Category Archives: Jessica Lacher-Feldman

William Bradford Huie exhibition on display in Hoole lobby

By: Jessica Lacher-Feldman Hoole Library is closed through May 16 for inventory. After we reopen next week, on Monday, May 19, please come in to check out our refreshed displays on the second floor of Mary Harmon Bryant. This exhibition on the … Continue reading

Remembering Joyce Lamont, Part I

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 significance of the profession of librarianship. … Continue reading

The Lecture that Never Was: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Death of President Foster

On the back of an unassuming phys ed grade chart, the discovery of a lecture that never was has come to our attention and to our collections, thanks to Ken Gaddy and the staff at the Bryant Museum.  On November … Continue reading

Favorite Things: Rockwell Kent’s Lump of Coal

    Portrait of Rockwell Kent by Carl Van Vechten (1933), from the Library of Congress   People often ask archivists and special collections librarians, “what’s your favorite thing in your library?”  This is, of course, impossible to answer. But … Continue reading

The Willie Pape Scrapbooks: An Antebellum Alabama Child Prodigy

William Barnesmore “Willie” Pape William Barnesmore “Willie” Pape was born February 27, 1850 in Mobile, Alabama, the son of William O. and Tabitha McBride Pape.  His talent for music was discovered at a very early age and in 1854, Willie’s … Continue reading

A Star is Born: Happy Birthday Mark Twain!

He was born on November 30, 1835, just as Haley’s Comet passed in the night sky. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, is a true American literary icon, and widely read today just as he was 100 years … Continue reading

Happy October (Island)!

October Island by William March.  First Edition, Little Brown and Co., 1952. March’s sixth novel, published in 1952, did not receive the same critical praise as some of his earlier works.  Some did like the novel, like the New York … Continue reading

Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September…A Proclamation

  Detail from Abe Lincoln’s yarns and stories : a complete collection of the funny and witty anecdotes that made Lincoln famous as America’s greatest story teller (Publishers’ Bindings Online, and from the Wade Hall Collections of Southern History and … Continue reading

100 Years, A Million Dollars, 1000 Strong and a Few Cool Photos!

        HAPPY 100TH ANNIVERSARY TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA’S MILLION DOLLAR BAND! The Million Dollar Band will be joined on the field tomorrow, September 22, 2012 by Million Dollar Band alums during the halftime show, making the … Continue reading

The greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread? Alabama Football of Course!

  This bread-shaped gem is a detail of the official Alabama vs. Sewanee football game, held at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama on October 17, 1925. This item is from our extensive collection of University of Alabama published  materials, ranging … Continue reading