Tag Archives: 1920’s

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

Life in the mines: The UMWA in Alabama

Last year for Labor Day, we shared a link to an interview with Cleatus and Louise Burns, about their experiences working in the coal mines and living in the mining camps in the first half of the 20th century, hazards … Continue reading

Working Lives Oral History Project

Our Digital Collections not only feature manuscripts and photographs, but also audio. One of our audio collections is the Working Lives Oral History Project. Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, this project focuses on black … Continue reading

Dating in the 20’s and 30’s: much like today?

Wonder what dating was like in the late 20’s and early 30’s? Read about it in the Haydn Neal Thompson Letters, now online.  Hayden was away at military school, and later, college, during 1924-1935.  This is a compilation of letters … Continue reading