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Exhibitions at The W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library
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Current exhibitions are on display in the lobby of the  W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall. Admittance is free and open to the public.  The Hoole Library is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm with Thursday evening hours until 9 pm.

 

More information? Contact us at 205.348.0500 or at archives@bama.ua.edu

 

CURRENT EXHIBITS IN THE LOBBY OF THE W.S. HOOLE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY, MARY HARMON BRYANT HALL 2ND FLOOR

 

Hear Hare Here - Hairdos and Hair Don'ts from the Hoole Library Sound Recording Collections

Hear Hair Here - Hairdos and Hair Don'ts from the Hoole Library's Sound Recording Collections

Hair in all shapes and sizes grace the album covers selected from the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library's sound recording collections. The Hoole Library holds a vast collection of sound recordings from all genres including Opera, Classical, Country, Gospel, Rock, and Popular music.  Hoole Library lobby - Fall 2007. They must be seen to be believed!  [pdf of Hear Hair Here flier]

 

Defining Styles!

There’s no mistaking these looks – the typical hairstyles that are clearly of an era, or those hairstyles that transcend time and place. The 1950s gave us crew cuts and that June Cleaver perky and perfectly coiffed look. The 1960s were ushered in with D.A.’s and pompadours and ended with “anything goes” – in fact, your hairstyle in the late 1960s spoke volumes of your political beliefs and stance on the war in Vietnam.

The early 1970s were a time when the anything goes look spread to the general public, where shaggy and longer became de rigeur on even the most straight-laced people. The 70s brought the Afro to incredible new heights and gave us the ultra feathered look of the disco era for both men and women. The 1980s bring to mind heavy metal “hair bands”, mullets, new wave spikes and asymmetry, and let’s not forget the perm showcased here on Barbara Streisand.

Looking at these records, it’s hard not to immediately recognize when they were made, based solely on the looks of the artists on the covers.

 

Dickens FiguresExhibit Mashup No. 1: Great Expectations: Dickens meets Goetzel meets the WPA. 

A collection of Dickens characters figurines used as teaching tools in the 1930s on, these figurines were created as part of the WPA-funded project, the Alabama Visual Education Program.

The Alabama Visual Education Project came out of cooperation between The State Department of Education and the Visual Education Project of the Work Projects Administration. It provided a way for public schools in Alabama to purchase high quality visual aids for education purposes at a low cost. Some of these items are now housed in the Hoole Special Collections Library, including a catalog from 1940 listing items which were available fCoveror purchase by Alabama public schools. Also included in the collection are the instructional books Flags, Seals, and Coat of Arms of Alabama published in 1939 and History of Western Costume: prehistoric through nineteenth century, published in the 1930’s and featuring 114 full color plates with detailed descriptions.

We have chosen to exhibit this set of beautifully carved and painted wooden figures depicting characters from Charles Dickens novels. It is understood that decades ago, this set was used for teaching/visual aids by UA's English Department. Also created was a set of Shakespeare figures and Chaucer figures, but only two of the other figures are part of the Hoole Collections. These tiny figures taken from Charles Dickens' novels and the hand-made wooden storage boxes are compelling and unique items to behold. The Hoole Library also holds a scale model of Shakespeare's Globe Theater, which was created as part of this project. This exhibit features just the Dickens characters, as well as some of Dickens' works housed at the Hoole Library, as well as images from these books -- of course featuring his compelling and classic Victorian morality tale, A Christmas Carol.

The most important volume from our collections exhibited is an 1863 edition of Great Expectations printed by Goetzel in Mobile in 1863. This confederate imprint, though rebound at some point long ago in a library binding is an important piece of Alabama history. Please stop by and see this unique convergence of Victorian London, Confederate-era Mobile, and Depression-era Tuscaloosa. This exhibit was developed largely by Amy Allen, SLIS graduate assistant, working with Jessica Lacher-Feldman.

Helen Keller Inscribed items

Inscribed items by Alabama native Helen Keller: A Gift of Betsy Plank, 2007

A small exhibit is now on display in the lobby of the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library. The items were part of a gift to The University of Alabama Libraries by Betsy Plank, UA alumna and pioneer in the field of Public Relations. These items are all inscribed by Alabama native, Helen Keller (1880 -1968), a longtime friend of Ms. Plank’s family.

