Outgoing City Council member Brent Taylor will donate documents he's accumulated while serving on the council over the past 12 years to the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
Taylor retires from the council at the end of his term on January 1st. Elected at 27 years old in 1995, Taylor was the youngest member ever elected to the Memphis City Council.
Taylor's papers will be stored on the librarys fourth floor, along with document collections from Mayor E.H. Crump, school board member Maxine Smith, and state representative A.W. Willis.
"It is my hope that future generations of library visitors will view my documents and benefit from inspecting the body of work that I contributed to and compiled while serving on the legislative body," said Taylor.
Dang. We were kind of hoping for a Brent Taylor Presidential Library kind of thing. Oh well.
In other news, retiring councilman Edmund Ford announced that he is leaving his extensive watch and automobile collection to the federal government.