Our Mission



Initiate and encourage research and inquiry into historical and contemporary questions concerning the history and culture of the Memphis region.

Support undergraduate student fellowship projects in regional studies.

Contribute to the comprehensive opportunities offered at Rhodes College – teaching, learning, service – with a focus on regional studies.

As a community integrative education partner, we seek opportunities to help students develop more compassion and empathy for others, improve social development and a sense of well-being.

Foster collaborative projects with scholars interested in Memphis, the Mississippi Delta and the rich cultural history of the Mid-South.

Gather, preserve and make accessible archival materials about the Memphis region.