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Sarah Blue collection

Identifier: MSS-0177

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a miscellany of items, most of them relating to the school days and, especially, the 1915 graduation of Sarah, of Union Springs, Alabama, High School. Among these items are several personal cards, presumably from Ms. Blue’s classmates, some of them inscribed with messages to her, a graduation announcement and program, a newspaper clipping reviewing a “graduation comedy” performed by a cast of which Ms. Blue played the leading role, and a keepsake book entitled “My Golden School Days,” most of the inscriptions in which are in a single hand, presumably Ms. Blue’s. The collection also includes three photographic portraits of unidentified individuals, and a letter of reference from Charles M. Cocke of Hollins Institute, Roanoke, Virginia, for Lucy Feagin as a teacher of elocution, dated 3 July 1894.


  • 1894-circa 1915

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Biographical/Historical note

Union Springs, Bullock County, Alabama schoolgirl.


0.08 Linear Feet (1 book; 18 items)

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A collection of items, most of them relative to the 1915 high school graduation of Sarah Blue of Union Springs, Alabama, including a keepsake book, “My Golden School Days.”


Purchased, 1989


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Guide to the Sarah Blue collection
May 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266