HOWARD, GENE L., 1940-


Businessman. Born– September 29, 1940, Rome, Ga. Parents– Gilbert and Mable (Burkhalter) Howard. Married– Sue Crow, October 1961. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1977; graduate school of the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, 1965-92.


Gene L. Howard, Wellington, Ala.


Death at Cross Plains. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1984.

History of the Rubber Workers in Gadsden, Alabama, 1933-1983.  Gadsden:  URW Local 12, 1983.

Patterson for Alabama:  The Life and Career of John Patterson.  University of Alabama Press, 2008.

Pleasant Gap: An Old Place and a New Experience.  Essence Publishing Company, 2004.






Attorney, congressman, entrepreneur, writer.  Born– December 12, 1862, Rome, Ga. Parents–Stephen Oliver and Martha Ann Maddry Howard.  Married– Sarah “Sallie” Lankford, December 2, 1883. Children–three. Married–Stella Vivian Harper, November 9, 1926. Little formal education; largely self-taught. Admitted to the bar, 1881, and practiced law in Fort Payne; prosecuting attorney, Dekalb County, four years; city attorney, Fort Payne, two terms; chairman, Dekalb County Democratic Executive Committee; elected as a populist to the U.S. Congress from Alabama’s 7th District and served 1895-1897. Moved to California in 1918; worked for a time in the silent film industry.  Produced and starred in a film based on his novel The Bishop of the Ozarks.  Travelled through Europe in the 1920′s and wrote a column “Vagabond Sketches” for the Birmingham News. Engaged in several business and philanthropic projects, including the “Master Schools” for mountain children and the “Scenic Highway” from Gadsden to Chattanooga.  Died December 28, 1937.


Marquis who’s who online; Encyclopedia of Alabama


The American Plutocracy. New York; Holland Pub. Co., 1895.

The Bishop of the Ozarks. Los Angeles; Times Mirror Press, 1920.

Fascism, a Challenge to Democracy. New York; Fleming H. Revell Co., 1928.

If Christ Came to Congress. New York; Howard Pub. Co., 1896.

Peggy Ware. Los Angeles; J. F. Rowny Press, 1921.



Historian, archivist, teacher. Born– October 21, 1933, Montgomery. Parents– Milo Barrett and Mary Josepha (Key) Howard. Education– Auburn University, A.B., 1955, M.A. 1960. Served in the U.S. Army 1955-1957; employed by the Alabama State Department of Archives and History 1958-81, director, 1967-81; taught at the University of Alabama, 1964-1968 and at Auburn University, 1968. Published articles in historical journals. Board of directors, Governor’s Mansion Advisory Board, Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame, Alabama Military Hall of Fame, and others; historiographer of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, 1969-1975. Honors– honorary D.H.L., Livingston University, 1978; Distinguished Service Award, Montgomery Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1967; Alabama Academy of Honor, 1971.  Died November 3, 1981.


Who’s Who in America, 1982; Grove’s Library of Alabama Lives; Alabama Academy of Honor website


The Minutes, Journals and Acts of the General Assembly of British West Florida. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1978.


Memoire Justificatif of the Chevalier Montant de Monberaut. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1965.



Naturalist. Born– May 3, 1872, Lake Grove, N.Y. Parents– Elbert Richard and Anne Judson (Holmes) Howell. Married– Grace Bowen Johnson, June 20, 1900. Children– Three. Education– Public schools in Brooklyn, New York. Worked as a clerk and secretary, 1889-1895. Hired as a Biologist, Division of Economic Ornithology and Mammology, U.S. Biological Survey of the Department of Agriculture, 1895; moved up through the ranks to the position of Senior Biologist, Division of Wildlife Research, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, where he was still serving at the time of his death in 1940. Led explorations in Texas and New Mexico, 1903; Texas & Louisiana, 1905-1907; Georgia & Tennessee, 1908; Alabama, 1910-1916; Florida, 1918-1939; Georgia, 1927-1933; North Carolina, 1928-1930. Author of approximately eighty major scientific papers.  Fellow of the American Ornithological Union; member of several other scientific organizations. Died July 10, 1940.


Marquis who’s who online; Viola Schantz, “In Memoriam: Arthur H. Howell,” The Auk, LXXX, (1940), 290-294.


Biological Survey of Alabama. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1921.

Birds of Alabama. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1924.

