Tag Archives: Dothan

TROY officially dedicates Coleman Hall in Dothan

September 5, 2019
By Greg Phillips

Troy University officially dedicated the newest facility at its Dothan Campus, Coleman Hall, during a ceremony this morning.

The 14,000-square-foot facility houses the Coleman Center for Early Learning and Family Enrichment, an early learning center that will provide care and learning to children from newborns through 4-year-olds.

The building and the center are named in…

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It Came from the Archives: 20th century Dothan socialite Pauline Burdeshaw

August 28, 2019
By Dr. Marty Olliff

Pauline (neƩ Byrd) Burdeshaw was an anomaly.

In an era when few women traveled far and most did not travel without their husbands, Polly, as she was known to her friends, made multiple trips in North America, South America, and Europe.  Staying in high-end hotels and traveling by luxury steam liners, she met the famous…

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It Came from the Archives: Photos of a Dothan neighborhood, 1958

July 11, 2019
By Dr. Marty Olliff

Archival collections sometimes tell stories beyond those on their face. Archivists talk about collections found in attics or on roadsides, and some collections have had narrow escapes from destruction.

The Bill Church Collection (record group 101) is one of those. A long-time Dothan resident, Mr. Church was chatting with a workman burning debris from a…

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