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Hill Ferguson papers

Identifier: MSS-0511

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, clippings and reports about the University of Alabama collected by this alumnus and trustee of the institution.


  • 1892-1964


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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

Hill Ferguson, son of Fred S. and Laura Burr Ferguson, was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on 6 January 1877. He graduated from the University of Alabama with an A.B. degree in 1896, taking his LL.B. the following year. He was very involved in campus activities and organizations. He married Louise Walker on 15 December 1909; the couple had three children: (1) Hill, Jr.; (2) Frederick; and (3) Virginia.

On leaving college he went into the newspaper business, being connected with the Birmingham Age-Herald form 1897 to 1899. He was a vice-president of Jemison Real Estate and Insurance Co. and served on the University of Alabama's Board of Trustees for forty years, retiring from the board in 1959.


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Correspondence, clippings, and reports about The University of Alabama collected by this alumnus and trustee of the institution.


Gift of Hill Ferguson, 1964


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unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Guide to the Hill Ferguson papers
February 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266