Category Archives: UA History

100 Years, A Million Dollars, 1000 Strong and a Few Cool Photos!

        HAPPY 100TH ANNIVERSARY TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA’S MILLION DOLLAR BAND! The Million Dollar Band will be joined on the field tomorrow, September 22, 2012 by Million Dollar Band alums during the halftime show, making the … Continue reading

Chronicling UA’s First Steps Toward Desegregation

Sixty years ago, the first major step was made toward desegregating the University of Alabama. Autherine Lucy, a black woman from Shiloh, Alabama, was enrolled – and a few days later suspended, eventually expelled, though she had done nothing wrong. … Continue reading

Halloween updates from Rare Book Cataloging

By: Allyson Holliday, W.S. Hoole Library Complex Copy-Cataloger In the spirit of the season… there’s something for everyone in the Division of Special Collections! Whether it’s skeletons, haints, headless horsemen, witches, or demons, we have your interests covered. For skeletons: … 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!?

Interview with Kevin Ray, Archival Technician

By: Kevin Ray, Archival Technician Hello! Thank you for agreeing to talk to us about your role at in the Division of Special Collections. First off, can you tell us a bit about your position? My current title is Archival Technician, … Continue reading

Interview with Stephen Rowe, author of From a Love of History

By: Christa Vogelius, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow Editor’s Note: This is the first of three posts serializing an interview between Christa Vogelius, the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in the A.S. Williams collection, and Stephen Rowe, author of From a Love of History: … Continue reading

Interview with Stephen Rowe, Part II

By: Christa Vogelius, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow Editor’s Note: This is the second of three posts serializing an interview between Christa Vogelius, the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in the A.S. Williams collection, and Stephen Rowe, author of From a Love of History: The A.S. Williams … Continue reading

Interview with Stephen Rowe, Part III

By: Christa Vogelius, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow Editor’s Note: This is the third of three posts serializing an interview between Christa Vogelius, the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in the A.S. Williams collection, and Stephen Rowe, author of From a Love of History: The A.S. Williams … Continue reading

Interview with Tom Land, Institutional Records Analyst

Tom Land, the Institutional Records Analyst in the Division of Special Collections, is retiring at the end of this month after over twenty years of service. This interview is between Amy Chen, the editor of Cool@Hoole, and Tom Land.  First … Continue reading

Interview with volunteer Katie Howard, Part I

By: Katie Howard, Director of the Paul R. Jones Gallery and The University Gallery, University of Alabama MLIS student Hi, Katie! Thank you for taking the time to talk to us today. Can you tell us a little about your history at the … Continue reading