Welcome to the Tuscaloosa Area Virtual Museum.  This digital collection focuses on historic photographs of the Tuscaloosa area including the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport as well as the surrounding areas.  Also included are interviews with leaders and residents of the area.

If you are interested in adding to this collection or have additional information or comments on items in this collection, please contact:  tavm@tuscaloosa-library.org

Photographs from the collections of the organizations listed below as well as from the private collections of several local citizens have been digitized and added to the Tuscaloosa Area Virtual Museum.

The following organizations are participating in this project

Paul W. Bryant Museum http://www.bryantmuseum.com/

City of Tuscaloosa   http://ci.tuscaloosa.al.us/

Friends of Historic Northport   http://www.fhnonline.org/fhn/

Heritage Commission of Tuscaloosa County http://tuscaloosaheritage.org/

Jemison-Van de Graaf Foundation http://www.jemisonmansion.com/

Stillman College http://www.stillman.edu

Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society  http://historictuscaloosa.org/

Tuscaloosa News  http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/

Tuscaloosa Public Library http://www.tuscaloosa-library.org/

University of Alabama, School of Library and Information Studies http://www.slis.ua.edu/

A special thanks goes to the following contributors of time, images, and information in setting up this project:
Betty Slowe
Elizabeth Bradt

Recently Added Items

Dixie Air Incorporated


Dixie Air Incorporated was located at the Hargrove Van De Graaff Field. In the 1950s, Dixie Air was not only a Fixed Base Operation (handling aircraft…

Chicken in the Basket


This business believed to have been located in the 15th Street/Hackberry Lane area in the 1950s featured chicken in a basket for $1.00.

R & S Motor Company, 2001 6th Street


Located at 2001 6th Street (originally Cotton Street), the car dealership sold Chevrolets and Hudsons. Also known as Tuscaloosa Chevrolet, the…