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University of Alabama Rotunda excavation materials

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1211

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials relating to the 1984 excavation of the Rotunda, the building which originally housed the University of Alabama library, natural history collection, and assembly room. It was destroyed by United States Army forces on 4 April 1865. Included are newspaper clippings, memoranda, notes on the history of the campus, placement of buildings, surface surveys, and photographs, as well as material on the Pratt house and Madison and Jefferson Halls.

Dates

  • circa 1984

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains materials relating to the 1984 excavation of the Rotunda, the building which originally housed the University of Alabama library, natural history collection, and assembly room. It was destroyed by United States Army forces on 4 April 1865. Included are newspaper clippings, memoranda, notes on the history of the campus, placement of buildings, surface surveys, and photographs, as well as material on the Pratt house and Madison and Jefferson Halls.

Provenance

Unknown

General

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Title
Guide to the University of Alabama Rotunda excavation materials
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500