis and the Mid-South Community.
Public collection of historical records of Rhodes College, including founding documents, charters, catalogues, commencement and baccalaureate documents.
Records from the various administrative offices of Rhodes College. Academic Departments are listed under Academic Affairs.
A collection of non-current records of the College that are preserved because of their enduring or legal value.
Contains various rare and unique materials from the College Archives and Special Collections covering a broad range of topics, formats, and periods that have been digitized and made publicly accessible.
Contains images and documents describing life on campus from the 1920s until today, including fraternity and sorority life, honor societies, student government and organizations, and athletics.