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  December 2011  
 
A Maritime Commission Christmas party, held at the Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company headquarters in Mobile, December 1946
Attendees of the Maritime Commission Christmas party, held at the Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company headquarters in Mobile, December 1946.
Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company Collection. Negative: ADDSCO-M-113.
USA staff take time out to enjoy Christmas treats, 1990.
Staff working in USA's Frederick P. Whiddon Administration Building take time out of a busy day to enjoy Christmas treats, December 21, 1990.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
 
 
     
  November 2011  
 
The Jensen family
Members of the Jensen family, about 1920. The group may have gathered for the portrait just prior to enjoying a Thanksgiving feast.
Erik Overbey Collection. Negative: Jensen Family.
Peter, Paul, and Mary entertain members of the USA family, 1964
The singing group Peter, Paul, and Mary entertain members of the USA family, 1964.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
 
 
     
  October 2011  
 
An unidentified man sits in a buggy at Arlington Fairgrounds about 1925.
An unidentified man sits in a buggy while holding the reins of his horse. The photo was taken at Arlington Fairgrounds, which was located along Mobile Bay, about 1925.
Erik Overbey Collection. Negative: N-4448.
Members of the Southeners, USA's official host organization, 1988
Members of the Southeners, USA's official host organization, 1988. Do you know the names of any of these individuals? If so, please email us.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
 
 
     
  September 2011  
 
The Rudolph Benz courthouse in Mobile, Alabama
This image shows the courthouse that used to stand at the corner of Government and Royal streets. It was constructed in 1889 and designed by Rudolph Benz. The clock tower was 95-feet tall. Sadly its statuary fell victim to the city's periodic hurricanes. The courthouse was demolished in the 1950s.
Historic America Magazine, May 30, 1890. Negative: C-30,000.
Staff of the Vanguard, USA's student newspaper, circa 1968
Staff of the Vanguard, USA's student newspaper, circa 1968.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
 
 
     
  August 2011  
 
Children stand outside the Boys Industrial School in Mobile, Alabama. The school was run by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. The image was taken in 1925.
Erik Overbey Collection. Negative: N-2553.
	A color guard faces the crowd during a pep rally and press conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of USA's founding
A color guard faces the crowd during a pep rally and press conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of USA's founding.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
 
 
     
  July 2011  
 
An unidentified man displays a number of flags
This unidentified man displays a number of flags, among them the Stars and Stripes and the Union Jack. The scene may have been photographed on a July Fourth some years ago. Also in the image is a banner reading 'Mobile, Ala."
Erik Overbey Collection. Negative: N-4293A.
A crowd greets Lady Bird Johnson upon her arrival in Mobile during her husband's 1964 presidential campaign
A crowd greets Lady Bird Johnson upon her arrival in Mobile during her husband's 1964 presidential campaign. One sign reads "The U.S.A. welcomes Lady Bird Johnson." Also note the "Mobile for Goldwater" sign.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
 
 
     
  June 2011  
 
A young girl with her arm across her father

This beautiful image, presented in honor of Father's Day, shows a young girl with her arm across her father's shoulder and her other hand lightly caressing his face.
Erik Overbey Collection. Negative: Miss M. Jones.

Guy Diehl places a 33 1/3 RPM record on a turntable at the USA student radio station in 1965
Guy Diehl places a 33 1/3 RPM record on a turntable at the USA student radio station in 1965.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
 
 
     
  May 2011  
 
The old city hall/Southern Market in Mobile, Alabama, about 1880
This image shows the old city hall/Southern Market about 1880. At this time this building was both the seat of Mobile's government and the location of one of the city's fresh meat/produce markets. Also shown in this image is the sign for the Gonzales Fish & Oyster Co. The building now houses the History Museum of Mobile.
Courtesy of Serena Edgar Willcox. Negative: C-31,168.
The 1976 graduating class from USA's College of Medicine
The 1976 graduating class from USA's College of Medicine. Note the lone female. At the time, few women sought medical degrees.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
 
 
     
  April 2011  
 
A Mobile & Ohio engine sits at the Whistler, Alabama, roundhouse in the 1880s
A Mobile & Ohio engine sits at the Whistler, Alabama, roundhouse in the 1880s.
Miscellaneous Collections. Negative: C-10,060
A group of 1966 USA students relaxes betweens classes

A group of 1966 USA students relaxes betweens classes. Remember Coke in glass bottles?
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.

 
     
 
 
     
  March 2011  
 
The original Blessed Martin de Porres maternity hospital for African-American women
The original Blessed Martin de Porres maternity hospital for African-American women was a segregated institution within the Roman Catholic Church of Mobile, Alabama. This building was operated from 1941 through 1949.
Erik Overbey Collection. Negative: S-3548
Dr. Aaron "Bill" Williams about 1970
Dr. Aaron "Bill" Williams has been associated with USA since 1967. He is the current director of USA's Coastal Weather Research Center. He is shown here about 1970.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
 
 
     
  February 2011  
 
J. A. Pope, founder of the famed Excelsior Band, around 1890
This photo of J. A. Pope, founder of the famed Excelsior Band, was taken around 1890.
Courtesy of Eoline Scott, granddaughter of J. A. Pope. Negative: C-15,095
USA students gather together after hearing word of the shootings at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1970
USA students gather together after hearing word of the shootings at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1970. The sign on the left reads in part: "Black students murdered in Mississippi! Mobile next?!"
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
 
 
     
  January 2011  
 
A paddle boat heavily damaged by the 1906 hurricane
A paddle boat heavily damaged by the 1906 hurricane.
Erik Overbey Collection. Negative: C-3018.
USA students digging at the Dog River archeology project in 1978
USA students digging at the Dog River archeology project in 1978.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection. Negative: USA-78-1103.
 
     
     
 
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