UA's Crimson White Turns 110! Event and Exhibit at Hoole -- Thurs. Oct. 14
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Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 4:00 PM
Subject: Crimson White Event and Exhibit at Hoole -- Thurs. Oct. 14
Please join us on Thursday October 14, 2004 from 6-8 pm, where the the
W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library will be the site of a reception
and exhibition honoring the 110th anniversary of the University of
Alabama’s student newspaper, the Crimson White.
First published in January of 1894, the CW is the oldest continually
published newspaper in Tuscaloosa and has received numerous awards over
the years including All-American recognition in national competition
several times, and under the editorship of Hoke Perkins, the 1976-77
volume of the newspaper won the Pacemaker award as the best college
paper in the United States published two or three times a week.
The event and exhibit is sponsored by the Office of Student Media and
University Libraries. It will take place at the W.S. Hoole Special
Collections Library, on the 2nd floor of Mary Harmon Bryant Hall, 500
Hackberry Lane, on the University of Alabama campus.
This reception and exhibition is part of the weekend-long festivities
sponsored by the Office of Student Media and the CW honoring the former
editors and business managers of the paper. It is part of the University
of Alabama’s Homecoming festivities.
The exhibition features artifacts from the CW’s past, as well as a
history of the CW featuring front pages from the past 110 years. Also
included are photographs and other memorabilia. Special features of the
exhibition will highlight the CW’s coverage of the Civil Rights era and
the U.S. at War throughout the years.
The featured speaker is Ann Woods Waldron, one of the first women
editors of the CW, successful reporter, and celebrated mystery writer.
Microfilm editions of the CW will be made available during the event on
the library’s three microfilm readers for visitors to review the papers
from their era.
Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
The exhibition, Crimson White: One Hundred and Ten Years in Print, will
be on display in the lobby of the Hoole Library through December 24,
2004. The Hoole Library is open Monday through Friday from 8 am – 5 pm
with Thursday evening hours until 9 pm.
Because of the time of the event, the Hoole Library will offer evening
hours on Wednesday October 13, 2004 instead of Thursday, October 14th.
For more information, contact Jessica Lacher-Feldman at
jlfeldma@... or at 205.348.0500.