Category Archives: Alabama Collection

Tuscaloosa Area Virtual Museum

By: Elizabeth Bradt and Betty Slowe, Tuscaloosa Area Virtual Museum volunteers If you can’t get enough of the Tuscaloosa area historic photos and documents, try visiting the Tuscaloosa Area Virtual Museum. For example, if you are interested in the Bryce … 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

Bobby Allison of the Alabama Gang: Through Triumph and Tragedy

By: Allyson Holliday, W.S. Hoole Library Complex Copy-Cataloger In honor of the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s 2014 induction ceremony this week, the blog spotlight belongs to Alabama’s own Bobby Allison – a 2011 inductee. So what is the “Alabama Gang”? The … Continue reading

Recent Acquisition: James McClung Sieg journal

By: Nancy Dupree, Ph.D, Curator of the A.S. Williams III Americana Collection Editor’s Note: The James McClung Sieg journal currently is on display in the reading room of the W.S. Hoole Library. Visit these reading room display cases for a … Continue reading

Bryce Hospital: An Introduction

By: Ellie Campbell, JD and University of Alabama MLIS graduate student In 1861, Bryce Hospital opened in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The hospital provided for the care of the mentally ill in Alabama, and was inspired by the ideas and activism of Dorothea … Continue reading

Tuscaloosa, The Nineteenth Century City (HY 300) Film Debuts

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow This semester, History professor Dr. Sharony Green taught “The Nineteenth Century City” (HY 300) about the development of urban culture in the United States. As a final class project, her students developed a film … Continue reading

Covering Christmas: Publishers’ Bindings at The University of Alabama

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow During the month of December, “Covering Christmas: Publishers’ Bindings at The University of Alabama” will be on display in the lobby of the Mary Harmon Bryant Building and in a case in front of … Continue reading

Newtown: The Story of Tuscaloosa’s Bygone Rival

By: Mark Robison, University of Alabama Information Services Librarian On December 13, 1819, the last day before the U.S. Congress admitted Alabama to the Union, the Alabama territorial legislature passed a bill incorporating the town of Tuscaloosa (Clinton, Tuscaloosa 26). … Continue reading

Cool at Hoole Re-Launch

Welcome to the re-launch of Cool at Hoole, the blog of the W.S. Hoole Library at The University of Alabama. Each Monday, we will post a new blog entry to keep you up-to-date on the events, adventures, and happenings here … Continue reading

The Lecture that Never Was: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Death of President Foster

On the back of an unassuming phys ed grade chart, the discovery of a lecture that never was has come to our attention and to our collections, thanks to Ken Gaddy and the staff at the Bryant Museum.  On November … Continue reading