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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 26-29 June & 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 presumably
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 29, 2009

      NOTE:

       

      Materials in brackets are my additions. Items are listed more or less in reverse chronological order within each section. All links are presumably 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 either could not find online versions or could not find a free one.

       

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

       

      WARNING: Many articles on newspaper and magazine web sites are accompanied by nasty, anonymous comments about individuals and subjects in the posted articles. Some articles in these listings will unfortunately include such commentary.

       

       

      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 EVENTS

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      **"University of Alabama Associate Provost Hank Lazer and the Creative Campus Initiative will mark the publication of Lazer's 15th book of poetry, "Portions," with a free collaborative arts event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday [July 2] at Harrison Galleries on University Boulevard in Tuscaloosa."

      Birmingham News 27 June 2009

       

      **W.C. Handy Music Festival

      Florence; Jul 17–25

      Weeklong celebration honoring the musical heritage of Northwest Alabama and the legacy of the "Father of the Blues" with parade, concerts, exhibits, theatre, athletic events, music in various venues, and more.
      http://www.alabama.travel/events/wc_handy_music_festival.html

       

      **Tribute to Hank Williams Day

      Lineville; Jul 18

      Lineville City Park - Special headline singers, vendors, food. 1 p.m. until.
      http://www.alabama.travel/events/tribute_to_hank_williams_day.html  

       

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **Go beyond the bridge when you visit Selma
      http://tinyurl.com/l2pzwk
      Huntsville Times 29 June 2009

      **Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years ago]
      http://tinyurl.com/mx2vvx
      Tuscaloosa News 29 June 2009

      **Coral snake found in wilds of central Alabama
      [First documented sighting in 40 years]
      http://tinyurl.com/n4zgoy
      Montgomery Advertiser 29 June 2009

      **Sisters travel the world in search of [Helen] Keller
      http://tinyurl.com/n8urr3
      Florence Times-Daily 28 June 2009

      ** Selma project clears views of landmark [Edmund Pettus] bridge
      http://tinyurl.com/mps7s8
      Tuscaloosa News 28 June 2009

      **Six stories about City Stages [festival ends after 21 years]
      [See also http://tinyurl.com/lofsge ]
      http://tinyurl.com/l7j4t6
      Birmingham News blog 28 June 2009

       

      **A glimpse of the past

      Museum [of Mobile ] receives painting attributed to Roderick MacKenzie

      http://tinyurl.com/lgylp2

      Mobile Press-Register 28 June 2009

       

      **A heritage of learning [ Baldwin County Training School in Daphne]

      http://tinyurl.com/m9tv7k

      Mobile Press-Register 28 June 2009

       

      **Downtown walking tour gives glimpse of past

      http://tinyurl.com/lgucjk

      Gadsden Times 28 June 2009

      **Indian lands at issue [opinion]
      http://tinyurl.com/kk3kk3
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 June 2009

       

      **Reports say mold threatens POW murals [at Fort McClellan 's Remington Hall]

      http://tinyurl.com/ntdhu6

      Montgomery Advertiser 28 June 2009

       

      **[Michael] Jackson influenced music produced in Muscle Shoals' heyday

      http://tinyurl.com/l9z3x3

      Florence Times-Daily 27 June 2009

      **b. 06-27-1880 - Helen Keller - Tuscumbia , AL - d. 6-1-1968 deaf and blind lecturer: "Fleischmann's Yeast Hour"; "Meet the Press"

      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #121

      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **1880 June 27: Helen Keller, blind-deaf author-lecturer [is born.]
      Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...

       

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      June 29: http://tinyurl.com/mhwx78

      June 28: http://tinyurl.com/md5hsy   

      June 27: http://tinyurl.com/lfbqdw

      Mobile Press-Register

       

      ** Oxford removing Indian site for discount store

      http://tinyurl.com/md2d6u

      Montgomery Advertiser 26 June 2009

      **Save [ Middle Bay ] lighthouse, but how? [editorial]
      http://tinyurl.com/m5wmqb
      Mobile Press-Register 26 June 2009

      **NASA Wants Your Ideas for Digitizing Rocket Scientist’s Notes [Wernher von Braun]
      http://tinyurl.com/kufumh
      Wired 26 June 2009

      **b. 06-24-1910 - Cootie Williams - Mobile , AL - d. 9-14-1985 jazz trumpet player: "Jubilee"
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #120
      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **Heritage comes home

      A Baldwin pioneer's books complete an odyssey

      [Cyrus Sibley's books return from Minnesota where they have been since 1866]

      http://tinyurl.com/kvr5wj

      Mobile Press-Register 22 June 2009

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      **'Nature is the artist'

      Furniture hobby [by Robin Wade] moves to factory

      http://tinyurl.com/kopht3

      Florence Times-Daily 28 June 2009

      **Solid Ground
      New Deal leaves legacy of dirt homes in Mount Olive
      Birmingham News 28 June 2009, pp 1E, 5E

       

      **Catfish farm featured on TV

      [Uniontown's Harvest Select farm on History Channel's "Food Tech"]

      http://tinyurl.com/ne75u7

      Tuscaloosa News 27 June 2009

      **Account paid in full
      Banker turned megachurch founder reflects on faith, surviving 88-day coma
      [Biography of Rev. Richard Vigneulle by Bruce Baker]
      Birmingham News 27 June 2009, pp 1F, 6F

      ** Red Mountain band takes off the Trash, releases ‘Old Cow’ disc
      http://tinyurl.com/ncb7qn
      City Scene/Birmingham News blog 26 June 2009

      **West Mobile’s Crossroads Christian bookstore is closing; economy partly blamed
      http://tinyurl.com/nn2fmy
      Mobile Press-Register blog 26 June 2009

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **[no entries this issue]

       

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      ** Chris Holmes , Alabama Public Television producer [profile]
      http://tinyurl.com/kr4mwd
      Birmingham May 2009

      **Selected Alabama History Digital Collections
      http://oedb.org/library/features/250-plus-killer-digital-libraries-and-archives

      Alabama Department of Archives and History: ADAH preserves records and artifacts of historical value to promote a better understanding of Alabama history. Genealogists, researchers, teachers and students can find databases, newspaper clippings, and more at this site on a wide variety of topics pertaining to Alabama 's past.

      Alabama Mosaic: Alabama Mosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama 's history, culture, places, and people. They pull various resources from Auburn University , the Birmingham Public Library and more to offer these images online.

      Auburn University Digital Library: Based in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, AUDL draws on a variety of collections archives and makes them available to educators and students in Alabama and beyond. Some resources, like images and old postcards, are available online. Gain access to other materials through interlibrary loan.

      Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections: These resources are focused on the local history of Birmingham and the surrounding area. This repository holds images and information about the famous Gee's Bend quilters from Wilcox County, Alabama.

      University of Alabama Digital Collections: Gain access to this institution's digital collections including yearbooks, the Civil War diary of George S. Smith, and more - all available online. While the list shown on this page is fairly straightforward, you might want to visit the university's special collections page for more collections such as the C.S.S. Alabama collection. Not all information on this latter page is available online, however.

       

       

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      **USEFUL LINKS

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      ** Alabama History Community Calendar

      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/adahcalendar.html

       

      **Traditional Cultural Events in Alabama

      http://www.alabamafolklife.org/folkevents.html

       

      **Literary Events in Alabama [via Alabama Writers Forum]

      http://www.writersforum.org/calendar/default.aspx

       

      **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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