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Photograph of Mrs. Elinor Arsic who was elected by the library board to fill the post previously held by Miss Barbara Davis. Mrs. Arsic has served as a field representative of the Alabama Public Library Service. She is a graduate of Huntigdon…

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This covered bridge was located about 5 miles south of Brookwood, Ala., on Covered Bridge Road. It was thought to built about 1850 and was destroyed by fire in 1962. It was the last covered bridge in Tuscaloosa County.

The bridge was constructed…

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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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A photo of the music room in the Friedman Library, 1305 Greensboro Avenue. This was a service made possible in the larger building first occupied in June 1958.

In 1955, the ante-bellum house at 1305 Greensboro Avenue was purchased by the YMCA for…

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A photo taken at the dedication of the Friedman Library on Sunday afternoon, October 19, 1958.

The program was opened and closed by Mrs. Edwin Rosenfield, chairman of the library board. Among those who spoke were Mr. Victor Hugo Friedman, Judge…

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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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This CA-37 was the first of two ships named for Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Commissioned in 1934, she spent most of her career in the Atlantic and Caribbean, participating in several European wartime operations. In early 1945, she transferred to the Pacific…

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This aerial photo shows the area between University Boulevard and what is now Paul W. Bryant Drive in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Near the foreground, the Fort W.W. Brandon Armory is shown. The Tuscaloosa Fire Station No. 2 now occupies the site. In the…
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