Category Archives: Roland Harper Collection

Quercus Macrocarpa

Here is an elegant botanical photograph of Quercus Macrocarpa or the Burr Oak (with a box of matches for scale), taken by botanist Roland Harper in 1949 near the town of Snowden, Alabama. From the Roland Harper Collection, and available … Continue reading

Aftermath of the 1932 Tornado Outbreak in Alabama

These five images are from the Roland Harper Photographs Collection — photographs by Roland Harper of aftermath of the deadly tornado outbreak in the deep south on March 21 and 22, 1932. The destruction and loss of life was staggering, … Continue reading

Celebrate Earth Day!

Utricularia juncea, Eriophorum, Lefhamthus, and Azalea visersa, in bog just N. of lake; 3:22 pm, Lake Ronkonkoma, New York. Diazo print, Cyanotype. From the Roland McMillan Harper photographs collection, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library.

Alabama’s Beautiful Gulf Coast Beaches, June 1912

Dauphin Island, 1912 From Roland Harper Photographs Collection (Collection number 633, Folder number 3.337) Alabamians have long enjoyed their beaches, but for the people of Southwest Alabama and the coastal areas of Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana, the Gulf is … Continue reading

Roland Harper and his Photographs – A Slice of Alabama Life

Roland Harper with camera Roland Harper in full field gear with hound Today in Gorgas Library room 205, Elizabeth Findley Shores will talk about her book, On Harper’s Trail: Roland McMillan Harper, Pioneering Botanist of the Southern Coastal Plain (UGA … Continue reading