Category Archives: Photograph Collections

Bicycles, Babies, and Circus Parades: A Glimpse at Life and Leisure in Late Victorian Tuscaloosa

We have just added a new digital collection to the UA Libraries’ Digital Collections — selections from the Perkins Family Papers (Perkins Family Papers, 1813-1928, mss no. 1127). The Perkins digital collection consists of 294 incredible photographs of a broad … Continue reading

Chronicling UA’s First Steps Toward Desegregation

Sixty years ago, the first major step was made toward desegregating the University of Alabama. Autherine Lucy, a black woman from Shiloh, Alabama, was enrolled – and a few days later suspended, eventually expelled, though she had done nothing wrong. … Continue reading

Cool as a Plate Glass Negative: Selections from the Eugene Allen Smith Collection

Camp kitchen and cooking staff, Central Coal and Iron Company, undated The Eugene Allen Smith Collection spans more than four decades from the late nineteenth century to early twentieth century. The collection depicts Smith’s field work and travels. E.A. Smith … Continue reading

Costumed Kids and Co-Eds!

Educational Media Photographs, ca. early 1960s, Hoole Special Collections Library A Jester and a Fairy, ca. 1900. Perkins Family Papers, Hoole Special Collections Library Halloween Party at UA, ca. early 1950s, The George Nichols Photographic Collection, Hoole Special Collections Library … Continue reading

CSS Alabama, Part II

By: Kevin Ray, Archival Technician This post is the second of three posts in a week-long series describing the history of the CSS Alabama and the resources available in the Division of Special Collections on both this ship and the naval … Continue reading

CSS Alabama, Part III

By: Kevin Ray, Archival Technician This post is the third of three posts in a week-long series describing the history of the CSS Alabama and the resources available in the Division of Special Collections on both this ship and the naval … Continue reading

Fans, Band and Cheers! Roll Tide!

Well, it’s that time of year again — campus is buzzing with excitement following the season opener of Alabama football vs. Michigan in Cowboy Stadium in Dallas.  This image, from our University of Alabama photographs, and featured in Acumen, shows … Continue reading

Now that they’ve seen Paree!

It was 122 years ago this week, on March 31, 1889, that the Eiffel Tower is dedicated in Paris in a ceremony presided over by the tower’s designer, Gustave Eiffel. Among the dignitaries were the French Prime Minister Pierre Tirard … Continue reading

The Crimson Tide in 1917

This beautiful image of the Crimson Tide football team from 1917 is taken from a glass negative taken by the Geologist Eugene Allen Smith and is accessible in our digital collections. And while things with regard to football have grown … Continue reading

Two Birds: Moving In and Happy Birthday

Julia Tutwiler Hall, March 1950, from UA Libraries Digital Collections Yesterday marked the 169th anniversary of the birth of the pioneer educator and reformer, Julia Strudwick Tutwiler. Born in Tuscaloosa on August 15, 1841, she brought higher education for women … Continue reading