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Dr. Arthur M. Townsend

Just a few days ago, I blogged about finding the marriage notice for Dr. A.M. Townsend, a graduate of Meharry Medical College. The other day, while browsing the NYPL Digital Images collection, I happened upon a picture of him. You can click here for further details, but this image appears in the book “The Negro […]

Journal of the National Medical Association

Combining my librairnaship with genealogy, I thought it would be worthwhile to post the fact that the Journal of the National Medical Association is now available online at PubMed Central, a repository of full-text biomedical literature made available by the National Library of Medicine.  As stated on their website, the mission of the National Medical […]

City B.Y.P.U. Organized

Nashville Globe 22 Feb 1907 One of the largest missionary meetings ever held in Nashville for young people was held in the Sunday school rooms of Mt. Olive Baptist Church Sunday afternoon, February 17. The meeting was called to order at 2:30pm by Rev. W.L. Craft, who is the field secretary of the B.Y.P.U. Board. […]

Marriages from the Meharry News – 1902

Marriages as announced in the 1902 Meharry News. See the Mehary Library Archives page for more information. Dr. Cato H. Wilson & Mattie E. Warren married in Americus, Georgia Minnie Lee Gibson to Dr. J. Lucian Carwins Violet Black & Dr. E.W.D. Alexander married in Austin, Texas Indianna Cobb and Mr. J.M. Robinson Dr. A.M. […]

Banquet to the Endowment Board. Knights of Pythias

Nashville Globe – February 22, 1907 It is seldom that a more representaive body of Pythians have been assembled in Nashville than that which gathered at Wells’ Cafe Friday night to banquet the members of the Endowment Board of the Order of Knights of Pythias. Men representing the various walks of life from which the […]

Anti-Consumption League

Anti-Consumption League Nashville Globe – February 1, 1907 Pg. 2 The Anti-consumption League met at the First Baptist Church with large attendance. After the object of the meeting was stated by the president, Dr. R. F. Boyd, many physicians expressed themselves as to their intentions to do all in their power to push this work […]