Image of the Month (2013)

  • University Hospital celebrates the holiday season, 1963

    Outside of University Hospital with a lit up Christmas tree sign
    December 2013 Image of the Month

    Decorations installed outside the hospital's main entrance on South 19th Street highlighted the "75th Year of Good Health to All." The predecessor entity of the Hillman Hospital had been established in October of 1888 to provide care for Birmingham's needy citizens.

    Image ID: P17, #0090

  • UAB MedJet in air, circa 1990

    The UAB medical jet in air
    November 2013 Image of the Month

    The UAB Critical Care Transport Service began in 1983 with transportation by specially equipped ambulance or medical jet. As of 2013 the CCT service has transported over 42,000 patients and has logged more than 27 million miles.

    Image ID: P16.1.7, #0028

  • Business School Backs the Blazers, 1978

    Three female students stand in the hallway
    October 2013 Image of the Month

    A large hallway sign placed in University College Building Number 1 proclaimed “The School of Business Supports ‘Our’ Blazers….and the Entire Blazer Team!”  The UAB men’s and women’s teams debuted in basketball games held in 1978. Building Number 1 is the current School of Education Building

    Image ID: P7.4.1, #1008

  • University Hospital Emergency Clinic, circa 1965

    Exterior of the University Hospital Emergency Clinic
    September 2013 Image of the Month

    On Sunday, September 15, 1963, the emergency clinic at University Hospital received those injured in the bombing of Birmingham's Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. The hospital also received the bodies of the four children killed in the blast.

    Image ID: P16.1.1, #0729

    For information on the events held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, see the website of the City of Birmingham at http://50yearsforward.com/.

  • Medical student studies Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, circa 1964

    A male medical student reads from a textbook
    August 2013 Image of the Month

    Dr. Tinsley R. Harrison, an Alabama native and long-time member of the UAB faculty, was the author of Principles of Internal Medicine, one of the most widely read textbooks in medical education, a textbook still in use today. Student John A. Harris, shown here, graduated from the medical school in 1966.

    Image ID: P7.3.3, #0606

  • The Medical Center switchboard, circa 1968

    Switchboard operators
    July 2013 Image of the Month

    Located within University Hospital, the switchboard for the Medical Center was the largest private board exchange in the state and employed a team of 16.  The switchboard operators were also responsible for the hospital’s paging and emergency alarm systems.

    Image ID: P16.1.2, #2361

  • University College dedication ceremony, May 20, 1973

    Two men watch a man address the crowd
    May 2013 Image of the Month

    University College Building No. 1, Building No. 2, Building No. 3, and the library – today’s Education, Chemistry, and Humanities Buildings and Sterne Library – were dedicated in a ceremony held in May of 1973. Governor George C. Wallace spoke at the ceremony one year after he survived an attempted assassination at a presidential campaign stop in Maryland. The Governor’s wheelchair is visible as he stands at the podium.

    Image ID: P1, #0342

  • The UAB Police Department, April 1978

    A policeman adjusts a tape machine
    April 2013 Image of the Month

    Lt. Leo Woods operates the police department's tape machine.  The Dictaphone 4000 recorded all telephone and radio calls. A Police Department was formally organized at UAB in 1972.

    Image ID: P7.4.1, #0605a

  • Looking down South 18th Street toward Red Mountain, March 1993

    Snow lines a street in downtown Birmingham
    March 2013 Image of the Month

    The Blizzard of 1993, the so-called “Storm of the Century,” impacted 26 states and much of eastern Canada, bringing record snowfall across North America.  Over the weekend of March 12-13 Birmingham received 13 inches of snow but some locations in the metropolitan area received up to 17 inches. This was a record for a single snowfall and was more than ever received during an entire winter season. All activities at UAB except for essential hospital services were cancelled and many staff remained at their jobs for days.

    Image: Progress Notes yearbook

  • New telephone directory released, 1968

    A woman smiles as she holds up a telephone directory
    February 2013 Image of the Month

    Anita Sellers, secretary in the Office of Communications, with the new and enlarged directory for the university campus. The 6x9 inch publication contained 96 pages with a simple alphabetical listing of staff and an administrative listing of offices and programs. The last printed Campus Directory distributed to the UAB campus was released in 2009. The 8x11 inch publication contained over 570 pages.

    Image ID: P16.1.2, #2386

  • 1917 Clinic, circa 1988

    Exterior of the 1917 Clinic
    January 2013 Image of the Month

    In response to the growing epidemic, an outpatient clinic for AIDS patients was opened at UAB in January 1988. It was founded and first directed by Dr. Michael S. Saag. The clinic name originated from the building’s street address of 1917 5th Avenue South in order to protect the confidentiality of the patients.

    Image ID: P23.3, #1419

    Dr. Michael S. Saag presented the 34th annual Reynolds Historical Lecture, entitled "Thirty Years of AIDS," on February 22, 2013. For additional information see the Special Collections Lectures page.