Category Archives: Audio Visual Collections

Time hop with Christmas music

By: Allyson Holliday, Complex Copy-Cataloger The W.S. Hoole Library has many different musical formats in its sound recordings collections. Considering that most freshman students at the University of Alabama were born around 1996 and don’t remember life before compact discs … Continue reading

Rare Book Cataloging Update: After April 27, 2011

By: Allyson Holliday, W.S. Hoole Library Complex Copy-Cataloguer Today’s feature will be the first of a series of monthly updates from the cataloging department of the Division of Special Collections featuring new acquisitions and items from the published materials collections. As … Continue reading

Farewell to Odetta

This groundbreaking and inspiring folk singer and champion of African-American history and music passed away yesterday. Odetta was born Odetta Holmes in Birmingham, Alabama on December 31, 1930. When she was just six years old, she moved to Los Angeles … Continue reading

A Lucky Birthday for Alabama’s Eddie Floyd — Knock on Wood!

Happy Birthday to Alabama-born soul singer and songwriter Eddie Floyd. Eddie Floyd was born Eddie Lee Floyd on June 25, 1935 in Montgomery, Alabama and though he has an album coming out next month — his first in six years– … Continue reading