An exhibition entitled, 19th Century Pocket Diaries and their Diarists will be presented in the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Exhibition dates: 26th August--19 December, 2008
Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Bridget Elmer, and Larry Lou Foster will speak on the evening of 7 October, 2008 at 6:30 pm.
Speakers will discuss the history/evolution of the structure, technology of producing a pocket diary, and the printed matter inside the diaries, what makes a pocket diary a pocket diary, the bridge between the old diaries and new technology, and the diarists, Mr. William Cooper, Mr. Thomas Hobbs, Mr. W. S. Woodward, and Mr. James Mccleary: 2 men critical to the Southern Cause in the War Between the States, and 2 men critical to the North in the same conflict.
There will be refreshments, and music (from CD) of a local re-enactment band called the 5th Alabama Infantry Regimental Band.