Category Archives: Manuscript Collections

Recognizing Peace and Remembering the Peacemaker: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Please join us in remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose life was taken forty years ago today. This letter was sent by Dr. King in recognition of Burford Boone’s receiving the 1957 Pulitzer Prize “for his fearless and reasoned … Continue reading

Standing Up to be Counted: GLBTQ student group archives come to Hoole Library

Memo dated April 13, (1983) soliciting support of UA faculty to “stand up and be counted” as a co-advisor and supportor to the soon-to-be established GLBTQ student group, the Gay Student Union. 2008 marks the 25th anniversary of the first … Continue reading

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Ou? A Mobile, bien sur!

Alabamians are quick to point out that New Orleans was not the first place, nor is it the only place that Mardi Gras is celebrated. While celebrations occur throughout the state of Alabama, it is Mobile’s Mardi Gras tradition, which … Continue reading

Inscribed items by Alabama native Helen Keller: A Gift of Betsy Plank, 2007

A small exhibit is now on display in the lobby of the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library. The items were part of a gift to The University of Alabama Libraries by Betsy Plank, UA alumna and pioneer in the field … Continue reading

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King and his Dream

Dr. Martin Luther King would have been 79 years old on January 15th. In April of 1968 when he was just 39 years old, he was taken from us. And his legacy of a quest for justice, peace, and equality … Continue reading