Birds of Arkansas. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1911.

Birds That Eat the Cotton Boll Weevil. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1906.

Destruction of the Cotton Boll Weevil by Birds in Winter. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1908.

Florida Bird Life. New York; Coward-McCann, 1932.

The Relation of Birds to the Cotton Boll Weevil. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1907.


A collection of the papers of Arthur Holmes Howell is held by the Archives of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.



Psychologist. Born– September 7, 1949, Birmingham. Parents– Joseph Benton and Louise (Butterworth) Howell. Married– Lark Dill, August 16, 1975. Children–two.  Education– Samford University, B.A., 1971; Yale University, M.A. in Religion, 1974; University of Virginia, Ph.D., 1979. Internship in Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Practicing Psychologist in Anniston, 1979-. Presents lectures and workshops. Founded the Institute for Conscious Being, 2012.


Joseph B. Howell, Anniston.


Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway.  Balboa Press, 2012.


Physician Stress; a Handbook for Coping. Baltimore; University Park Press, 1984.



Media executive; political party leader; state legislator.  Born– February 11, 1962, Hartwell, Ga.  Married–Susan Sorrells.  Children–two. Education– University of Georgia, B.A. in journalism, 1983.  Assistant Sports Information Director, Auburn University, 1983-1990;  head of Auburn’s radio and television sports network, 1990-94; formed Auburn Network, Inc., media and marketing company, 1994.  Elected to Alabama House of Representatives from the 79th District, 1998; served as House minority leader, 2005-2010. Elected speaker of the House, 2010.  Chairman of Alabama Republican Party, 2007-2010; led Campaign 2010, highly successful Republican fundraising effort. Removed from office, 2016, on conviction of ethics violations; sentenced to four years in prison.  Remains free while case is on appeal (summer 2018).


Mike Hubbard website


Storming the State House.  NewSouth Books, 2012.



Historian, university professor of history. Born– October 5, 1918, Winfield. Parents– James A. and Rachel (Smith) Hubbard. Married– Ruth Ann Perry, August 31, 1947. Education– Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1948, Ph.D., 1955; Peabody College, M.A., 1949. Served in the U.S. Army, 1941-1946, captured on Bataan by the Japanese and was a prisoner of war for three and one half years. Teacher, Tennessee high schools, 1949-1951, Austin Peay State University, 1955-88; chairman of the history department, 1979-88. Member; Tennessee, Southern, and American Historical Associations, and the Organization of American Historians. Contributed to various history journals. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement from Austin Peay in 1988.  The Preston Hubbard Scholarship in History at APSU is named in his honor. Died February 17, 2016.


Directory of American Scholars, 1982; Contemporary Authors online


Apocalypse Undone:  My Survival of Japanese Imprisonment during World War II.  Nashville:  Vanderbilt University Press, 1990.

Origins of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Nashville; Vanderbilt University Press, 1961.


The papers of Preston John Hubbard are held by the Montgomery County Library, Clarksville, Tennessee.



Attorney, congressman. Born– November 11, 1869, Wilson County, Tenn. Parents– Joseph Franklin and Nancy (Sherrill) Huddleston. Married– Bertha Baxley, November 29, 1917. Children– Five. Education– Cumberland University, L.L.B., 1891. Practiced law in Birmingham, 1891-1913; served as private in Co. K, 1st Alabama Regiment during the Spanish American War; alderman in Birmingham, 1910; U.S. Congressman, 1915-1937.  Advocated generally progressive policies: supported the home building bill that was the predecessor of the Federal Home Loan Act; sponsored a public works bill embodying the principles of the Public Works Act of 1933; sponsored a bill for the relief of destitute citizens. First commander of the Alabama Veterans of the Spanish American War, 1899-1900. Authored poems appearing in several newspapers and periodicals. Birmingham-Southern College established the George and Bertha Huddleston Scholarship in his honor. Died February 29, 1960.


Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography, National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 50; Marquis who’s who online.


Huddleston Family Tables. Concord, N.H.; Rumford Press, 1933.

Random Verses. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1952.


Index to the Official Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of 1901, State of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Bureau of Legal Research and Service, School of Law, University of Alabama, University of Alabama Press, 1948.


