Category Archives: World War II

1940s Wartime Advertising

A few weeks ago we had a post displaying some 1940s advertising. While researching that post, I came across advertising created during World War II. I thought this advertising was interesting enough to have its own post. Some encourage contributing … Continue reading

A Day in the Life: June 1

Here’s a slice of life from June 1st over the last 170 some-odd years, representing a cross-section of materials from the digital archive — from the serious to the silly, the magical to the mundane.

A Day in the Life: November 28

On this date, through the years… * 1860. Alabama. Hugh Davis laments the political tumult of his day, which in hindsight we recognize as the prelude to Civil War. Davis writes: “Revolution. Fire. Precipitation. Slaughter. How rapidly, how fearfully the … Continue reading

African-American Soldier Portraits

Right now, in the Pearce Foyer of Gorgas Library (2nd floor, Quad side), you’ll find a pretty cool exhibit: Highlighting the collections of Rev. Wylheme Ragland of Decatur, Alabama,  A North Alabama Clergyman’s Passion for History: Preserving Black History through Words and … Continue reading

Armed Services Editions: A quest for a complete collection

By: Allyson Holliday, complex copy-cataloger As we approach the 75th Anniversary of the entry of the United States into World War II, Hoole Library actively seeking to complete its collection of Armed Services Editions. Editions for the Armed Services, Inc., was … Continue reading

Confronting the Holocaust: Alabama Responses to Dachau, Part I

By: Allyson Holliday, W.S. Hoole Library Complex Copy-Cataloguer This post is one of a two-part series in recognition of Holocaust remembrance week April 27–May 4, 2014. The theme designated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for the 2014 observance … Continue reading

Confronting the Holocaust: Alabama Responses to Dachau, Part II

By: Allyson Holliday, W.S. Hoole Library Complex Copy-Cataloguer This post is the second of a two-part series in recognition of Holocaust remembrance week April 27–May 4, 2014. (Better a little late than never!) Part I of this series featured testimony from … Continue reading

Easter Music by Harald Rohlig

This week we will feature pipe organ music by Dr. Harald Röhlig in honor of Easter weekend. World renowned organist, Harald Röhlig is a composer and pipe organ designer. His career as a musician began in Germany during the 1930s. … Continue reading

Emmett Dendy WWII Air Mission Diary

One of our newest collections was donated by Emmett Dendy, a ball turret gunner in World War II. In the spring of 1945, he recorded 22 air missions in an Air Force Souvenir Handybook. Below is a typical entry: This … Continue reading

Featured Item from Wade Hall’s entertainment photographs collection

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow Still from Kuhle Wampe (1932). Hanson Tonfilmbilder. Film-Album Number 5. Dresden, Germany, 1932. Photographic Album. Hall’s entertainment photographs (2008.030) includes an album that is comprised of over 120 photographs from more than forty films related to … Continue reading