Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mardi Gras and Library Closing

The University Library will be closed on Tuesday, February 21, for Mardi Gras.

For information on Mobile's Mardi Gras traditions, see Mobile's Mardi Gras from the Encyclopedia of Alabama and Local Legacies: Mardi Gras in Mobile from the Library of Congress. Always wondered why Mobilians throw moon pies? Check out the Mobile Carnival Museum's FAQ. For the story behind Joe Cain Day, see Joe Cain from the Encyclopedia of Alabama.

For parade schedules, routes, and checklists, see The Mobile Carnival Museum. The Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau also has parade schedules and Mardi Gras information, such as history and terminology.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Tuskegee Airmen

Check out the two displays on the Tuskegee Airmen put together by The University Library and Government Documents.

1st Floor North Tuskegee Airman Display

Gov Docs Tuskegee Airmen Display 2nd Floor South

To complement these displays, Government Documents librarians, Vicki Tate and Paula Webb compiled a LibGuide of resources on the Tuskegee Airmen. It can be found at