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It Came from the Archives: Private Hardy F. Scarborough, 1832-1864

Dr. Marty Olliff looks through the Wiregrass Archives to tell the story of a Civil War veteran.

Dr. Marty Olliff looks through the Wiregrass Archives to tell the story of a Civil War veteran.

The Wiregrass Archives has only one collection directly relating to the U.S. Civil War – the Jerrie Watson Bass Collection, record group 18, donated in 2003.

Ms. Bass was one of her extended family historians.  In addition to allowing us to scan photographs of her male relatives who served in World War 1, World War…

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TROY senior explains fears, solutions amidst coronavirus pandemic

Troy University senior Victoria Cirilli candidly discusses her thoughts, fears and small joys during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Troy University senior Victoria Cirilli candidly discusses her thoughts, fears and small joys during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A global pandemic is not an ideal ending to what is considered the most exciting four years of your life. College students across the country have now been transitioned to online learning for the rest of the spring semester in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Now, those seniors who have loved TROY like…

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A TROY student’s perspective on COVID-19

TROY student Claudia Harris discusses the thoughts, fears and hopes running through her and other students' minds during this pandemic.

TROY student Claudia Harris discusses the thoughts, fears and hopes running through her and other students' minds during this pandemic.

While growing up watching movies like “Outbreak” and “Pandemic,” never once did I think that this would become a reality in my lifetime. The COVID-19 coronavirus has taken the world by storm. Sadly, getting things back to normal may be farther away than we think.

My mother is a kindergarten teacher, so I have…

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It Came from the Archives: The tale of World War 2 newspaper ‘The Dixie’

Dr. Marty Olliff's monthly column examines a World War 2-era military newspaper that can be found in the Wiregrass Archives at TROY's Dothan Campus.

Dr. Marty Olliff's monthly column examines a World War 2-era military newspaper that can be found in the Wiregrass Archives at TROY's Dothan Campus.

In 2015, the Wiregrass Archives received a collection of newspapers published by the 31st “Dixie” Infantry Division beginning with issue 1, dated Jan. 10, 1941, and ending with issue 46, dated Nov. 24, 1941.  Only issue 35 is missing.

A search of library and archival catalogs reveals no other holding of this camp newspaper.

The…

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