Category Archives: Ashley Bond

A Collection of Devotional Tracts, printed by Benjamin Franklin

By: Ashley Bond, SLIS graduate student In May 2011, Dean Louis A. Pitschmann of the University of Alabama Libraries acquired A Collection of Devotional Tracts along with the donation of a second book entitled Character Sketches. Currently located in Hoole … Continue reading

Confederate Brigadier General Johnston: A newly acquired and digitized collection

By: Ashley Bond, SLIS graduate student General Johnston was born in Hillsboro, North Carolina, on May 30, 1832. After studying at Cumberland University’s School of Law in Lebanon, Tennessee, he began his own practice in Marion, Alabama, the town where … Continue reading

Hashtag Project: First Three Months

By: Amy Hildreth Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow Back in December 2014, Cool@Hoole discussed its newly-launched initiative: the hashtag project. The hashtag project, managed by SLIS student Ashley Bond (@LibraryAshB), brings subscribers to either our Facebook page or our Twitter feed … Continue reading

Interview with Ashley Bond, Division of Special Collections graduate assistant

By: Ashley Bond, SLIS graduate student Editor’s Note: This post is part of an ongoing series profiling the graduate students who work in the Division of Special Collections. Haley Aaron, Alex Goolsby, Ellie Campbell, Mary Haney, and Katie Howard have also been featured. … Continue reading

Love Letters in Acumen

By: Ashley Bond, SLIS graduate student Valentine’s Day is approaching, and in the spirit of romance, Cool at Hoole has taken a look at various love letters within Acumen. The Herbert J. Taylor, Jr. Letters, which includes written correspondence between … Continue reading

New hashtag initiative on Facebook and Twitter

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow If you follow Cool@Hoole’s Facebook and Twitter feeds, you may have noticed a new flurry of activity. Ashley Bond, a graduate student from the School of Library and Information Studies currently working in outreach within the … Continue reading

Slave Reward broadside from 1833

By: Ashley Bond, SLIS graduate student The University of Alabama Division of Special Collections acquired the “Reward Broadside for Runaway Slaves” this year from the William Reese Company’s collection of Americana. This 1833 broadside is significant in the early history … Continue reading

Staff Favorites: Ashley Bond

By: Ashley Bond, SLIS graduate student Cool@Hoole thought it’d be fun to feature our staff’s favorites from among our collections. After all, closed stacks collections mean that users rely on us to know our materials in and out so that … Continue reading

The Deseret First Book, Part I

By: Ashley Bond, SLIS graduate student The Deseret First Book is one of four books published in the late 1860s in an alphabet created by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This alphabet, known as the Deseret Alphabet, … Continue reading

The Deseret First Book, Part II

By: Ashley Bond, SLIS graduate student In 1868, the Deseret First Book was one of two elementary readers printed in the Deseret alphabet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The University of Deseret, now the University of Utah, … Continue reading