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William F. Reekstin Photograph Albums

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4113

Scope and Contents

The collection contains nine photograph albums of William F. Reekstin, a student at the University of Alabama in the early 1930s. The photographs document a variety of campus venues and activities. They include homecoming bonfires on the Quad, dances in the gymnasium, ROTC drills, and football games. One of the albums documents the football team's triumphant trip to the Rose Bowl in 1934. There are also two pictures of Mary Harmon Black who later married Paul "Bear" Bryant.

Most of the albums are not dated and most of the photographs are not identified. Some, however, are identified with either a name or a year or both.

Dates

  • 1933-1935

Creator

Biographical / Historical

William F. Reekstin was born on September 2, 1914, in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He attended the University of Alabama in the mid-1930s. He died on August 10, 1993, in Munsonville, New Hampshire.

Extent

0.8 Linear Feet (9 photograph albums)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Nine photograph albums of William F. Reekstin, a student at the University of Alabama in the early 1930s documenting a variety of campus venues and activities.

Provenance

gift of Dr. Kim Mooney and Greg Walsh, 2015

General

To provide faster access to our materials, this finding aid was published without formal and final review. Email us at archives@ua.edu if you find mistakes or have suggestions to make this finding aid more useful for your research.

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2015

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the William F. Reekstin Photograph Albums
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
June 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