Alva Woods, 1794-1887

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Title

Alva Woods, 1794-1887

Subject

College presidents
University of Alabama

Description

Alva Woods (1794-1887), a Baptist minister, became the first president of the University of Alabama in 1831. Woods was also instrumental in the founding of the Tuscaloosa Female College.

During his presidency at the University of Alabama, Woods envisioned "an almost cloistered school of rigid discipline and rigorous scholarship". His visions did not fit into those of the high-spirited youth of the University and his seven years at the University were tarnished by tension and conflict. He resigned in 1837.

Source

Tuscaloosa News Archive

Contributor

Jennifer Spraggins (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

273

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches

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