Tag Archives: 20th century

Autherine Lucy

Last week, the beginning of Black History month coincided with an important date in the history of the University of Alabama. On February 3, 1956, Autherine Lucy of Birmingham became the first African-American to enroll at the University of Alabama, … Continue reading

Robert F. Kennedy’s Visit to UA

Did you know that Robert F. Kennedy gave a speech at the University of Alabama in March of 1968, just months before he was assassinated? Kennedy was invited to the University to speak as part of the Emphasis Program, which … 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

Theodore Roosevelt Letters

Theodore Roosevelt passed away on this date in 1919. Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States, serving from 1901-1909. In our William Crawford Gorgas collection, we have several letters from President Roosevelt, including some written while he was … Continue reading

Valentine J. Oldshue Papers

Today is Veterans Day, a day in which we honor our military veterans. This day began in 1919 as Armistice Day, a day to commemorate the yearly anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1954, the day was … 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: Freddie Lindsay, Jr., Letters

We have a new collection online of letters of a World War II soldier. The Freddie Lindsay, Jr. Letters contains V-mail letters to and from Lindsay, who was stationed in the South Pacific. Most of the letters are to his … 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