Poet; university professor.  Born–April 22, 1951, Kileen, Texas (grew up in Alabama). Married– Erin McGraw.  Education– Huntingdon College, B.A., 1974;  University of Alabama, M.A., 1976; M.F.A. University of Iowa, 1983. Additional study at University of Syracuse, 1976-78. Teacher at Carver Elementary School, Montgomery, 1973-74; instructor in composition, Auburn University at Montgomery, 1978-81;  at Baylor University, 1984-85; University of Cincinnati, 1985-  ; Humanities Distinguished Professor of English, Ohio State University.  Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry, Stanford University; Alfred Hodder Fellow at Princeton, 1989-1990. Received many awards for his writing, including the Academy of American Poets Award, 1984; Alabama Library Association Award, 1987; Witter Bynner Foundation Prize for Poetry, 1988; Frederick Bock Award, 1997, and others. Taft Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, University of Cincinnati, 1994.


Contemporary authors online.


After the Lost War:  A Narrative. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988.

American Rendering:  New and Selected Poems.  Boston:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.

Babylon in a Jar. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.

A Clown at Midnight. Boston:  Mariner Books:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

Diary of a Poem.  Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan Press, 2011.

Ecstatic in the Poison:New Poems.  Woodstock:  Overlook Press, 2003.

The Glass Anvil. Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan Press, 1997.

The Glass Hammer:  A Southern Childhood.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994.

The Joker:  A Memoir. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2013.

The Never-Ending:  New Poems.  Boston:  Houghton Mifflin, 1991.

Saints and Strangers. Boston:  Houghton Mifflin, 1985.


Shut Up, You’re Fine! Poems for Very, Very Bad Children.  Woodstock: Overlook Press, 2009.


James Agee: Selected Poems.  New York: Library of America, 2008.


The Waltz He was Born For:  Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press, 2002.



Businessman. Born– June 7, 1958, Montgomery. Parents– Richard F. and Katherine (Frazer) Hudson. Married– Marcia Melton, May 11, 1985. Education– University of Alabama, B.F.A., 1983; graduate study at Santa Reparata Art School in Florence, Italy, 1983. Owner, Pegasus Motor Co., 1984-1987, Jack Ingram Motors 1987-; editor, Performance Market Monthly Newsletter, contributor to Sports Illustrated.


Adams Hudson, Montgomery.


How to Buy or Sell a Car by Long Distance. Osceola, Wis.; Motorbooks International, 1987.


Writer; educator.  Born 1953.  Children–one.  Education–University of South Alabama.  English and literature teacher and guidance counselor with the Fairhope, Alabama public schools.  Began writing as a college undergraduate;  left writing for several years to work as a teacher but returned to it twenty-five years later.  Published short stories in Penthouse, New Writers, Eastern Shore Quarterly, and Southern Bard.  Winner of the first prize in the National Endowment for the Arts international writing contest, 1977; Hackney Literary Award for short fiction; first place, Penthouse magazine international short story contest.


Biographical sketch in Don Noble, ed., Climbing Mt. Cheaha; Emerging Alabama Writers. Livingston Press, 2004.

Contemporary Authors online.


All the Way to Memphis and Other Stories.  Little Rock:  River’s Edge Media, 2014.

In a Temple of Trees.  San Francisco; MacAdam/Cage Publishing Co. , 2003.

In the Dark of the Moon.  MacAdam/Cage, 2005.

Opposable Thumbs.  Livingston Press at the University of West Alabama, 2001.


Christmas Stories from the South’s Best Writers.  Gretna:  Pelican Publishing Co., 2008.

William Gay and Suzanne Kingsbury, The Alumni Grille, MacAdam/Cage, 2004.

Stories from the Blue Moon Cafe’, vols. I, II, and III.  MacAdam/Cage, 2002-05.



Civic leader. Born March 7, 1876. Parents– Chambers and Maria Melton (Jordan) McAdory. Married– Eugene LeRoy Huey, October 10, 1899. Children–one. Active in civic activities:  First woman member, Bessemer Board of Education; member, Bessemer Carnegies Library Board; member, Domestic Relations Board of Jefferson County.  Active in fundraising for Liberty Loans and other war work, World War I. Director, Second District, Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs. Bessemer Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Charter member and president for two terms; Alabama Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, member and president two terms.  She was what was called in UDC a “real daughter,” her father having been a Confederate soldier. The Bessemer Chapter of the UDC was named in her honor, the Mattie Marie McAdory Chapter, after her death. Died August 16, 1938.


