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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.

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Dothan Campus to host lecture on historic library program

Dr. Aisha Johnson-Jones will deliver the first in the 2020 Spring Lecture Series at the Dothan Campus.

Dr. Aisha Johnson-Jones will deliver the first in the 2020 Spring Lecture Series at the Dothan Campus.

Troy University will play host to a lecture Feb. 18 about a key library program that gave many black Americans access to libraries.

Dr. Aisha Johnson-Jones will deliver the lecture, “The African American Struggle for Library Equality: The Untold Story of the Julius Rosenwald Fund Library Program” Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Sony…

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TROY holding career fair at Dothan Campus Feb. 12

The annual career fair fair takes place from 9 a.m. to noon in Malone Hall at the Dothan Campus.

The annual career fair fair takes place from 9 a.m. to noon in Malone Hall at the Dothan Campus.

Troy University Dothan Campus students, upcoming graduates, alumni and the public are encouraged to “Find the Job You’ll Love” by attending the annual 2020 Valentine’s Day Career Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

The Career Fair hours will be 9 a.m. to noon in the Harrison Room in Malone Hall on the Dothan Campus.

“The Career…

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It Came from the Archives: ‘The biggest parade ever staged in Dothan’

Dr. Marty Olliff's monthly dig through the Wiregrass Archives focuses on a major parade held in Dothan during the Great Depression.

Dr. Marty Olliff's monthly dig through the Wiregrass Archives focuses on a major parade held in Dothan during the Great Depression.

The Great Depression had ravaged the United States for years when Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated president on March 4, 1933. His New Deal resulted in passage of 16 landmark bills in the first ever “Hundred Days” that ended on June 16.

On that 100th day, Congress passed the National Industrial Recovery Act, one…

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