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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 5-14 Jan & 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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      **Research help available at Mobile library’s Local History and Genealogy Department [Jan. 17]
      Members of the Tristan de Luna Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will assist patrons with questions and research for documentation about their ancestors at the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Mobile Public Library from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday.  The library is at 753 Government St . For more information, call 251-208-7093.
      http://www.mplonline.org/
      Mobile Press-Register 13 January 2009


      **Jan 21, 6 pm
      Richard North Patterson talk
      Alabama Booksmith, Homewood
      http://www.alabamabooksmith.com/

      **Holocaust exhibit honors Alabama survivors
      http://tinyurl.com/9hlgx9
      Vanguard [ Univ. of South Ala. ] 12 January 2009

      **
      Through March 1, Birmingham Museum of Art
      http://www.artsbma.org/exhibitions/fabric-of-life  
      Fabric of Life: African Textiles and Quilts from the American South
      Celebrates the visual affinities and influence of African textiles on Southern quilts. more>
           Mark your calendar for these opportunites to learn:
           Art & Conversation with curators Emily Hanna and Gail Andrews, Thurs., Feb. 5, 10:30am
           Downtown Library Brown Bag Series with Emily Hanna, Wed., Feb. 11, Noon, FREE
           Family Day with quilting demonstrations and art activities, Sat., Feb. 21, Noon-5pm, FREE



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      **HISTORY
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      **Local Halsey family has connections to famous and notorious figures throughout world history
      http://tinyurl.com/79gkkw
      Huntsville Times 14 January 2009

      **World War II vet [John McGrady] makes impression on students
      http://tinyurl.com/a36aya
      Florence Times-Daily 14 January 2009

      **State Archives department ends Saturday hours, reduces services
      http://tinyurl.com/9h23jm
      Montgomery Advertiser 13 January 2009

      **Fairhope to draft new preservation rules
      http://tinyurl.com/7jsfel
      Mobile Press-Register 13 January 2009

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      January 14: http://tinyurl.com/7qcdb3
      January 13: http://tinyurl.com/6uh8ml
      Mobile Press-Register 13 January 2009

      **b. 01-13-1913 - Paul Birch - Alabama - d. 5-24-1969

      actor: Radio work in St. Louis under the name of Paul (Lowery) Smith
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #10
      http://lists.oldradio.net/


      **Looking Back [50 years ago, 25 years ago, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/9em35j
      Tuscaloosa News 12 January 2009

       

      **[Pilgrim's Rest] Cemetery named to list [Ala. Historic Cemetery Register]
      http://tinyurl.com/8yvoog
      Brewton Standard 12 January 2009

      **b.
      10-18-1911 - Helen Claire - Union Springs , AL - d. 1-12-1974

      actor: Virginia Lansing "Backstage Wife"; Joyce Jordan "Joyce Jordan,M.D."
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #9
      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **CSI Hunley: Fate of historic sub a cold case file
      http://tinyurl.com/7cq6zb
      Examiner.com 5 January 2009


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      **CULTURE
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      **[Spooner] Oldham heads to [Rock and Roll] hall of fame
      http://tinyurl.com/9thzbk
      Florence Times-Daily 14 January 2009

      **NewSouth Books work focuses on ‘ramblings with (artist) Clark Walker’
      [New book on Montgomery artist is by Montgomery author Foster Dickson]
      http://tinyurl.com/7g6of4
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 January 2009

      **Orchestra needs to survive for the betterment of all
      http://tinyurl.com/8pnm6k
      Tuscaloosa News 12 January 2009

      **TSO’s tune of trouble
      The symphony fights to keep playing as sales, donations dwindle
      http://tinyurl.com/9y9eof
      Tuscaloosa News 11 January 2009

      **Shakespeare and the Bear
      Alabama Shakespeare Festival premiers play on life of Crimson Tide coach
      [“Bear Country” by Michael Vigilant]
      http://tinyurl.com/746l7r
      Birmingham News 11 January 2009, pp6G-7G


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      **DEATHS
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      **Robert Petty Sr., longtime Excelsior Band trombonist, dies at 90
      http://tinyurl.com/8zc4o6
      Birmingham News 14 January 2009

      **Lawmakers mourn Sen. Pat Lindsey
      http://tinyurl.com/8wt3am
      Mobile Press-Register 13 January 2009

      **Charles Morgan was great lawyer, even greater man [editorial]
      http://tinyurl.com/7ve956
      Tuscaloosa News 11 January 2009

      **Charles Morgan Jr., 78, Dies; Leading Civil Rights Lawyer
      http://tinyurl.com/9wdlhc
      New York Times 10 January 2009

      **Cornelia Wallace, 69, First Lady of Alabama , Dies
      http://tinyurl.com/8okqn3
      New York Times 10 January 2009


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **New Book with Alabama Connections

       

      Norrell, Robert J. Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington. Harvard University Press, 2009.
      http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog/NORHIS.html


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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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