Category Archives: Cool Collections

World War II Collections

Today is the 68th anniversary of D-Day, the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France beginning the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control during World War II. In honor of … Continue reading

Newly Online: Barrie Lucien Holt Papers

Our newest online collection is the Barrie Lucien Holt Papers. This collection covers Holt’s life as a capitalist, planter, financier and Quartermaster General of the Alabama National Guard. Holt was an organizer and majority shareholder in the Prattville Cotton Mills … Continue reading

Featured Collection: The Julia Neely Finch Papers

Julia Neely Finch (1850-1926) was an accomplished and prolific writer of poety and short stories. Many of her works were published in the ladies’ magazines of her day. Her best known work is entitled  “The Unborn” and was published in … Continue reading

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Did you know that all of the theses and dissertations written by University of Alabama students since 2009 are available on Acumen? They cover a wide and interesting array of topics, including: World of Warcraft, Benjamin Franklin, medical ethics in … Continue reading

Did you miss Mother’s Day?

Well, not to worry. Those hard-working, ever-loving mothers deserve tribute all year ’round. Check out this great song album of sheet music from the 1900’s, and serenade your dear ole Mom. 🙂

C. S. S. Tuscaloosa Logs

The C. S. S. Tuscaloosa was a ship captured by the Confederate States Navy during the Civil War. The ship was originally known as the American bark (sailing ship) Conrad. While on a trip from Buenos Aires to New York … Continue reading

Fred Shuttlesworth

On May 3, 1963, peaceful demonstrators, many of them teenagers, are beaten back in downtown Birmingham by fire hoses and police dogs.  The extreme tactics, ordered by police commissioner Eugene “Bull” Connor brought international attention to Project C, the name … Continue reading

The University of Alabama, 1831

181 years ago on April 18th, the University of Alabama formally opened its doors. Fifty-two students were accepted that first term, but by the end of the session the student body had swelled to nearly one hundred. The faculty was … Continue reading

As ‘A’ Day Approaches

Some places they play football, at Alabama we live it… As time draws nearer to the ‘A’ Day game, we will take a look back at Alabama football.  Here are some pictures from the University Photo Collection illustrating decades of … Continue reading

March Basketball Fever

This week our post highlights photos from the Educational Media Photo Collection. This collection contains images of basketball games and other events from the University of Alabama between 1963 – 1966. All men’s basketball games were held in Foster Auditorium … Continue reading