The photograph and the book Midstream are inscribed to her aunt Adeline by Ms. Keller, her teacher Anne Sullivan, and Ms. Keller’s companion, Polly Thompson. The book, Helen Keller’s Journal is inscribed to Bettye Hood Plank, Ms. Plank’s mother.

Helen Adams Keller was an author, activist and lecturer and is known internationally for her courage and triumph over adversity. Her story was made famous through dramatic productions of the Miracle Worker, both on the stage and screen.

At the age of 24, Keller graduated magna cum laude from Radcliffe College, making her the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor’s Degree. She went on to author numerous works, and to speak and advocate for numerous causes the world over. A prolific author, she was well traveled, and was outspoken in her opposition to war. She campaigned for women's suffrage, workers' rights and socialism, as well as many other progressive causes.

Fellow Alabamian Betsy Plank graduated from The University of Alabama in 1944 and went on to a stellar career in public relations, eventually becoming known as “public relations’ first lady” and garnering numerous awards. In 2004, the UA Board of Trustees adopted a resolution establishing the Betsy Plank Center for Public Relations Studies to promote “effective and ethical representation of institutions, organizations, ideas and individuals.” As donor for the Center and to University Libraries, Ms. Plank has demonstrated her continued dedication to the University, its students and society.

Photograph featured here of these materials by Zach Riggins, UA Photography.

 

CURRENTLY ON EXHIBIT IN GORGAS LIBRARY:

 

They Came...They Saw...They Reported

Masthead from the Graphic

They Came...They Saw...They Reported

Photographs by Camille Elebash for The Graphic

This exhibit features images of the press coverage of George Wallace's "Stand" in June of 1963. Documenting what was considered at the time to be the most powerful press corps ever assembled to cover an event, Elebash spent time with the reporters as a reporter and photographer, covering the event for her weekly Tuscaloosa newspaper The Graphic.  In conjunction with Hank Klibanoff's recieving the 2008 Cason Award.

 

 

 

 




PAST EXHIBITIONS AT THE W.S. HOOLE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY AND
SELECTED EXHIBITS IN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIESClinging to Mammy by Micki McElya

For more information on any current or past exhibit contact archives@bama.ua.edu

 

 

Clinging to Mammy: The Faithful Slave in Twentieth-Century America

“The myth of the faithful slave lingers because so many white Americans have wished to live in a world in which African Americans are not angry over past and present injustices, a world in which the injustices themselves—of slavery, Jim Crow, and ongoing structural racism—seem not to exist at all. The mammy figure affirmed their wishes. The narrative of the faithful slave is deeply rooted in the American racial imagination. It is a story of our national past and political future that blurs the lines between myth and memory, guilt and justice, stereotype and individuality, commodity and humanity.” 

This exhibit, curated by Portia Barker, intern at the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library and graduate student in American Studies, highlights key points from Dr. Micki McElya's, Assistant Professor of American Studies at The University of Alabama. Using rare materials from the Hoole Library to emphasize McElya's profound writing and research, it provokes thought and discussion on the issue of race, gender, and humanity.

 

 

The Art of Books - Detail of Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn

The Art of Books

The Art of Books: Publishers' Bindings and the Artistic Styles and Movements Represented and Reflected, 1815-1930

Exhibit opens March 2007

 

Drawing from the Publishers' Bindings Online project, this exhibit features books and detail images from some of the major artistic styles of the 19th and early 20th century such as Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Poster Style, and Japonisme.  Held in part in honor of the 2007 Sakura Festival W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

 

 

 

 

Detail from first editon of To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird

Exhibit in conjuction with University Honors To Kill a Mockingbird Essay Contest

An exhibit of photographs, books, and other materials relating to Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, including rare editions, foreign editions, and information about the book and film and its impact on American culture. W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall


 

They Came...They Saw...They Reported

Masthead from the Graphic

They Came...They Saw...They Reported

Photographs by Camille Elebash for The Graphic

This exhibit features images of the press coverage of George Wallace's "Stand" in June of 1963. Documenting what was considered at the time to be the most powerful press corps ever assembled to cover an event, Elebash spent time with the reporters as a reporter and photographer, covering the event for her weekly Tuscaloosa newspaper The Graphic.  In conjunction with The Race Beat Lecture with Hank Klibanoff.  W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

 

 

 

 

Endsheets from: Ade, George. The Old-Time Saloon: Not Wet - Not Dry, Just History. New York: Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, 1931.

