Tag Archives: historic figures

Football Champs Again!

To celebrate UA Football’s 15th national championship, we share these scenes of championship football past and the faithful support of Tide fans throughout the years! January 1926. Running back Johnny Mack Brown takes a break on the sidelines during the … Continue reading

Tag the University of Alabama Photos!

The University of Alabama Photograph Collection is now available for TAGGING! This collection includes more than five thousand black and white photographs illustrating the history of The University of Alabama from the middle of the 19th century through the early … Continue reading

The University of Alabama, 1831

181 years ago on April 18th, the University of Alabama formally opened its doors. Fifty-two students were accepted that first term, but by the end of the session the student body had swelled to nearly one hundred. The faculty was … 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

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

Eugene Allen Smith and an Upcoming Author Visit to Hoole!

On Tuesday, September 20, at 5:00 P.M., author Aileen Kilgore Henderson will visit Hoole Special Collections Library to discuss her new book Eugene Allen Smith’s Alabama: How a Geologist Shaped a State. For more information about this event, please visit … Continue reading

Happy birthday Paul “Bear” Bryant!

This Sunday would be University of Alabama legend, Paul “Bear” Bryant’s 98th birthday. Bryant served as head coach of the University of Alabama for 25 years, amassing the university’s football team 6 national championships and 13 conference championships. Here’s a … Continue reading