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

Friedman Library Rooms, June 1958


Photos of two rooms in the Friedman Library, 1305 Greensboro Avenue (now called the Jemison - Van de Graff Mansion), taken the day before the facility…

Camille Wright Cook, 1925-2018

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Camille Wright Cook was the first tenured female member of the faculty in the University of Alabama School of Law in 1976 and became the first woman…

Amasa Ben Windham Jr., 1950-2018

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Amasa Ben Windham, son of famed Alabama storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham, was a longtime reporter and editor at The Tuscaloosa News.