Owen’s The Story of Alabama, Vol. 5.


History of the Alabama Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Vol. I. Opelika, Ala.; Post Pub. Co., 1937.



Civil engineer. Born– April 21, 1884, Birmingham. Parents– John Marvin and Alice Elizabeth (McWilliams) Huey. Married– Julia Lee Jones, June 20, 1906. Children– One. Education– Howard College, B.S., 1904. Employed as civil engineer for eight years; city engineer, East Lake, 1907-1908; assistant city engineer, Birmingham, 1909-1910; resident engineer, Seaboard Air Line Railroad, two years; fire insurance business thereafter. Elected to the Alabama State Legislature from Jefferson County, 1918.  Died January 26, 1958.


Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography;


Ruhama, the Story of a Church, 1819-1940. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Printing Co., 1946.

HUGHES, EDEN, (Pseudonym)


Butterworth, William Edmund, III



Journalist, novelist. Born– November 13, 1910, Hartselle. Parents– John Bradford and Margaret Lois (Brindley) Huie. Married– Ruth Puckett, October 27, 1934 (died 1973). Married– Martha Hunt Robertson, July 16, 1977. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1930. Served in U.S. Navy, WWII. Employed by the Birmingham Post, 1932-1936; co-founder of magazine Alabama: The News Magazine of the Deep South, 1937;  worked for American Mercury as associate editor, 1941-1943, editor and publisher, 1945-1951;  lecturer and freelance writer, 1951-1986. Covered the Civil Rights Movement in the South.  Awarded Alabama Library Association Award for Best Non-Fiction Book, 1975.  Co-host of television program Longines Chronoscope, similar to the later Meet the Press. Inducted into the University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Science Hall of  Fame. Inducted into Alabama Writers Hall of Fame, 2018.  Died November 20, 1986.


Who’s Who in America online; Contemporary Authors online


The Americanization of Emily. New York; Dutton, 1959.

The Case Against the Admirals. New York; Dutton, 1946.

Can Do! the Story of the Seabees. New York; Dutton, 1944.

Did the F.B.I. Kill Martin Luther King? Nashville; T. Nelson, 1977.

The Execution of Private Slovik. New York; Delacorte, 1954.

The Fight for Air Power. New York; L. B. Fischer, 1942.

From Omaha to Okinawa. New York; Dutton, 1945.

He Slew the Dreamer. New York; Delacorte Press, 1969.

The Hero of Iwo Jima. New York; New American Library, 1960.

The Hiroshima Pilot. New York; Putnam, 1964.

Hotel Mamie Stover. New York; Clarkson N. Potter, 1963.

In the Hours of Night. New York; Delacorte, 1975.

It’s Me O Lord! Nashville; T. Nelson, 1979.

The Klansman. New York; Delacorte, 1967.

Mud on the Stars. New York; L. B. Fischer, 1942.

A New Life to Live. Nashville; T. Nelson, 1977.

The Revolt of Mamie Stover. New York; Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1951.

Ruby McCollum, Woman in the Suwannee Jail. New York; Dutton, 1956.

Seabee Roads to Victory.  Dutton, 1944.

Three Lives for Mississippi. New York; WCC Books, 1965.

Wolf Whistle. New York; New American Library, 1959.


Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama holds a collection of William Bradford Huie materials, and a  collection of William Bradford Huie’s papers is held by the Thompson Library at Ohio State University.



Linguist, poet, university professor. Born– August 24, 1955, Tuscaloosa. Parents– William Washington and Sarah Aduston (Meriwether) Humphries. Married– Ann Wahl Reiger, August 4, 1984. Married– Jeannie Smith, July 1, 1989. Education– Duke University, A.B., 1977, M.A., 1978; Yale University, M.Phil., 1980, Ph.D., 1981; received fellowship from Yale University, 1977-1981. Taught French at Yale, 1982, French and Italian at Louisiana State Univ., 1982-. Member; Modern Language Association; South Atlantic Modern Language Association; Phi Beta Kappa. Contributed to Southern Review, Book Forum, Oxford Literary Review, and others. Honors– Academy of American Poets Prize from Duke University, 1977. Commandeur de l’Ordre des Artes et des Lettres, 2001. LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Award, 1993. Died September 20, 2014.


Contemporary Authors online; Marquis who’s who online; LSU website


Borealis (poems).  University of Minnesota Press, 2002.

