Category Archives: Alabama Collection

Happy October (Island)!

October Island by William March.  First Edition, Little Brown and Co., 1952. March’s sixth novel, published in 1952, did not receive the same critical praise as some of his earlier works.  Some did like the novel, like the New York … Continue reading

100 Years, A Million Dollars, 1000 Strong and a Few Cool Photos!

        HAPPY 100TH ANNIVERSARY TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA’S MILLION DOLLAR BAND! The Million Dollar Band will be joined on the field tomorrow, September 22, 2012 by Million Dollar Band alums during the halftime show, making the … Continue reading

More Vintage Hoop Shots!

These were too good not to share — part of a little something I’m working on today, here are some University of Alabama basketball action shots and players from the 1940s-60s! Roll Tide!

Homecoming Memories

Here are just a few of many, many images relating to the Homecoming tradition at The University of Alabama. Images from the 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s! What is your favorite Homecoming memory!?

Makes your eyes light up. Your tummy say, "Howdy!"

Stove Pilot. Eleventh Edition, September, 1955. Alabama Collection. TX 715.U54 A couple of pages from the fantastic community cookbook, Stove Pilot, part of the Hoole Library’s Alabama Collection and in the Wade Hall Collection of Southern History and Culture. Stove … Continue reading

Our Super Starr: Alabama and Green Bay’s Bart Starr

Detail from Quarterbacking by Bart Starr with Mark Cox (Prentice-Hall, 1967) from the Hoole Alabama Collection The Green Bay Packers will make their fifth Super Bowl appearance this Sunday, and what better way to celebrate is to talk a little … Continue reading

Guess who’s coming to Hoole? Wayne Greenhaw!

Few Alabama authors have written more, and have produced so much variety as Wayne Greenhaw. He has written novels, plays, works of non-fiction, and several hundred articles in regional, national, and international publications. Wayne will be at the Hoole Library … Continue reading

Football! Football! Football!: Images from early 20th century Corollas

From the 1903 Corolla From The 1909 Corolla From The 1901 Corolla From The 1906 Corolla

Happy Birthday, Jesse Owens!

On this day in 1913, the great athlete Jesse Owens was born in Oakville, Alabama. We blogged on him a little bit last year — you can read about him here —

Provenance Times Two: An Early Gift and the Origins of Crimson and White (o Rosso e Bianco)

One of the many projects we are working on at the Hoole Special Collections Library centers around our foreign language rare books. Right now we’re spending some time with the Italian rare books in our collection. One thing we find … Continue reading