Selections from the Jeanne N. and Joseph M. Smith Collection on Alcohol and Addiction Studies

Exhibit opens February 12, 2007

Selected items from this new collection, which will be unveiled with a press conference and reception on February 23, 2007 .

The Smith Collection consists of several hundred volumes, published between the late eighteenth century to the present that document facets of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the United States.  Holdings represent such historical phenomena as the Temperance Movement (especially the role of the Washingtonian Society during the 1840s), Prohibition, and the rise of the modern Recovery Movement (especially the origins of Alcoholics Anonymous). W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

 

 

 

 

Paul Bryant and family, reading

 

Winning with Books:

Selections from the Personal Library of Paul W. Bryant

Exhibit created by Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Virginia Allison, Mary-Keeley McAllister, and Katie Thompson of the UA Libraries

Special thanks to Ken Gaddy and Taylor Watson of the Paul W. Bryant Museum and Craig Remington from the UA Dept. of Geography & Planning | Books on loan courtesy of the Paul W. Bryant Museum.  Fall 2006, Gorgas Library 1st floor lobby

 

 

 

logoThe Rotunda, The University of Alabama

The exhibition, which opens on UA Founders’ Day, April 12, 2006, includes a broad range of materials from the holdings of the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library that help to document and illuminate The University of Alabama’s history and culture. From its earliest beginnings in 1831 and through several eras, this exhibition will highlight events, activities and traditions at Alabama’s Flagship University and includes little-known facts about the university and those who have helped make it what it is today. W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

 

Faces & Places

Faces and Places: Selected 19th and 20th c. Photographs of African-Americans from the Wade Hall Photographs Collection
In conjunction with The University of Alabama's celebration of African-American Heritage Month. 
February 1- March 17, 2006 W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Love and Duty

 

Love and Duty: Selections from the Gorgas Family Papers and the W.C. Gorgas Papers


In conjunction with book signing and lecture by Dr. Sarah Wiggins, February 13, 2006. 
January 13- March 17, 2006 W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

 

 

Made By Hand: An Exhibition of Handmade Books & Ephemera
An exhibition of artists books and other materials from across the US, in conjunction with the National Book Arts Educators Conference. January 13-February 17, 2006 W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

 

To Kill a Mockingbird. First Edition

To Kill A Mockingbird
An exhibit of books, photographs, and other materials relating to Harper Lee's legendary novel.
January 23-March 17, 2006 W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

 

Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams

Hank Williams Sheet Music from Wade Hall Collection of Southern History and CultureIn conjunction with Paul Hemphill's September 28, 2005 talk and book signing, this exhibition features materials from the Wade Hall Collection of Southern History and Culture at the Hoole Library that highlights the life and legend of Alabama native, Hank Williams. W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

 

 

 

1956 Rammer Jammer cartoon depicting Supe Store of the Future!

Supe Store: The First 100 Years!

In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of UA's Supe Store, this exhibition features UA memorabilia, vintage advertising, and photographs that document the Supe Store and its contribution to UA campus life. See a smiling 'Big Al' and a crimson 'Bama toilet seat, along with photographs of the devastating 1985 Supe Store fire, and much, much more! W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Banned in 'Bama Logo

 

 

Banned in Bama:
An exhibition in conjunction with the Bankhead Historical Symposium for Fall 2005, Censorship, Free Speech and Free Press in the University, held October 13-14, 2005. The exhibit features banned and challenged books, along with examples of banned and controversial materials relating to Alabama, including The Rabbit's Wedding controversy of the 1950s. W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

How About That!: The Life of Mel Allen Selections from the Mel Allen Papers

 Mel Allen book coverAn exhibit of materials from the Mel Allen papers housed at the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, including photographs and memorabilia from probably the most famous sportscaster in American history.

