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History: Start Here

Welcome to the library guide for history research at the University of Alabama.

Guide Contents

Welcome! This site provides a gateway to library resources for students doing historical research at The University of Alabama. 

Historical research is an adventure, and we hope you find it rewarding and fun.  Please let us know however we can help!




UA History Trivia: The Gorgas Family

The Gorgas Library is named after Amelia Gayle Gorgas. Mrs. Gorgas "was the first female librarian on the campus, and the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library was the first academic building at the University named for a woman."  In its namesake, the Gorgas Library reflects the history of the campus, while its technology and services reflect the New South.

Picture of Amelia Gayle Gorgas from Acumen.