Category Archives: UA Athletics

Announcing…. John "Blank" Doe

This seemingly mundane piece of paper is anything but dull. It is an image of the dummy press release drafted to announce the newly appointed head football coach and director of athletics at The University of Alabama. Scheduled to be … 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

Football! Football! Football!: Images from early 20th century Corollas

From the 1903 Corolla From The 1909 Corolla From The 1901 Corolla From The 1906 Corolla

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!

New hashtag initiative on Facebook and Twitter

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow If you follow Cool@Hoole’s Facebook and Twitter feeds, you may have noticed a new flurry of activity. Ashley Bond, a graduate student from the School of Library and Information Studies currently working in outreach within the … Continue reading

Provenance Times Two: An Early Gift and the Origins of Crimson and White (o Rosso e Bianco)

One of the many projects we are working on at the Hoole Special Collections Library centers around our foreign language rare books. Right now we’re spending some time with the Italian rare books in our collection. One thing we find … Continue reading

Support Tide For Tusks

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow The University of Alabama recently created the organization Tide for Tusks to “raise awareness of the threat of extinction for the African Elephant due to ivory poachers.” You can support their campaign by donating, … Continue reading

The Archer, the Thief and UA’s 1938 Rose Bowl Team

This very cool picture from our collections features The University of Alabama’s football team in 1938 — after their defeat in the Rose Bowl. In the photograph are two men who stand out a little bit — with elaborate costumes. … 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

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