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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 17-25 May & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
    Listings since July 2002: Alabama History & Culture in the News http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo archives.
    Message 1 of 1 , May 25, 2007
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      Listings since July 2002:

      Alabama History & Culture in the News

      http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm

      Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo archives.

      alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamahistory

      Materials in brackets are my additions. Items are listed more or less in
      reverse chronological order within each section. All links are working
      at the time I send this email and post them to the web page listing.
      Some items are listed without links because I could not find online
      versions.

      Feel free to forward this email as desired....

      **THIS MONTH IN ALABAMA HISTORY

      http://www.archives.state.al.us/thisweek/month.html

      **Alabama County Historical & Genealogical Societies & Records
      Repositories
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/referenc/hsglist.html

      **Alabama Historical Association Marker Index
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/markers/histmarkindex.html

      **Alabama History Resources on the Internet
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/teacher/netres.html

      **activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama]
      http://activeculture.info/index.asp

      **activeculture.info History Events
      http://tinyurl.com/hn3lf

      **activeculture.info Literature Events
      http://tinyurl.com/fnf5l



      AND NOW THE NEWS...

      Additional articles can often be found at Google, Topix or Yahoo news
      sites:

      http://news.google.com/
      http://www.topix.net/
      http://news.yahoo.com/

      Please note that many articles continue beyond the single web page I
      have linked here. Web sites related to some articles often appear in the
      "Bonus Material" section.


      COMING EVENTS*HISTORY**CULTURE**DEATHS*BONUS MATERIAL


      ================
      **COMING EVENTS
      ================

      **Autaugaville throws century party [May 26]
      http://tinyurl.com/yrz5fx
      Montgomery Advertiser 25 May 2007

      **Tannehill hosting [Civil War] re-enactment [May 26-7]
      http://tinyurl.com/yve3f2
      Birmingham News 25 May 2007

      **Hank Williams fest music [June 1-2]
      Some new, some old, but all classic
      http://tinyurl.com/27chk8
      Mobile Press-Register 25 May 2007

      **Genealogical Treasures Seminar June 9th
      The Southern History Department of the Birmingham Public Library will
      hold its annual Genealogical Treasures seminar June 9th. Dorothy
      Williams Potter, author of "Passports of Southeastern Pioneers" will be
      speaking on "How to Locate Your Ancestors on the Southern Frontier."
      Details and registration information can be found on the following
      webpage:
      http://www.bplonline.org/sou/GenealogicalTreasures.asp

      **'Rocket Boys' author coming to Montgomery for book signing [June 19]
      [Alabama author Homer Hickam]
      http://tinyurl.com/33vqjg
      Montgomery Advertiser 25 May 2007



      =============
      **HISTORY
      =============

      **A bond across the pond
      Cotaco World War II veteran inspires young British author
      http://tinyurl.com/3xdj4r
      Decatur Daily 25 May 2007

      **Alabama passes slavery apology
      http://tinyurl.com/2jj8wz
      Montgomery Advertiser 25 May 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      May 25: http://tinyurl.com/2gtt4z
      Mobile Press-Register

      **White grad makes history at black school in Alabama
      [reprinted from Christian Science Monitor]
      http://tinyurl.com/35wjmh
      Seattle Times 24 May 2007

      **Nebraska Congressmen Give Civil War Era Flag Back To Alabama
      Confederate Fighter Died In Nebraska
      http://tinyurl.com/3c26fs
      KETV.com Omaha NE 24 May 2007

      **b. 01-13-1913 - Paul Birch - [Atmore?] Alabama - d. 5-24-1969
      actor: Radio work in St. Louis under the name of Paul (Lowery) Smith
      [Internet Movie Database entry: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0083280/ ]

      **Visible Man [review of new bio of author Ralph Ellison; he attended
      Tuskegee]
      http://tinyurl.com/yw38rr
      New York Times 20 May 2007


      ===========
      **CULTURE
      ===========

      **Message of DeKalb author's memoirs: `Life is to be enjoyed'
      http://tinyurl.com/3dptn5
      Gadsden Times 25 May 2007

      **To the Top
      Final memories of [Birmingham singer] Topper Price
      http://tinyurl.com/2p2z8b
      Birmingham Weekly V10N41 24-30 May 2007

      **No objections
      Lawyer [& musician] John P. Strohm keeps one hand on the microphone
      Birmingham News 18 May 2007 pp 12G-13G


      ===========
      **DEATHS
      ===========

      **Local TV pioneer [Dot] Moore dies at 93
      http://tinyurl.com/2a9yhr
      Mobile Press-Register 25 May 2007

      **Businessman Arthur Olensky dies
      http://tinyurl.com/27d75w
      Mobile Press-Register 25 May 2007

      **Simmie Lavender, [Jefferson Co. Citizens] coalition leader, dies
      http://tinyurl.com/yqbatl
      Birmingham News 25 May 2007

      ==================
      **BONUS MATERIAL
      ==================

      **Books with Alabama Connections

      Miller, George K. An Uncompromising Secessionist: The Civil War of
      George Knox Miller, Eighth (Wade's) Confederate Cavalry. University of
      Alabama Press, 2007 [Miller was an Alabama native.]
      http://www.uapress.ua.edu/NewSearch2.cfm?id=133369



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      A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
      Associate Professor
      Director, Section on the History of Anesthesia

      Department of Anesthesiology Library
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
      619 19th Street South, JT965
      Birmingham AL 35249-6810

      (205) 975-0158
      (205) 975-5963 [fax]
      ajwright@...

      http://www.anes.uab.edu/libraryinformation.htm
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