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A series of images from the UAB Archives

Image of the Month (2014)

  • UAB art students in the White House, December 1994

    A group of art students pose in front of a Christmas tree in the White House
    December 2014 Image of the Month

    First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton invited college students from around the country to create ornaments depicting the “Twelve Days of Christmas,” the chosen theme for the holiday season. Ornaments submitted by the UAB students were displayed on a 19-foot tree in the Blue Room. The UAB students were given a private tour of the White House as thanks for their contributions.

    Image ID: P7.4.1, #1324

  • Mervyn H. Sterne Library, circa 1975

    Exterior of the Mervyn H. Sterne Library
    November 2014 Image of the Month

    The library was formally dedicated in May 1973 as part of UAB’s new University College campus.  It was officially rededicated on October 23, 1974, as the Sterne Library in memory of a prominent local civic leader, Civil Rights activist, and UAB supporter.

    Image ID: P8.1.1, #0049

  • University Hospital's pumpkin carving competition, undated

    Two women carve a pumpkin
    October 2014 Image of the Month

    Image ID: P16.1.3, #3982

  • John F. Kennedy Exhibit, September 1964

    A woman studies a rocking chair owned by President John F. Kennedy
    September 2014 Image of the Month

    Following the 1963 death of President Kennedy, some of his personal papers and memorabilia toured America. Administrators at the Medical Center were responsible for the display being exhibited in Birmingham on September 16-17 in the gymnasium of the Ft. Mortimer H. Jordan National Guard Armory (later UAB’s Mortimer Jordan Hall).

    Image ID: P1, #299e

  • Dean Roy Kracke at his desk, circa 1945

    Dr. Kracke sits behind his desk looking at paperwork
    August 2014 Image of the Month

    Dr. Roy Kracke, became the first dean of the new medical school in Birmingham on August 1, 1944. He had one year to set up the four-year school in the crowded Jefferson Hillman Hospital complex, and the first new faculty were hired by the end of the year. Junior students began clinical training in June 1945. Faculty and staff were moved from Tuscaloosa in September and classes for freshmen began on October 8, 1945.

    Image ID: MC51, #4843

  • President S. Richardson Hill, Jr., signs the first pledge card for the new UAB Benevolent Fund, 1984

    President S. Richardson Hall, Jr. sits next to Dr. Virginia D. Gauld
    July 2014 Image of the Month

    The fund was established in 1984, and in July Dr. Virginia D. Gauld (right) was selected as first president of the UAB Faculty and Staff Benevolent Fund Council, a new 32-member group to oversee UAB’s charitable giving campaign.

    Image ID: P7.4.1, #2736

  • Dr. Virginia D. Horns-Marsh with the UAB Mace, June 1990

    A woman holds a mace at a graduation ceremony
    June 2014 Image of the Month

    Dr. Horns-Marsh, professor of Education, carried the UAB Mace when it was first debuted at the June 4, 1989, commencement ceremony. Created by local sculptor Cordray Parker, the mace was commissioned by Justine and Samuel B. Barker. The Barkers were leading patrons of the local arts community, and Dr. Barker was the first dean of the UAB Graduate School.

    Image ID: P7.4.1, #1413

  • UAB Cross-Country Team, circa 1993

    Female runners going through a wooded area
    May 2014 Image of the Month

    The UAB Blazer Cross-Country Team competed in an invitational tournament held at Auburn, Alabama.

    The Women's Cross-Country program was initiated in 1979 with Brenda Williams as the first head coach.

    Image ID: P6.1, #3975

  • Spain Rehabilitation Center opens, April 26, 1964

    A patient lies in a circular treatmennt patient with family and medical staff next to her
    April 2014 Image of the Month

    Hospital Administrator Matthew F. McNulty, Jr. (right), tours Frank E. and Margaret Cameron Spain through the new center named in their honor while hospital staff demonstrate a circular treatment bed. The Spains donated half a million dollars to help fund the Medical Center's rehabilitation facility and the center was officially opened during ceremonies held April 25-26, 1964.

    Image ID: P7.2.7, #1549

  • Distinguished Faculty Lecture, 1964

    Three men smile at the camera
    March 2014 Image of the Month

    Dr. Tinsley R. Harrison (right) was the first Distinguished Faculty Lecturer at UAB. His talk, “Witches and Doctors,” was presented on March 3, 1964, at a banquet held at the Parliament House Hotel. The DFL is the highest honor awarded by UAB to a member of the medical center faculty. In 1975 the event was moved from the spring to the fall. Also pictured in 1964 are (left) Dr. Joseph F. Volker, vice president for Health Affairs, and (center) Dr. Frank A. Rose, president of The University of Alabama.

    Image ID: P7.2.7, #1894

    For all Distinguished Faculty Lecturers, see the chronological history of UAB

  • UAB buses, circa 1975

    Two old buses
    February 2014 Image of the Month

    A new UAB-wide transportation system, the Blazer Express, was inaugurated in January 2014, but in earlier years the university also provided transportation options. Old school buses, shown here parked near the Ullman-Bell Complex, were used in the 1970s and 1980s to transport students from parking lots to classrooms and to various university events.

    Photo ID: P7.4.2, #0015

  • The Business-Engineering Complex, circa 1985

    Aerial view of the engineering building
    January 2014 Image of the Month

    Opened for classes during the fall of 1983, the Business-Engineering Complex was formally dedicated on January 21, 1984, as a new home for UAB’s Schools of Business and Engineering.

    Photo ID: P29.1, #0042

Mervyn H. Sterne Library

917 13th St S
Birmingham, AL

(205) 934-6364

Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences

1700 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL

(205) 975-4821

Reynolds-Finley Historical Library

1700 University Blvd - 3rd Floor
Birmingham, AL

(205) 934-4475

Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences

1700 University Blvd - 3rd Floor
Birmingham, AL

(205) 934-4475

Lister Hill Library at University Hospital

615 18th Street S - P235 West Pavilion
Birmingham, AL

(205) 934-2275

801 Building

801 5th Ave South
Room 1111
Birmingham, AL

(205) 934-5432

J. Ellis Sparks Medical Library

301 Governors Drive SE - 3rd Floor
Huntsville, AL 35801

(256) 551-4405

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