Thursday, June 30, 2011

July 2011

I've been in the Archives preserving everything from the program for the 1968 Stadium Dedication to 1980's Football Uniforms and Cheerleading Skirts donated back from Marion Academy. I've put the call out for memorabilia and so many generous alumni and community members have stopped by to share their memories. It's exciting!

The school year starts again in August and throughout July, I'll be in the Archives:

Thursday, 14 July
Thursday, 28 July

I'll be checking my email in the meantime.

Have a wonderful July!
Erin Jones
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

On Sunday, 12 June 2011, Alabama lost one of her great storytellers as Kathryn Tucker Windham died at the age of 93. A detailed description of her influential and amazing life can be found here and here. While I personally never had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Windham, her stories have filled in the gaps of my Alabama life since I moved back here 15 years ago; and she’s become a celebrated part of the MMI Archives. One of my first tasks as a Special Collections Assistant for the Bounds Law Library in Tuscaloosa was to transcribe an interview with her.

So, celebrate Mrs. Windham's contribution to Alabama and the Black Belt by reading a bit of "13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey" or carry on the tradition and share a story of your own.

Images courtesy of the MMI Foundation Archives.

Thank you, Mrs. Windham. You will be missed.

Erin Jones

MMI Archivist

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

June 2011

It's been an exciting month in the Archives with much to preserve and exciting projects in the wings. The Oral History Project is getting on its feet and I'll soon have updated information for it. In the meantime, the Archives will be open the following days in June, 2011

Thursday, 2 June
Tuesday, 14 June
Thursday, 16 June
Tuesday, 21 June
Thursday, 23 June
Tuesday, 28 June
Thursday 30 June

Please feel free to call or email me anytime.
Erin Jones, Archivist
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