“< a href="http://www.alabamamosaic.org/">AlabamaMosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama’s history, culture, places, and people. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from Alabama’s archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories electronically accessible to Alabama residents and to students, researchers, and the general public in other states and countries. AlabamaMosaic was initiated under a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and is now administered by the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL).
AlabamaMosaic contains digitized materials from libraries and archives. It includes digitized photographs, letters, manuscripts, postcards, books, maps, and slides, as well as digital files of audio recordings. Go to Browse Collections on AlabamaMosaic, click on the name of a contributor to see the collections and the kinds of materials that have been included.
It is free to use photos from AlabamaMosaic. AlabamaMosaic is available for educational and research use at no cost. Anyone can use the content for instruction and personal research. However, there may be a charge to obtain high-resolution versions of the materials in AlabamaMosaic. Contact the contributing institution for information on reproduction fees.
The following collections are available for searching:
Alabama Cultural Resources Survey
Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH)
Alabama Folklife Association
Alabama Historical Assocation
The Alabama School of Fine Arts
Auburn University at Montgomery
B.B. Comer Memorial Public Library
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Birmingham Public Library
City of Vina
Fairhope Public Library
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library (FLPL)
Gadsden Public Library
Historic Mobile Preservation Society
Huntsville-Madison County Public Library
Jacksonville State University Library
Marietta Johnson Museum
Northeast Alabama Community College
Samford University Library
H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College
Troy University Library
University of Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of North Alabama
University of South Alabama, McCall Library
University of West Alabama, Julia Tutwiler Library
United States Sports Academy
The Wiregrass Archives at Troy University – Dothan Campus
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