Losing the Text; Readings in Literary Desire. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Press, 1986.

Metamorphosis of the Raven: Literary Overdeterminedness in France and the South since Poe. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1985.

The Otherness Within; Gnostic Readings in Marcel Proust, Flannery O’Connor and Francois Villon. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1983.

The Puritan and the Cynic;  The Literary Moralist in America and France. New York; Oxford University Press, 1987.

Reading Emptiness:  Buddhism and Literature.  State University of New York, 1999.

The Red and the Black: The Myth of Celebrity in Stendhal’s Novel. Boston; Twayne Publishers, 1991.


Collected Poems of Edouard Glissant.  University of Minnesota Press, 2005.

Conversations with Reynolds Price. Jackson, Miss.; University Press of Mississippi, 1991.

Southern Literature and Literary Theory.  University of Georgia Press, 1990.

Joint editor:

The Future of Southern Letters.  Oxford University Press, 1996.

Poetics of the Americas:  Race, Founding, and Textuality.  LSU Press, 1997.




Born– September 24, 1850, near Reform, Pickens County. Parents– Ransom Flournoy and Sarah Elizabeth (Hargrove) Hunnicutt. Married– Alice A. Strong, 1882. Children– Five. Education– Southern University, 1869-70. Organized the Ku Klux Klan in Pickens and Hale counties.Lived in Belton, Texas, for many years;  employed by International Harvester and other companies as bookkeeper and collector. Returned to Tuscaloosa in 1914 and served as chief clerk in Tuscaloosa Probate Office for seven years.  Died May 3, 1932.


Reconstruction in West Alabama;


Reconstruction in West Alabama; the Memoirs of John L. Hunnicutt. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1959.

HUNT, ALMA FAY, 1909-2008


Denominational executive; educator; advocate for missions. Born– October 5, 1909, Roanoke, Va. Parents– William Otis and Myrtle (Wertz) Hunt. Education– Longwood College (now Virginia State Teachers College), B.S., 1941; Columbia University, A.M., 1947. Taught in county schools of Roanoke, Va., 1929-1931, principal, 1931-1932; city schools of Roanoke, principal, 1932-1944; William Jewell College, dean of women, 1944-1948. Executive secretary, Woman’s Missionary Union, Southern Baptist Convention, Birmingham, 1948-1974. Volunteer staff member and consultant for women’s work, Baptist Foreign Mission Board, until her death.  Co-founder of North American Baptist Women’s Union, made up of women from fourteen Baptist organizations; Member; Baptist World Alliance (vice-president,1970-75); Southern Baptist Foundation; American Bible Society. Honors– William Jewell College, Honorary D.H.L., 1958. Received many denominational honors; in Alabama, the Hunt Library and Archives at WMU headquarters in Birmingham was set up in her honor. Died June 14, 2008.


Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 3; obituary


Woman’s Missionary Union; History of the Woman’s Missionary Union. Birmingham, Ala.; Woman’s Missionary Union Auxiliary to Southern Baptist Convention, 1964.



Writer. Born– September 7, 1919, Denver, Colo. Parents– Clarence A. and Alice H. (Gillman) Fassett. Married– Douglas Lucas Hunt (died 1952). Married– Earl G. Jensen, June 6, 1955. Education– University of Chicago, Ph.D.; Birmingham Southern College, M.A.; Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Program, Stanford University, M.A. Taught English and Journalism at Alabama College, 1952-1953 and at Stanford 1954-1955. Resided in Europe, 1955-1957. Published stories in Yale Review, Story, McCall’s, and Today’s Woman. Died 1992.


Who’s Who of American Women, 1958.


Family Affair. New York; Harper, 1948.

Joanna Lord. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs, Merrill, 1954.


Stanford Short Stories, 1955.  Stanford University Press, 1955.



