Stax Museum / Soulsville

For Dr. Carroll Van West’s “State and Local History” class (HIST 7190) in the Spring 2017 semester, I researched the history of the Stax Records building and Stax Museum of American Soul in South Memphis, Tennessee.  You can read the paper, “Pick Up the Pieces: The Campaign to Revive and Revitalize the Stax Records Building and Soulsville Neighborhood, 1989 – 2003,” here.  I will point out that I gathered much new information after the principles read this version and will make those additions and corrections shortly.  Additionally, my work on the Soulsville Heritage Tourism initiative in the Spring 2018 will round out this research nicely.