Archival Photographs in the ADAH Collections: FAQs

To celebrate National Photography Month this May, the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) is answering 8 of our most frequently asked questions about photographs in the ADAH collections. Young woman weighing a cake at a curb market in Montgomery, Alabama. 1920-1939 1. Are all the photos in the ADAH collections digitized?Many photos have … Continue reading Archival Photographs in the ADAH Collections: FAQs

From the ADAH Collections: Alabama Historical Commission

The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) periodically adds historically valuable records to its government collections from the Alabama Historical Commission (AHC). In Fiscal Year 2021, the AHC transmitted 94 cubic feet of materials to the ADAH, enriching an already robust collection. These records chronicle the Historical Commission’ work, including contractor files, drawings, photographs, … Continue reading From the ADAH Collections: Alabama Historical Commission

New in the ADAH Collections: Alabama Bicentennial Commission Collection

Alabama Bicentennial Christmas Ornament On Saturday, December 14, 2019, the Capitol's grounds hosted a bicentennial festival. A parade down Dexter Avenue kicked off the festivities. Throughout the entire day, the downtown Montgomery bustled with vendors, reenactments, dance performances, and other entertainments. That afternoon, Governor Ivey held a dedication ceremony of Bicentennial Park, leading into the … Continue reading New in the ADAH Collections: Alabama Bicentennial Commission Collection

A Fowl History in Alabama

Turkeys play a surprisingly interesting part in Alabama's history and traditions. The Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection and Governor Bob Riley Collection highlight a treasure trove of fowl-related history in Alabama. Read on to see some great photos from the collections and learn more about how both wild and domestic turkeys have played a role in Alabamian traditions. Bill … Continue reading A Fowl History in Alabama