Category Archives: Mobile

Battle of Mobile Bay, Part I

By: Kevin Ray, Archival Technician This week, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay, Kevin Ray gives an three-part account of the battle drawn from a combination of secondary sources and two diaries held in the Division … Continue reading

Battle of Mobile Bay, Part II

By: Kevin Ray, Archival Technician This week, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay, Kevin Ray wrote a three-part account of the battle drawn from a combination of secondary sources and the two Union diaries by Ellsworth … Continue reading

Battle of Mobile Bay, Part III

By: Kevin Ray, Archival Technician This week, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay, Kevin Ray gives an three-part account of the battle drawn from a combination of secondary sources and the two diaries held in the … Continue reading

Il y a longtemps… The Pélican Girls in Mobile and Yellow Fever Comes Full Circle

Detail of, Guillaume de L’Isle’s map Novissima tabula regionis lvdoviciana gallice dictæ La Lovgsiane iam olim quidem sub Canadæ et Floridæ nomine in America Septentrionali [Nuremburg; 1730?]From the Hoole Library’s map collections.  Four hundred and four years ago today, on … Continue reading

Interview with Alex Goolsby, Division of Special Collections Graduate Assistant

By: Alex Goolsby, University of Alabama MLIS student Editor’s Note: Hoole Special Collections Library will be closed for inventory from Monday, May 5, through Friday, May 16. Questions? Email archives@ua.edu. Hello! Thank you for agreeing to talk to us about … Continue reading

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Ou? A Mobile, bien sur!

Alabamians are quick to point out that New Orleans was not the first place, nor is it the only place that Mardi Gras is celebrated. While celebrations occur throughout the state of Alabama, it is Mobile’s Mardi Gras tradition, which … 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

Part 1: Interview with Haley Aaron, Division of Special Collections graduate assistant

Editor’s Note: This interview will be posted in two parts. Check back on Wednesday for the second portion of my conversation with Haley. First off, what got you interested in special collections? My love of special collections stems from my … Continue reading