Memphis Cotton Exchange Records

January 3, 2023
In 2013, the University Libraries received from the Memphis Cotton Museum a gift donation of records related to the Memphis Cotton Exchange. These administrative, legal, and financial records span the history of the Exchange from 1873 through 2006.

In August 2022, representatives of the Memphis Cottom Museum began a conversation with the University Libraries about digitizing the collection. Ultimately, the Memphis Cotton Museum and the University Libraries agreed that its full return to the museum would best serve the interests of the museum and its researchers, patrons, and student visitors. The materials were returned to the Memphis Cotton Museum in December 2022.

Questions about the Memphis Cotton Exchange collection and its contents should be addressed directly to the Memphis Cotton Museum.