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Collection: Community Organizations
George Searcy House, 815 Greensboro Avenue, circa 1930
This photo shows the Searcy House when it was used for the Tuscaloosa Public Library from 1926 to 1958.
The two-story Searcy House was built in 1904 by George Searcy, a Tuscaloosa banker and businessman. It was sold to Tuscaloosa County in 1925…
Library Dream Comes True for Mrs. Lucy Pou, 1931
Article in the Tuscaloosa News on March 10, 1931, about the early days of the Tuscaloosa Public Library
Library Week Report Made at Board Meeting, 1935
Report of the Tuscaloosa Public Library Board Meeting
County Library Report Issued for 1943
The 1943 annual report of the Tuscaloosa County Library including the hiring of a new librarian.
History of the Tuscaloosa Public Library through 1945
An account of the history of the Tuscaloosa Public Library by Thomas Clinton that was written in 1945.
Bookmobile at Bethel School, 1949
A photograph of students at Bethel School enjoying a visit of the Tuscaloosa Public Library Bookmobile.
One out of 33 - The Bookmobile visits 33 schools in the county and 17 adult stations each month. This picture, taken at Bethel School, shows a…
Book Station in Rosedale Courts, 1952
The first book station within the Tuscaloosa city limits was opened in the community hall of Rosedale Courts. The caption under the photograph states:
New Book Station Opens at Rosedale - Resident of Rosedale Courts were on hand last night at the…
Bookmobile Gets New Look, 1953
Photograph and description of the renovations of the bookmobile. The caption below the photograph states:
Almost like new - The Bookmobile of the Tuscaloosa County Library is being inspected following a recent overhauling and painting job. Left…
New Bookmobile, 1954
Photograph and article on the new bookmobile which the Tuscaloosa Civitan Club helped get for the Tuscaloosa Public Library.
Tuscaloosa Library Branch to Open in Northport, 1955
Photograph showing the volunteers working on a branch library to be located in the Northport Community Center.
The caption states:
BRANCH LIBRARY IN NORTHPORT - Work was begun last night on a branch library of the Tuscaloosa County Library which…