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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 4-8 Dec & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
    NOTE: 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
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      Alabama History/Culture in the News: USE THIS ONE & Bonus Material

      NOTE:


      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. Many of the articles listed are printed in other Alabama newspapers; in general, I do not attempt to list all appearances of an article. Some dates given are those when the item was posted to the newspaper or magazine web site. Some items are listed without links because I could not find online versions.


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


      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


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      **COMING/ONGOING EVENTS

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      **[Alabama Music] Hall of Fame to host Muscle Shoals] music association party [Dec. 9]
      http://tinyurl.com/6mpmln
      Florence Times-Daily 7 December 2008

      **Date set to kick off year of state history [Dec. 12]
      http://tinyurl.com/5m8794
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 December 2008

      **about “the f words” [through Dec. 12]
      Moving pictures from four female photographers
      [Karen Graffeo, Kim Reigel, Sonja Rieger, Carolyn Sherer]
      http://tinyurl.com/69e5ky
      Birmingham Weekly 27 November 2008

      ** Andalusia to get [Hank] Williams marker [Dec. 15]
      http://tinyurl.com/5hhouq
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 December 2008

      **
      Dec 18, noon, Julia Oliver book discussion, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Montgomery http://www.archives.alabama.gov/

      **Dec 18, 7 pm, William Cobb reading/signing, Eclipse Coffee & Books, Montevallo
      http://www.eclipsecoffee.com

      **[ Alabama ’s] Waterfowl stamp art contest opens in January
      http://tinyurl.com/5hhbbq
      Tuscaloosa News 7 December 2008


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      **HISTORY
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      **Alabama Mosaic offers treasure trove of rare photos, documents to Internet users

      Rare state photos, documents at fingertips in electronic archive

      http://tinyurl.com/5twkje
      Birmingham News 8 December 2008

      **City father [John] Hunt no mere pioneer
      http://tinyurl.com/6qamj4
      Huntsville Times 7 December 2008

      **
      Gadsden’s parade means Christmas just around corner [includes history]
      http://tinyurl.com/5wccec
      Gadsden Times 7 December 2008

      **[Local]Veterans remember Pearl Harbor
      http://tinyurl.com/58ao35
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 December 2008


      **
      Couple recall attack on Pearl Harbor 67 years ago
      http://tinyurl.com/59tcn9
      Florence Times-Daily 7 December 2008

      **b.
      12-07-1922 - Don Maddox - Boaz, AL

      "Maddox Family Band"
      old.time.radio Digest V2008 Issue #280
      http://lists.oldradio.net/


      **Restored mansion open for Christmas tour [ Belle Mont ]
      http://tinyurl.com/6jka5r
      Florence Times-Daily 6 December 2008

      **Confederate vet John Wesley Colquett honored Saturday [Nov. 15; at Bullock Community Cemetery ]
      http://tinyurl.com/5zxed5
      Andalusia Star-News 6 December 2008

      **Two Birmingham-area librarians contribute Alabama facts to Fast Facts about the 50 States
      [Karen Scott and Lisa Churchill]
      http://tinyurl.com/5ochaj
      Birmingham News 6 December 2008

      **
      1875 December 6- The Forty-Fourth Congress of 1875-1877 convenes with a

                high of eight African Americans taking office.  They are

                Senator Blanche K. Bruce of Mississippi and congressmen

                Jeremiah Haralson of Alabama , Josiah T. Walls of Florida ,

                John Roy Lynch of Mississippi , John A. Hyman of North

                Carolina , Charles E. Nash of Louisiana ,; and Joseph H.

                Rainey and Robert Smalls of South Carolina .
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

       
      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      December 8: http://tinyurl.com/5ga75c
      December 7: http://tinyurl.com/5hupph 
      December 6: http://tinyurl.com/6lqdlx
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Indian Trail of Tears program [by Mike Wren] is Saturday [Dec. 6; lots of history in this article]
      http://tinyurl.com/6gn235
      Gadsden Times 5 December 2008

      **The voice of the theatre [Dec. 7; lots of history]
      Holiday open house to showcase the Alabama Theatre and the lovely Lyric [Theatre]
      http://tinyurl.com/6cyesq
      Birmingham Weekly 4 December 2008


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      **CULTURE
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      **[Local] Arts groups tighten belt
      http://tinyurl.com/5skt9s
      Huntsville Times 8 December 2008

      ** Birmingham arts holding steady so far, amid stormy financial seas
      http://tinyurl.com/5tdssg
      Birmingham News 8 December 2008

      **
      Surprise package
      New local press starts out with a lively anthology [of short stories and essays]
      http://tinyurl.com/66xycu
      Mobile Press-Register 7 December 2008

      **A reading of Truman Capote’s ‘A Christmas Memory’ will be traditional event at Altamont School in Birmingham
      http://tinyurl.com/6s96kz
      Birmingham News 7 December 2008

      ** Alabama ’s Jamey Johnson gets three nods from Grammy
      http://tinyurl.com/5w2lxr
      Birmingham News 5 December 2008

      ** Tuscaloosa teen [Alden Phillips] tours with the Rockettes
      http://tinyurl.com/6kfzaz
      Birmingham Weekly 4 December 2008



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

      **Farewell / Rebecca Jennings [She died November 27.]
      Drama teacher Jennings had own path
      Birmingham News 7 December 2008 p14A


      **Mall owner Bill McFarland dies at 60
      http://tinyurl.com/5keyb4
      Tuscaloosa News 6 December 2008

      **Odetta was graceful on concert, civil rights stages [She died December 2.]
      http://tinyurl.com/6l7x3z
      Birmingham News 5 December 2008


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

      **[no items this issue]


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      **USEFUL LINKS
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      ** Alabama History Community Calendar
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/adahcalendar.html

      **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

      ** Birmingham Rewound
      http://www.birminghamrewound.com/

      **Project to Document the Birmingham District
      [Includes the BhamWiki and the Magic City Flickr group]
      http://tinyurl.com/yt49xj

      **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


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      **alabamahistory related links
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      alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamahistory

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

      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://medicine.uab.edu/anesthesiology/education/35465/

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