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Remnant Trust exhibit opens at Troy University’s Dothan Campus Library

An exhibit of rare artifacts from The Remnant Trust Collection will be on display at TROY's Dothan Campus Library through the spring semester.

An exhibit of rare artifacts from The Remnant Trust Collection will be on display at TROY's Dothan Campus Library through the spring semester.

An exhibit featuring rare books, manuscripts and artifacts is on display at Troy University’s Dothan Campus library, located in R. Terry Everett Hall, now through spring.  

The exhibit is part of the collection of The Remnant Trust, a public educational foundation that shares an actively growing collection of manuscripts, first editions and early works…

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It Came from the Archives: Bookmobiles provide books to rural folks

Wayne Love, Director of the George S. Houston Memorial Library, ca. 1982, Doug Snellgrove Photographs, RG 099, Wiregrass Archives
 

Sometimes, an item buried in a collection is all a researcher needs to launch a tale.  A pair of ca. 1982 photos of the Houston Memorial Library bookmobile are responsible for today’s post.

Doug Snellgrove Photographs, RG 099, Wiregrass Archives

Bookmobiles are 20th century ways for city-based libraries to serve rural patrons.  Bookmobiles harken back to 1902,…

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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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