Category Archives: A.S. Williams III Collection

We went viral, Part II

By: Nancy DuPree, Curator of the Williams Collection Despite the excitement over the Lincoln letters covered in Monday’s post, the documents themselves appear rather ordinary. The paper has yellowed over the years, although the writing is still strong and clear. … Continue reading

We went viral, Part I

By: Nancy DuPree, Curator of the Williams Collection On the website of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln database, a news release dated August 11, 2014 proudly headlined “New Lincoln Papers Found in the Heart of Dixie.” The article that follows announces … Continue reading

Interview with Chris Sawula

By: Chris Sawula, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow Hi Chris! Thanks for agreeing to speak to us about your role in the University Libraries. We’re so glad to have you on board. First off, tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m … Continue reading

Bring your class to the Division of Special Collections

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow Every semester, the Division of Special Collections invites University of Alabama faculty members as well as local teachers and group leaders to bring their students to visit either the W.S. Hoole Library in Mary … Continue reading

Princesses and Paupers: The Golden Age of Children’s Literature

By: Ellie Campbell, JD and University of Alabama MLIS graduate student On June 10, 2014, Princesses and Paupers: The Golden Age of Children’s Literature, curated by Ellie Campbell, will be mounted in the Pearce Lobby of the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library. In … Continue reading

New Possibilities for Special Collections in Digital Scholarship at the University of Alabama

By: Emma Wilson, English and Alabama Digital Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow & Christa Vogelius, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow The Alabama Digital Humanities Center (ADHC) at the University of Alabama, located in Gorgas Library Room 109, provides support for innovative digital research and … Continue reading

Mardi Gras in Mobile

By: Donnelly Walton, Archival Access Coordinator I grew up in Mobile, Alabama, a town known as the “Mother of the Mystics.” Although Mobile’s Mardi Gras is perhaps not as famous as the celebration in New Orleans, Mobile boasts the oldest Mardi Gras in the country. I grew up feeling pride in my … Continue reading

The Jennie C. Lee Papers at the A.S. Williams III Collection

By: Christa Vogelius, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow Jennie Cheatham Lee, the second choir director at the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama, served at the Historically Black College during a crucial moment in its history. During her tenure from 1903 to 1928, … Continue reading

The Agrarians

By: Ellie Campbell, JD and University of Alabama MLIS graduate student In 1930, a group of self-designated “Twelve Southerners” published I’ll Take My Stand: the South and the Agrarian Tradition, a book of twelve essays defending what they perceived as Southern … Continue reading

Interview with Stephen Rowe, Part III

By: Christa Vogelius, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow Editor’s Note: This is the third of three posts serializing an interview between Christa Vogelius, the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in the A.S. Williams collection, and Stephen Rowe, author of From a Love of History: The A.S. Williams … Continue reading