Category Archives: Photographs

Happy Halloween!

Do you have spooky party plans this week? Check out the costumes on these students, from the late 1940s/early 1950s. These images (like those of the homecoming float in the previous post) are from the George Nichols Photographic Collection. If … Continue reading

How to build a Homecoming float

Homecoming 2012 is now in full swing, with the theme Timeless Traditions. In preparation for the parade on Saturday, many folks around campus are putting the finishing touches on their floats. Our fraternities are old hands at this, as we … Continue reading

Small Photo Collections: James Harry Cowan scrapbook

The James Harry Cowan photograph scrapbook is a unique document, and uniquely presented. Each page contains multiple photographs of student life at UA — especially athletics — about a hundred years ago. In Acumen, when you click on the thumbnail … Continue reading

Small Photo Collections: Antebellum Architecture in Tuscaloosa

In the 1920s, student Sydnia Keene Smythe, at work on her master’s thesis, took photographs of several antebellum homes around Tuscaloosa, buildings that most likely don’t exist anymore but whose architecture was luckily captured for posterity. These images make up … Continue reading

Tag the University of Alabama Photos!

The University of Alabama Photograph Collection is now available for TAGGING! This collection includes more than five thousand black and white photographs illustrating the history of The University of Alabama from the middle of the 19th century through the early … Continue reading

Adventures in geocoding

Last November, I was excited to read a D-Lib article on leveraging Google Map APIs to generate latitude/longitude values from locations, then generating files which could be uploaded to create embeddable maps of content. I explored and mapped out the … Continue reading

The Woodward Iron Company

This post features photographs from the Woodward Family Collection and displays plant operations and different industrial scenes from the 19th century. The Woodward Iron Company was founded by two brothers, Joseph and William Woodward on December 31, 1881. William served … Continue reading

The University of Alabama, 1831

181 years ago on April 18th, the University of Alabama formally opened its doors. Fifty-two students were accepted that first term, but by the end of the session the student body had swelled to nearly one hundred. The faculty was … Continue reading

As ‘A’ Day Approaches

Some places they play football, at Alabama we live it… As time draws nearer to the ‘A’ Day game, we will take a look back at Alabama football.  Here are some pictures from the University Photo Collection illustrating decades of … Continue reading

March Basketball Fever

This week our post highlights photos from the Educational Media Photo Collection. This collection contains images of basketball games and other events from the University of Alabama between 1963 – 1966. All men’s basketball games were held in Foster Auditorium … Continue reading