Mel Allen began his sports broadcasting career as a student at the University of Alabama in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He started as the play-by-play announcer for UA football games on Birmingham radio station WBRC in 1933 and by 1937 he was working for CBS in New York. His moniker, "The Voice of the Yankees", was coined during his career with the NY Yankees from 1940-1964. Coining the famous phrases "Going, going, it's gone!" and "How about that!" Mel Allen's voice and name live as legend in American media historyMel Allen material held by Hoole Library.

image of Mel AllenThe exhibit featured materials collected throughout Mel's life which are housed at the Hoole Library. The exhibit is in conjunction with the book signing and lecture on April 27 from 4:30-6:30 pm by Steven Borelli, author of How About That! The Life of Mel Allen (2005, Sports Publishing, LLC). Much of the research for this book was done at the Hoole Library.  W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

 

 

The Antebellum Architecture of Tuscaloosa:Images & Text from the 1929 University of Alabama Thesis by Sydnia Keene Smyth.

An exhibit of images and captions from the 1929 MA thesis by Sydnia Keene Smyth. The thesis features text and image of homephotographs of homes and other structures as they appeared when Ms. Smyth photographed them in 1929. Many of the homes have since been destroyed or restored. The exhibit is held in conjunction with the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society's Heritage Week 2005.  W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

 

Soul Food: Selections from the David Walker Lupton African American Cookbook Collection

Selected titles from the Lupton African American Cookbook Collection were on display in the lobby of the Hoole Library. A second display from this collection was featured on the first floor of the Gorgas Library.  W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Elizabeth I: Ruler and Legend 
April 27 - June 10, 2005

Elizabeth I: Ruler and Legend is a new traveling exhibition for libraries that commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of Queen Elizabeth I of England. This exhibit was on display in the East Reading Room on the second floor of Gorgas Library. 
 

Queen: The Life and Music of Dinah Washington 
February 1-March 25, 2005

The exhibit featured materials from the Hoole Library that reflect the library’s holdings, and Alabama’s rich blues history. Included in the exhibit are materials from the U.S. Post Office in Tuscaloosa, where the first issue of the Dinah Washington postage stamp was released in 1993. Rare photographs of Dinah Washington on loan from Nadine Cohodas were be featured. A small exhibit accompanied booksigning/lecture/concert that was held in the Gorgas Library on March 2, 2005. The University Libraries 2004-2005 Lecture Series is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Lakey Tolbert. W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

An Alabama Songbook: A Celebration 
November 9 – December 24, 2004

An exhibit of materials from the Bryon Arnold Collection housed at the W.S. Hoole Special COllections Library was displayed in conjunction with a lecture and book signing by Dr. Robert Halli, editor of the UA Press’s An Alabama Songbook will speak about his work on this project and will sign copies of his work. Flying Jenny, the Birmingham, Alabama old time string band, performed some of their tunes, along with some from An Alabama Songbook. W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Crimson White: One Hundred and Ten Years in Print 

October 14 - December 24, 2004
The exhibition featured artifacts and facsimiles of some of the most notable front pages in the Crimson White's long and successful 110 years. Included in the exhibition are features that explore the coverage of Civil Rights issues on the University of Alabama campus and across the US, as well as a section that focuses on war through the years.

The exhibition was held in conjunction with the 110th anniversary of the CW - part of the celebrations for homecoming weekend 2004. See http://uanews.ua.edu/anews2004/oct04/cwanniv100704.htm W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

A LEGACY OF WARMTH AND VITALITY: The Mansion, the Presidents, and Their Families at The University of Alabama: An Exhibition of Materials from the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama and materials on loan from descendants of the University of Alabama's past presidents. June-September 2004. Related online exhibition available at http://www.lib.ua.edu/libraries/hoole/digital/presidents/index1.html W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