Writer; ethnologist; folklorist.  Born January 7, 1891, Notasulga (moved to Eatonville, Florida, with her family as a child).  Parents–John and Lucy Potts Hurston.  Married– Herbert Sheen, 1927; Albert Price III, 1939.  Education:  graduated from Morgan Academy, Baltimore; Howard College, A.A., 1920; Barnard College, B.A., 1928; graduate study at Columbia University (studied  with the anthropologist Franz Boas and fellow students Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead). Collected folklore in the South and the Caribbean (Jamaica, Haiti, Bermuda, Honduras), 1933-39, 1946-48; staff writer, Paramount Studios, 1941; worked at various jobs (college instructor, librarian, as well as menial work).  Founded the school of dramatic arts at Bethune-Cookman College, 1934; taught at North Carolina College for Negroes. Member American Folklore Society; American Anthropological Society; American Ethnological Society, Zeta Phi Beta. Closely associated with writers of the Harlem Renaissance.  Recognized as an important figure in the history of African-American literature; influenced many other writers. Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships, 1936 and 1938; Annisfield Award, 1943; LL. D. from Morgan College, 1939; Bethune-Cookman College Award for Education and Human Relations, 1956. Selected for the first class of the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame, 2015. Died January 28, 1960.


Contemporary Authors online.


Collected Essays. HarperCollins, 1998.

Complete Stories.  HarperCollins, 1994.

Dust Tracks on a Road.  Lippincott, 1942.

Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk Tales from the Gulf States. HarperCollins, 2001.

Folklore, Memoirs, and Other Writings. Library of America, 1995.

The Gilded Six-Bits.  Redpath Press, 1986.

I Love Myself when I Am Laughing.. And then again when I Am Looking Mean and Impressive.  Feminist Press, 1979.

Jonah’s Gourd Vine. Lippincott, 1934.

Moses, Man of the Mountains. Lippincott, 1939.

Mules and Men. Lippincott, 1935.

Novels and Stories. Library of America, 1995.

The Sanctified Church:  The Folklore Writings of Zora Neale Hurston. Turtle Island Foundation, 1983.

Seraph on the Suwanee.  Scribner, 1948.

Six Fools. HarperCollins, 2005.

Spunk:  The Selected Stories of Zora Neale Hurston.  Turtle Island Foundation, 1985.

Sweat. Rutgers University Press, 1997.

Tell My Horse:  Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica.  Lippincott, 1938.

Their Eyes Were Watching God. Lippincott, 1937.

Voodoo Gods: An Inquiry into Native Myths and Magic in Jamaica and Haiti.  Dent, 1939.

Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters. Harper Collins, 2005.


Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life in Three Acts.  HarperPerennial 1931; reprint, 1991.


The papers of Zora Neale Hurston are held by the library at the University of Florida.



Homemaker; writer. Born–October 29, 1911, Tuscaloosa.  Parents–Theodore Henley and Alice Ashley Jack.  Married–
Charles Davis Hurt, November 23, 1933. Children–two. Education–Attended Wesleyan College, Macon; Emory University, B.A., 1932.  Wrote articles for various publications. Member Emory University Board of Visitors; Friends of Emory University Library; Colonial Dames.  Died August 3, 2003.


Alabama Bound; obituary


Alabama Bound–Family Sketches of a Long Line of Storytellers:  The Jacks, Morgans, Wymans, Boyntons, Martins, Hunters, and Dearings.  Copple House Books, 1988.



Music teacher. Born– September 25, 1875, Mobile, Ala. Parents– Alphonse and Sarah (Gaillard) Hurtel. Education– Barton Academy High School; Faelton School of Music, Boston. Taught piano in Mobile. Member of the Alabama Historical Association. Died January 20, 1965.


Grove’s Library of Alabama Lives;


The River Plantation of Thomas and Marianne Gaillard, 1832-1850. Mobile, Ala.; Rankin Press, 1959.


A collection of papers of the Gaillard and Hurtel families is held by the A.S.Williams Collection at the University of Alabama Libraries.

IDE, KNOX, 1902-1994


Lawyer, businessman. Born– June 23, 1902, Ham, Tex. Parents– Abner Sheppard and Anne (Borden) McGee. Adopted at age three by his aunt, Margaret Rosa (Borden) Ide, Jacksonville, Ala. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1923; Harvard University Law School, LL.B., 1926. Married–Sarah Cowan Harris- 1929. Children– One. Married Rissie Miller, April 11, 1957.  Joined Anniston (Ala.) law firm, 1929-1931; New York Law firm, 1931-37. Served as secretary, vice president, and president of American Home Products Corporation; director of Pal Blade Company, American Machine and Foundry Company, International Cigar Machine Company. Helped organize and served as legal counsel to New York Airways, Inc. Died July 5, 1994.




