July 11, 2019
By Dr. Marty Olliff
Dr. Marty Olliff examines low-income housing in Dothan in the 1950s in this edition of his monthly column.
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…