Category Archives: Donnelly Walton

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

April Burnett becomes a Certified Archivist

By: Donnelly Walton, Archival Access Coordinator This fall, two Special Collections staff members received honors and promotions. Kevin Ray was promoted to Institutional Records Analyst and April Burnett became the Division of Special Collections’ only certified archivist.  April Burnett joined … Continue reading

Kevin Ray promoted to Institutional Records Analyst

By: Donnelly Walton, Archival Access Coordinator This fall, two Special Collections staff members received honors and promotions. Kevin Ray first started working at the Hoole Library in 1993 and stayed until 1998, when he received his MLIS and left UA … Continue reading

Mardi Gras in Mobile

By: Donnelly Walton, Archival Access Coordinator I grew up in Mobile, Alabama, a town known as the “Mother of the Mystics.” Although Mobile’s Mardi Gras is perhaps not as famous as the celebration in New Orleans, Mobile boasts the oldest Mardi Gras in the country. I grew up feeling pride in my … 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