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The items in this DLynx community have been scanned from the College Archives and Special Collections. These items are a resource for rare and unique materials covering a broad range of topics, formats, and periods. The provenance for items in each collection is the same, in that the items were collected or created by one entity. Special collections are scanned and uploaded to Dlynx to preserve the aging material and to enhance access to the items.

All materials in this collection are copyrighted by Rhodes College and subject to Title 17 of the U.S. Code. This documentation is provided for online research and access purposes only. Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute and present this material, without fee, and without written agreement, is hereby granted for educational, non-commercial purposes only. The Rhodes College Archives reserves the right to decide what constitutes educational and commercial use. In all instances of use, acknowledgement must be given to Rhodes College Archives and Special Collections, Memphis, TN. For information regarding permission to publish this material, please email the Archives at archives@rhodes.edu.


Collections in this community


Auben Gray Burkhart Coin Collection

The Auben Gray Burkhart Coin Collection contains digital images of each coin in the collection. The physical coins are available to view in the Rhodes College Special Collections in Barret Library.


Rhodes College Collection of Artwork and Artifacts

The core of this collection, The Jessie L. Clough Art Memorial for Teaching, was a gift in 1950 from Floy K. Hanson in memory of her teacher and mentor Jessie L. Clough.


Shelby Foote Diaries

Beginning in 1941 and continuing through 2001, Foote’s diaries offer valuable details about the writer’s daily life, habits, and writing process. After Foote completed his final novel, he wrote nearly every day in his diaries, and from 1978 through 1999, Foote diligently recorded his thoughts in his signature script. In 2010, Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, acquired Shelby Foote’s personal papers and library.

T. H. Hayes Ledgers

The T. H. Hayes Ledgers are a collection of funeral documents from the Hayes Cemetery, which is the first African American owned Business in the Greater Memphis Area.