Browse the University of Alabama's digitized archives and special collections materials by subject. Subjects are alphabetized and arranged by letter in separate tabbed pages (above).
It's easy to explore and find what interests you: click on any subject and a new browser window will display a list of items in Acumen.
Acumen is UA Libraries' homegrown digital content repository. You can search there for digital archives directly.
Acumen is keyword anywhere search. Use the dropdown beside the search box to limit your search to a particular format, like photos or audio.
Scout is UA Libraries' discovery interface. A search of Scout automatically includes a search of the digital collections.
To search just for digital archives material, go to the Advanced Search page (linked below the search box) and check the box labeled "Digital Collections Only."
Or if you're already on the search results page, look at the limiter "Content Provider" (panel at the bottom of the lefthand sidebar) and choose "University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections."
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Most of the material in the UA Libraries Digital Collections comes from the W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library and the A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, both part of UA Libraries Division of Special Collections. As of the start of 2017, the repository contains over 137,000 items, including approximately
The digital repository also contains all the Dissertations & Theses written by UA students since 2008, about 2200 total.
During his many travels throughout the United States and Canada, botanist Roland Harper collected railroad timetables as souvenirs of his trips. The railroad timetables date from 1887 to 1962 and many provide maps of the locations.