Category Archives: T.P. Thompson Collection

Dr. Roth-Burnette’s class discovery

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow We have some professors who return to the Division of Special Collections every semester to show their students favorite items from our holdings. Dr. Jennifer Roth-Burnette, of the UA Early College, often brings her honors Music and Political … Continue reading


Among Hoole’s many fascinating treasures is this slim manuscript volume – eight pages of hand written text, which came to us as part of the T.P. Thompson Collection. The detail above gives us the words for rain, wind, sun, moon, … Continue reading

New Exhibit! Mashup #2: Audubon meets T.P. Thompson meets the Elusive Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

Opening this week — Audubon meets T.P. Thompson meets the Elusive Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, the second in what we’re calling an “exhibit mashup” — bringing together a few things in an interesting way. This exhibit focuses on J.J. Audubon, the ornithologist … Continue reading

(Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier) Lafayette wuz Here 4/3/25

It was on April 3, 1825, during his tour of the United States that French general and Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette was entertained at Montgomery with great fanfare — so much fanfare, in fact that Governor Israel … Continue reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! A Memorable dinner at Antoines in New Orleans: March 17, 1914

Featured here is the menu and program cover from the annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner in New Orleans. This particular dinner was held at Antoine’s and featured such delicious green delicacies as Absinthe Verte and Artichaux Bayard. The final course … Continue reading