Category Archives: Jessica Lacher-Feldman

Welcome Home Dr. Bailey!: UA’s 37th President

Welcome Home Dr. Bailey! The W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library is honored to join the chorus in welcoming Dr. Guy Bailey back to The University of Alabama! This video message to Dr. Guy Bailey is a fitting tribute to our … 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

In great confusion I drop you a line…: A Letter from the Creek Indian War

On August 30, 1813, Creek Indians, under the leadership of William Weatherford, also known as Red Eagle, attacked Fort Mims in what is now Baldwin County, killing nearly 250 settlers who had gathered there for protection. The attack caused fear … Continue reading

Got a minute? Tag it! Crowdsourcing Comes to University Libraries!!!

Think you know The University of Alabama? Well, come on and tag it! The University Libraries has started a new crowdsourcing project, allowing anyone to view and tag photographs from the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library! Why tag our photographs? … Continue reading

More Vintage Hoop Shots!

These were too good not to share — part of a little something I’m working on today, here are some University of Alabama basketball action shots and players from the 1940s-60s! Roll Tide!

Vintage Kicks, Vintage Hardwood

This cool and mysterious photograph is of the feet of the 1964 University of Alabama basketball team, part of the University of Alabama photographs collections. The vintage hardwood is Foster Auditorium, where Men’s basketball played before the days of Coleman … Continue reading

Two Kinds of Santas!

Both on publishers’ bindings, and both in glorious green cloth. The Old Santa Fe Trail (Macmillan Co., 1898, from the Hoole Richard Minsky Collection) and A Captured Santa Claus (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1905, from the Wade Hall Collection of Southern … Continue reading

Great Literature in Different Packages: Moby-Dick

Moby Dick by Herman Melville. Armed Services Edition New York : Council on Books in Wartime, 1944 AC 1 .A7 G-209 Moby Dick Comic. Authorized Edition New York : Dell Pub. Co., 1956. Hoole Library Harold E. Selesky Comic Collection … Continue reading

Veterans in our Collections: William March and Many More

From our collections, the “dog tags” of William March (né William E. Campbell), Alabama author and a highly decorated United States Marine. William March saw action in World War I, and received the French CroixdeGuerre, the American Distinguished Service Cross … Continue reading

Year-Round Costumed Fun

From a family production of the HMS Pinafore ca. 1899 (Perkins Family Papers) and an interpretation of “clouds” from the May Festival, 1928, Tuscaloosans don’t just wear costumes on Halloween!