Category Archives: Jessica Lacher-Feldman

Costumed Kids and Co-Eds!

Educational Media Photographs, ca. early 1960s, Hoole Special Collections Library A Jester and a Fairy, ca. 1900. Perkins Family Papers, Hoole Special Collections Library Halloween Party at UA, ca. early 1950s, The George Nichols Photographic Collection, Hoole Special Collections Library … Continue reading

The Crimson Tide in 1917

This beautiful image of the Crimson Tide football team from 1917 is taken from a glass negative taken by the Geologist Eugene Allen Smith and is accessible in our digital collections. And while things with regard to football have grown … Continue reading

Quercus Macrocarpa

Here is an elegant botanical photograph of Quercus Macrocarpa or the Burr Oak (with a box of matches for scale), taken by botanist Roland Harper in 1949 near the town of Snowden, Alabama. From the Roland Harper Collection, and available … Continue reading

Homecoming Memories

Here are just a few of many, many images relating to the Homecoming tradition at The University of Alabama. Images from the 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s! What is your favorite Homecoming memory!?

Alabama’s Storyteller, Kathryn Tucker Windham

We recently said goodbye to renowned storyteller, author, photographer, and radio personality, Kathryn Tucker Windham. She will be greatly missed, but she will live on in our hearts and through her stories. The Hoole Library houses over twenty different works, … Continue reading

Makes your eyes light up. Your tummy say, "Howdy!"

Stove Pilot. Eleventh Edition, September, 1955. Alabama Collection. TX 715.U54 A couple of pages from the fantastic community cookbook, Stove Pilot, part of the Hoole Library’s Alabama Collection and in the Wade Hall Collection of Southern History and Culture. Stove … Continue reading

Old Timey Summer Fun!

These images, all from the Wade Hall Photographs Collection, and all available online in our Digital Collections give us just a little taste of summertime nostalgia. Take the time to take a swim, or a boat ride, go on a … Continue reading

Aftermath of the 1932 Tornado Outbreak in Alabama

These five images are from the Roland Harper Photographs Collection — photographs by Roland Harper of aftermath of the deadly tornado outbreak in the deep south on March 21 and 22, 1932. The destruction and loss of life was staggering, … Continue reading

Celebrate Earth Day!

Utricularia juncea, Eriophorum, Lefhamthus, and Azalea visersa, in bog just N. of lake; 3:22 pm, Lake Ronkonkoma, New York. Diazo print, Cyanotype. From the Roland McMillan Harper photographs collection, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library.

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