UA’s Hoole Library Helping Preserve Stillman College History
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama Libraries is helping the Stillman College Library protect some of its most treasured documents, using digitization equipment housed at the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library.
A rare day book and some original sermons by the Rev. Dr. Charles Allen Stillman, founder of Stillman College, were digitized. These handwritten documents are some of the oldest materials held by Stillman College and are important touchstones of the college’s founding days. By creating high-resolution digital surrogates of these rare materials, researchers can have access to exact copies of the materials, while protecting the delicate originals for posterity.
Dr. Louis A. Pitschmann, dean of UA Libraries, and Clark E. Center Jr., curator of the Hoole Library, will return the original materials to Robert Heath, dean of the Stillman College Library, along with the digital copies in a brief ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 11 a.m., in the lobby of the Hoole Library located on the second floor of Mary Harmon Bryant Hall on the UA campus.
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