Category Archives: Allyson Holliday

2014 Cool@Hoole Year in Review

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow 2014 was the first calendar year I edited Cool@Hoole! Take a moment to revisit my favorite post from each month this year if you haven’t been following us for very long or if you’d like … Continue reading

Armed Services Editions: A quest for a complete collection

By: Allyson Holliday, complex copy-cataloger As we approach the 75th Anniversary of the entry of the United States into World War II, Hoole Library actively seeking to complete its collection of Armed Services Editions. Editions for the Armed Services, Inc., was … Continue reading

Bobby Allison of the Alabama Gang: Through Triumph and Tragedy

By: Allyson Holliday, W.S. Hoole Library Complex Copy-Cataloger In honor of the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s 2014 induction ceremony this week, the blog spotlight belongs to Alabama’s own Bobby Allison – a 2011 inductee. So what is the “Alabama Gang”? The … Continue reading

Confronting the Holocaust: Alabama Responses to Dachau, Part I

By: Allyson Holliday, W.S. Hoole Library Complex Copy-Cataloguer This post is one of a two-part series in recognition of Holocaust remembrance week April 27–May 4, 2014. The theme designated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for the 2014 observance … Continue reading

Confronting the Holocaust: Alabama Responses to Dachau, Part II

By: Allyson Holliday, W.S. Hoole Library Complex Copy-Cataloguer This post is the second of a two-part series in recognition of Holocaust remembrance week April 27–May 4, 2014. (Better a little late than never!) Part I of this series featured testimony from … Continue reading

Halloween updates from Rare Book Cataloging

By: Allyson Holliday, W.S. Hoole Library Complex Copy-Cataloger In the spirit of the season… there’s something for everyone in the Division of Special Collections! Whether it’s skeletons, haints, headless horsemen, witches, or demons, we have your interests covered. For skeletons: … Continue reading

Hidden artistry: fore-edge painting

By: Allyson Holliday, W.S. Hoole Library Complex Copy-Cataloger “Old” books hold a special place in my heart as the complex copy-cataloger for the Hoole Library. I have a deep appreciation for decorative publishers’ bindings that show the artistry that has … 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

Remembering Dr. Wade Hall (1934-2015)

It’s been difficult putting together this post commemorating Wade Hall’s life and meditating on his legacy. It’s not because there’s nothing to say; in fact, it’s just the opposite. “When I began working at the Hoole Library in 2001,” wrote Archivist … Continue reading

Remembering Joyce Lamont, Part III

Joyce Haguewood Lamont passed away on February 22, 2014. Widely recognized for her work in historical preservation and her expertise on the history of the American South, Lamont excelled in her ability to promote the profession of librarianship. She became a … Continue reading