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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 was open to the public on Monday, June 16, 1958.

In 1955, the ante-bellum house had been…

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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 to hold an endowed chair in 1992 when she was named the John S. Stone Chair of Law.

Cook was a…

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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.

After working as a DJ when a teenager in Selma, Windham attended Birmingham-Southern College where he wrote for…

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Employees and managers of the Kress Store in Tuscaloosa, Ala., are shown. They include Florence Bruce on the first row, extreme left. Florence Bruce would later meet her husband while working at the store. He was a University of Alabama law student…

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The photo shows the movie "Forever Amber" was playing at the Pickens Theater in 1948. The theater was a gathering place for teens and others from around Pickens County since, at times, there were no other theaters in the county. It also provided jobs…

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This sign in front of the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse tracked donations or investments for a new hotel in Tuscaloosa that would become Hotel Stafford. The hotel opened in 1956 with the finest accommodations in Tuscaloosa. Hayse Tucker was chairman…

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Ernest W. "Rainy" Collins (1911 - 2004) was mayor of Tuscaloosa from 1976-1981., elected from a field of 20 candidates after the death of Mayor C. Snow Hinton in office.

Collins' was unopposed in 1977 and was re-elected for a full term, which was…

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Jack Cozine, considered one of the finest dancers in Tuscaloosa at the time, portrayed the Warrior River "leading his band of nixies (water spirits) clad in blue and white "now gently undulating, now leaping madly," as described in The Tuscaloosa…

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The Tuscaloosa Cotton Seed Oil Company float was one of many industrial and merchandise floats in the Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade on May 30, 1916. The float was pulled by a large four-horse team carrying 38 different kinds of food products made by…

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The queen of the Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade, Julia Lucille Nuzum Morris, and her attendant, Annalee Fitts, are shown in the Tuscaloosa Centennial Parade in 1916.
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