The Bride Encountered: Six Contemporary Fairy Tales
An MFA thesis exhibition in the book Arts by Elizabeth R. Treadwell. The exhibit featured her thesis project, a series of six contemporary fairy tales bound in three different styles, incorporating various methods and styles. September 2004. W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Book of Good Council: MFA in the Book Arts Thesis Exhibition for Susan Wyssen. An exhibition featuring a new handmade letterpress printed edition of the Hitopadesha, a book of Sanskrit folktales. Event for opening includes Sanskrit reading by Dr. Shaligram Shukla, Professor of Linguistics, Georgetown University. April, 2004. W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Victorian Exotica: Japanese Design Influence in 19th c. Publishers’ Bindings: An exhibition of bindings from the 1850s-1910s that embody Japanese style and influence. Exhibit includes 1st editions by Lafcadio Hearn, as well as cloth bindings with Japanese images. March, 2004.  W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Black Warrior Review: Celebrating Thirty Years: Exhibit in conjunction with a gift of the archives of the Black Warrior Review, a nationally known literary journal published at the University of Alabama. March, 2004.  W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Afro-Blue: Reflections on African-American Music and Literature: Exhibition in conjunction with lecture and signing for Tony Bolden, UA Professor in English. Featured materials from the Hoole Library and from a private collector. Artists/writers represented: Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, John Coltrane, Bessie Smith, and Richard Wright. February, 2004.  W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

¡Mapas de Cuba!: Rare Maps from the 16th –19th century featuring Cuba From The W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library This exhibition feature maps from the 16th-19th centuries, many from the Warner Map Collection at the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library. The exhibition is in conjunction with Cuba Week at the University of Alabama. November 14 - December 23, 2003. W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

WANTED!: 19th and 20th Century True Crime from the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library:Exhibition features wanted posters, books, and artifacts from the Hoole Library and on loan from a private collection. In conjunction with film screening and lecture for The Phenix City Story (1955), sponsored by the Hoole Library, October 22, 2003 at the Bama Theater. Fall, 2003. W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

The Phenix City Story:Lecture, Film, Reception and Signing: Opening comments by Jessica Lacher-Feldman, lectures by author Alan Grady and film scholar Jeremy Butler on the Albert Patterson assassination and the film noir genre. October, 2004.

Opening Doors: From Both Sides of the Threshold, Segregation, Civil Rights, and Beyond at The University of Alabama: An exhibition featuring manuscript materials, photographs, and published materials held in conjunction with the Opening Doors celebration at the University of Alabama. June-September, 2003.  W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Opening Doors: Pioneers in Pictures:Exhibition displayed offsite in conjunction with University-wide Opening Doors celebration, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the integration of the University of Alabama. June, 2003.

Alabama Kozo: The Art and Science of Japanese Papermaking:Exhibit with Leigh Holden, expert on Asian papers and papermaking. Coordinated lecture and reception in conjunction with exhibition. March-May, 2003.

Angela Davis: Portrait of A Revolutionary: An exhibition of ephemera and published materials on Alabama native Angela Davis. February, 2003 W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

The Rabbits’ Wedding Controversy: An exhibit on the children’s book, The Rabbits’ Wedding and its role in bringing Alabama and segregation to international attention in 1959. February, 2003.  W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird: Exhibit of several editions of Mockingbird, along with photos and materials from Lee’s time as a student at the University of Alabama. January, 2003.

Mark Twain, Travel Books, and Tourism:An exhibit featuring first and early editions of Twain’s travel writings, along with digital surrogates of engravings, and interesting features, and a narrative regarding travel writing in the 19th century. November-December, 2002. W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood: Coordinated lecture and screening at the historic Bama Theater, featuring talks on Capote and his Alabama ties including Harper Lee (J. Lacher-Feldman); Monsters in American Literature (Dr. Fred Whiting, English Dept., UA); and Perspectives from Death Row (Dr. Stan Brodsky, Psychology Dept., UA). Exhibit in Special Collections featured several editions of Capote’s In Cold Blood, and photographs relating to the actual events, as well as the book, and the film. October, 2002 W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Music Goes to the Movies: Sheet Music and Film from the Wade Hall Collection of Southern History and Culture:Exhibit curated with Daniel Goldmark, a faculty member from the University of Alabama's School of Music. Fall 2002. W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

PRESS WORK Paul Moxon MFA Thesis Exhibit in the Book Arts:Exhibit featured broadsides, fine press books, trade book design, and background materials for MFA thesis project, a fine press book of poetry by Romanian poet Nina Cassian. Spring, 2002. W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

