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  December 2012  
 
The Reiss Mercantile Company's Christmas parade, circa 1925
The Reiss Mercantile Company held an annual Christmas parade as a promotional event for their toy department. This one, circa 1925, rolls up Government Street past the Government Street Presbyterian Church.
Erik Overbey Collection. Negative: N-4267.
Students celebrate the results of the SGA elections inside the student center, April 24, 1980
Students celebrate the results of the SGA elections inside the student center, April 24, 1980.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
 
 
     
  November 2012  
 
Workers at the Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company pause during the work day to give thanks on Thanksgiving Day, 1943
Workers at the Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company pause during the work day to give thanks on Thanksgiving Day, 1943.
Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company Collection. Negative: ADDSCO-429A.
USA students in front of the Whiddon Administration Building during a political
USA students in front of the Whiddon Administration Building during a political
rally in 1968.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
 
 
     
  October 2012  
 
Trick or Treat! Whether ghost or ghoul, angel or devil, ballerina or racecar driver, we all love to dress up for Halloween—just as these people did 90 years ago.
Erik Overbey Collection. Negative: N-4231A.
Cliff McKay, Linda Larson, Lois Richards, and Gary Ledbetter
On October 20, 2012, USA celebrates homecoming. In this circa 1975 photo, Cliff McKay, Linda Larson, Lois Richards, and Gary Ledbetter do too.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
 
 
     
  August 2012  
 
Student from the Mobile County Training School pose in front of a monument honoring the school's first principal, Isaiah Whitley, in 1937
August is back-to-school month. These children attended the Mobile County Training School, a segregated school for Mobile's African Americans. They posed for this photograph in front of a monument honoring the school's first principal, Isaiah Whitley, in 1937. Most of the children are identified.
Erik Overbey Collection. Negative: N-2602.
Professor James Kennedy, USA's first African American instructor, at the university's 20th anniversary celebration in 1984
Professor James Kennedy, USA's first African American instructor, at the university's 20th anniversary celebration in 1984.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
 
 
     
  July 2012  
 
An unidentified boy rides his tricycle, circa 1925
An unidentified boy rides his tricycle, circa 1925.
Erik Overbey Collection. Negative: N-7056.
The USA mascot, Mischka, April 2, 1988
The USA mascot, Mischka, April 2, 1988.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
 
 
     
  June 2012  
 
Edgar Dees Sr. plays for the crowd at an early 1950s Alabama Deep Sea Fishing tournament

Edgar Dees Sr. plays for the crowd at an early 1950s Alabama Deep Sea Fishing tournament in Dauphin Island, Alabama. Dees' son Andy would later go on to become one of USA's official photographers.
History Museum of Mobile Collection. Negative: MOM-3091.

A USA student wrestler hoists two female students on his shoulders
A USA student wrestler hoists two female students on his shoulders.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
 
 
     
  May 2012  
 
Men launch one of the tubes that make up the Bankhead Tunnel, 1940
Men launch one of the tubes that make up the Bankhead Tunnel, 1940. The tube would be floated down river and then sunk into place.
Erik Overbey Collection. Negative: N-221.
Two men gaze at equipment during a College of Engineering open house, 1981
Two men gaze at equipment during a College of Engineering open house, 1981. The college has recently moved into new headquarters in the Shelby Building.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
 
 
     
  April 2012  
 
A group of men relax as a train takes them away from what was probably the dedication of the Alabama State Docks in the late 1920s
A group of men relax as a train takes them away from what was probably the dedication of the Alabama State Docks in the late 1920s.
Erik Overbey Collection. Negative: N-4122.
Posing during the dedication and open house for the University of South Alabama in June 1964

This group poses at the dedication and open house for the University of South Alabama in June 1964. At the far left is Ernest Cleverdon, then a member of the board of trustees. Next to him stands the university's president Frederick Whiddon. An Azalea Trail maid can be seen on the far right.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.

 
     
 
 
     
  March 2012  
 
National Furniture Store stood on the southeast corner of Dauphin and Jackson in the 1940s
National Furniture Store stood on the southeast corner of Dauphin and Jackson in the 1940s. The store's address was 225 Dauphin and C. T. Bugg was its manager. Near it were George's Candy Shop and Joyce's Jewelry Company.
Erik Overbey Collection. Negative: C-1118.
From left to right: Glenn Sebastian, Gene Wilson, Vicki Rivizzigno, and Bill Williams
Four of USA's longest-serving faculty members. From left to right they are: Glenn Sebastian, Gene Wilson, Vicki Rivizzigno, and Bill Williams.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
 
 
     
  February 2012  
 
The L&N Railroad station, c. 1963
The L&N Railroad station, c. 1963.
History Museum of Mobile Collection. Negative: MOM-2175C.
Dedication of USA's Health Services Building, June 16, 1982
Dedication of USA's Health Services Building, June 16, 1982. Shown in the image are Ernest Cleverdon, Aubrey Green, Otha Lee Biggs, Frederick Whiddon, Stanley Crawford, Clyde Huggins, June Whiddon, and Roland Williams.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
 
 
     
  January 2012  
 
The Albright Cigar Company at 111 North Royal Street, circa 1930
The Albright Cigar Company at 111 North Royal Street, circa 1930. The location now houses a parking lot.
Erik Overbey Collection. Negative: C-255.
USA president Frederick Whiddon poses with members of the university's board of trustees, 1976
USA president Frederick Whiddon poses with members of the university's board of trustees. From left to right around the table are: Harry Sonneborn, Monty Collins, Ernest Cleverdon, Frederick Whiddon, Antoinette Watson, and L. W. Brannan. Standing from left to right are: Aubrey Green, Arthur Cook, Charles Wood, and Ed Dannelly. The photo was taken on November 10, 1976.
University of South Alabama Public Relations Collection.
 
     
     
 
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