Memoirs of Knox Ide. Anniston, Ala.; Higginbotham, 1986.



Physicist; university professor. Born– November 26, 1913, Ottawa, Kan. Parents–Jonathan and Lettie Young Ikenberry. Married–Janice Turnipseed, 3 June 1953. Education– University of Ottawa, Kansas, B.A., 1936; University of Kansas, M.A., 1938; Louisiana State University, Ph.D., 1950. U. S. Navy, WWII. Taught at Louisiana State University, 1946-1950, and at Auburn University, 1950-1975. Visiting professor at Johns Hopkins, 1975-79. Published extensively in scholarly journals; lectured at many universities. Member; American Mathematical Society; American Physics Society; Italian Society of Physics; Society for Natural Philosophy.  Awarded the status of professor emeritus on his retirement at Auburn. Died January 14, 2007.


American Men and Women of Science, 1982.


Quantum Mechanics for Mathematicians and Physicists. New York; Oxford University Press, 1962.



Writer (novels and screenplays). Born– August 22, 1943, Elba. Parents– Louis Frederick and Emma Margaret (Cooper) Inman. Married– Paulette Strong, April 15, 1967. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1965, M.F.A., 1979. Employed by WSFA-TV, Montgomery, 1965-1968; press secretary for Governor Albert Brewer 1968-1970; employed by WBTV, Charlotte, N.C., 1970-1975; worked for the University of Alabama, 1975-1979; for WBTV, 1979-1996. Free-lance writer after 1996. Author of plays and filmscripts as well as novels.Member Authors Guild; Writers Guild; Dramatists Guild; PEN American Center; North Carolina Writers Forum. Honors– Outstanding Alumnus of the Department of Broadcast and Film Communication, University of Alabama; first prize for fiction, Birmingham Festival of Arts; three-time winner of Outstanding Fiction Award from Alabama Library Association;  various awards for television journalism.


Robert Inman, Charlotte, North Carolina; contemporary authors online


The Christmas Bus.  Charlotte, NC:  Novello Festival Press, 2006.

Captain Saturday.  Little, Brown, 2002.

Dairy Queen Days.  New York:  Little, Brown, 1997.

The Governor’s Lady.  John F. Blair, Publisher, 2012.

Home Fires Burning. Boston; Little Brown, 1987.

My Friend Delbert Earle and Other Notes in Closing; Television Essays. Charlotte; Hometown Press, 1989.

A Note in Closing. Charlotte, North Carolina; Hometown Press, 1985.

Old Dogs and Children.  Boston:  Little, Brown, 1991.


No Hiding Place:  Uncovering the Legacy of Charlotte-Area Writers:  An Anthology.  Asheboro, NC: Down Home Press, 1999.

IRWIN, J. DAVID, 1939-


Engineer, university professor and administrator.  Born– August 9, 1939, Minneapolis, Minn. Parents–Arthur Fowle Irwin and Virginia Marie Iverson Irwin. Married–Edie Irwin. Education– Auburn University, B.E.E., 1961; University of Tennessee, M.S., 1962, Ph.D., 1967. Employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1967-1969; taught at Auburn University, 1969-2015, serving as chairman, Department of Electrical Engineering for 36 years. Member; American Society for Engineering Education; Alabama and National Society of Professional Engineers; IEEE Computer Society; Southeastern and National Association of Electrical Engineering; executive committee of the Southeastern Center for Electrical Engineering Education; education editor of Computer; editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics; fellow of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers; received the IEEE Centennial Medal, 1984. Retired in 2015 as Professor and Department Head Emeritus at Auburn. Received the Richard M. Emberson Award from IEEE in 2000, for distinguished service to the organization; Auburn University Distinguished Engineer, 1992; Auburn Presidential Award for Excellence, 2007. Honorary Professor, Chinese Academy of Science, 2004.


J. David Irwin, Auburn, Ala.


Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis. New York; Macmillan, 1984.

Digital Logic: Circuit Analysis and Design. Prentice Hall, 1995.

Embedded Microcontroller Interfacing for M-CORE Systems. Academic Press, 2000.

Essentials of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prentice-Hall, 2004.

Fundamentals of Industrial Electronics.  Boca Raton, CRC Press, 2011.

Industrial Noise and Vibration Control. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1979.

An Introduction to Computer Logic. Englewood Cliff, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1974.

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