Tag Archives: 1940’s

Happy Halloween!

Do you have spooky party plans this week? Check out the costumes on these students, from the late 1940s/early 1950s. These images (like those of the homecoming float in the previous post) are from the George Nichols Photographic Collection. If … Continue reading

How to build a Homecoming float

Homecoming 2012 is now in full swing, with the theme Timeless Traditions. In preparation for the parade on Saturday, many folks around campus are putting the finishing touches on their floats. Our fraternities are old hands at this, as we … Continue reading

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Service Men’s Center Scrapbook

Did you know that Tuscaloosa was home to a major WWII hospital? The Service Men’s Center catered to the wounded soldiers there, in addition to holding activities for soldiers at their facility (which is now the University Club). This massive … 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

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

1940s Advertising

This is the third in a series looking at vintage advertising. Previous posts have featured advertising from the 1920s and 1930s. Look for a future post on advertising during World War II.     Please help us improve University Libraries … 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

Newly Online: Elbert Nixdorf Letters

We have recently placed a small but interesting collection online, the Elbert Nixdorf Letters. Mr. Nixdorf served in the U. S. Army Special Services during World War II. This collection of letters contains correspondence with friends he made while overseas … Continue reading

Newly Online: Rolland Plattner Letters

The Rolland Plattner Letters Collection contains 41 letters written by Mr. Plattner when he served in the Pacific theater during World War II. All of these letters were written to his friend and neighbor, Charles Harold Regnier of Clifton, Illinois. … Continue reading

Newly Online: The O. E. Bruce, Jr., Letters

The O. E. Bruce, Jr., Letters contains correspondence from Private O.E. Bruce, Jr., to his parents while he was serving state side during World War II. Most letters are written on government stationery from Camp Wheeler, Georgia. He informs his … Continue reading