George Stabuck: Visible Ink: Exhibit from the George Starbuck Papers and published materials by Starbuck for the release of his posthumous work Visible Ink by the University of Alabama Press, edited by Elizabeth Meese and Kathryn Starbuck. Coordinated reading and reception with Dept. of English, which featured several community members as guest readers. April, 2002. W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Lafcadio Hearn/Koizumi Yakumo at the Hoole Special Collections Library: Part of the 16th Annual Sakura Festival March 1-April 11, 2002. This exhibit featured materials from the Lafcadio Hearn Rare Books Collection. Coordinated all aspects of event and exhibits, including accompanying exhibit of kimonos and Japanese textiles. Project involved several partners including University Museums, College of Human Environmental Science/Clothing & Textiles Division, Japan Cultural Center, Capstone International Programs, and several individuals including a licensed kimono dresser, a Japanese calligrapher, a quilter. The event on April 12 featured a Japanese and English reading of Lafcadio Hearn's adaptation of Baku, the Eater of Dreams, and a lecture by Xavier University Professor Richard Collins, who spoke on Hearn's Southern Decade, 1877-1887. Spring, 2002.  W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Celebrating African American Culture: Selected Photographs, Publications, and Sound Recordings from the Hoole Library: An exhibition of selected materials that reflect African American Culture from the Hoole Library. Exhibit developed to celebrate African-American Heritage Month. The exhibit featured 19th and early 20th century photographs of African-American subjects, small press titles by African-American authors, and African-American music, including sound records, sheet music, and writings on music. Also included were photographs from the Civil Rights era at the University of Alabama, as well as FSA photographs from Gee's Bend Alabama. February, 2002.  W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird: Exhibit and event honoring Harper Lee and Alabama high school students and their participation in a statewide essay contest. January, 2002. W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Poor Pilgrim, Poor Stranger:Remembering Alabama Author William March: An exhibition of materials from the William March (Campbell) Papers, and published materials by the author William March. Exhibit held in conjunction with the screening of the film "the Bad Seed", based on a story written by March. Screening held at the historic Bama Theater in Tuscaloosa, and featured a discussion by University of Alabama English Professor, Dr. Philip Beidler. October-December, 2001.  W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Over There! & Back Again: Patriotic American Sheet Music from the First World War Selections from the Wade Hall Sheet Music Collection:An exhibition of WWI era sheet music from the Wade Hall Collection of Southern History and Culture. This exhibit, co-curated with Daniel Goldmark, a faculty member from the University of Alabama's School of Music held in conjunction with the March exhibition. October – December, 2001. W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall
Online exhibit: [http://www.lib.ua.edu/libraries/hoole/digital/overthere/index.htm]

Tradition and Reverence: Selections from the Gorgas Family Papers, and the William Crawford Gorgas Papers: An exhibition featuring materials from the Gorgas Family Papers and the papers of William Crawford Gorgas, including artifacts, personal papers, diaries, drawings, and clothing. Exhibition held in conjunction with a weekend of activities for the Gorgas family descendants at the University of Alabama. Opening reception held in conjunction with the exhibition. June-October, 2001. 

W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Coat of Many Colors: A Tapestry of Alabama Artists:An exhibition in conjunction with the Alabama Public Television documentary of the same title. Reception and high-definition screening of the documentary accompanied the opening of the exhibition. Artifacts to compliment the materials from the Hoole Collections were on loan from the UA Department of Music, University Museums, the Clothing and Textile Collection, and several private individuals. Spring, 2001.  W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Piano Lessons and Other Recollections: An exhibition of the work of Book Arts MFA candidate Suzanne Gray, including her collaborative work with storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham. Also included other works by Gray, and materials by Windham from the Hoole Library’s Alabama Collection. Reception with Mrs. Windham as guest of honor accompanied the opening of the exhibition. Fall, 2000. W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Life at the University of Alabama: A Retrospective 1831-2000: The exhibition reflected student life and activity from its first years as a military school; through its metamorphosis to a co-ed university in the late 19th century; to the ethic diversity of the 1920s; the campus as a air force training facility during World War II; the 1950s; as well as the Civil Rights Era, and the University of Alabama today. Summer-Fall, 2000. W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library | 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall