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It Came from the Archives: A.A. Wiley and the founding of Troy University

In this edition of his column, Dr. Marty Olliff delves into the history of one of the men who helped TROY come into existence.

In this edition of his column, Dr. Marty Olliff delves into the history of one of the men who helped TROY come into existence.

Feb. 26, 2021, marks the 134th anniversary of Troy University’s original predecessor, the State Normal School at Troy.  This didn’t happen with a simple petition, as Troy’s former president Edward Shackelford notes in his 1937 history, The First Fifty Years of the State Teachers College at Troy, Alabama, but with lobbying committees and an enabling…

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Alumnus sheds light on history with film production company

Theo Moore is using his short-film production company to examine the often-overlooked contributions of Black Americans throughout U.S. history.

Theo Moore is using his short-film production company to examine the often-overlooked contributions of Black Americans throughout U.S. history.

Throughout history and in the classroom, the role and contributions of African Americans in textbook history courses can be overlooked. Archives are harder to find, lineage is harder to trace and achievements go unnoticed.

Troy University graduate Theo Moore started his short film production company, Hiztorical Vision Productions, as a solution to this problem.

Moore…

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Professor’s new book features art from TROY colleague

The book by Dr. Allen Jones focuses on a misunderstood medieval figure, Gregory of Tours.

The book by Dr. Allen Jones focuses on a misunderstood medieval figure, Gregory of Tours.

After years of work and decades of research, Dr. Allen Jones has a new book on the shelves that features cover art from a Troy University colleague.

“Death and Afterlife in the Pages of Gregory of Tours” is the second book authored by Jones, Chair of the History and Philosophy Department at TROY, and sheds…

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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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