Category Archives: Small Collections

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: Central Iron & Coal

The Central Iron and Coal Photograph Collection is a unique window on the mining industry in Alabama around the turn of the twentieth century. Composed of 70 images in four photo albums, this collection of images — depicting the construction … 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