Saturday, August 16, 2008

19th Century Pocket Diaries and their Diarists

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.