Saturday, March 21, 2009

Birmingham Education 1921-1931

West Acipco School Primary ClassReport of Progress, Birmingham Public Schools: September 1, 1921 to August 31, 1931, a book published by the Birmingham Board of Education in 1931, is now available online. Coverage includes the administration, class instruction, school property, statistics, a school census, and finance.

One of the most interesting features of this publication is the numerous photographs of the school buildings, classrooms and students. Take a peek inside.

1911 Birmingham High School Yearbook

Birmingham High School's womens basketball team
Recently added to the Birmingham Public Library's Digital Collections database is Birmingham High School's 1911 yearbook, The Mirror.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Woodward family newspaper articles added

Rick Woodward
Newspaper articles about the Woodward family, one of Birmingham's most prominent families, have been added to the BPL Digital Collections database. The Woodwards founded the Woodward Iron Company and were involved in several other companies and philanthropic endeavors. The best known of the Woodward family members, Rick Woodward, was the owner of the Birmingham Barons from 1909 to 1936 and Rickwood Field was named in his honor.