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About this collection

In December 2016 Alabama Media Group (AMG) donated its collection of historical photographic negatives to the Alabama Department of Archives and History. This collection contains more than 3 million negatives taken by newspaper photographers working for the Birmingham News, the Huntsville Times, and Mobile’s Press-Register between the 1920s and the early 2000s (mostly from the 1960s to the 1990s). This digital collection includes both images from the AMG material and the film sleeves where the original negatives are stored. Though it will take years to complete the digitization, new material will be added each month.

 

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Birmingham News Huntsville Times Mobile Press-Register
1940-1949
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1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
1940-1949
1970-1979

How do I search for photos of a particular person, place, or event?

Use the box at the top of this page to search for keywords related to what you hope to find. Most results will be for the negative sleeves rather than the images themselves, but you can submit a research request to learn more about the negatives in those sleeves.

 

As actual negatives are digitized, they will be grouped with other images from the same sleeve. You can click on thumbnails on the results pages to view larger images and descriptions, but you'll need to scroll down below the image and "Object Description" section to see the details about the individual image. (Contact ADAH staff for additional help.) Use the links above to browse what is currently available.

 

How do I request a photo that’s not online?

Use this form to submit research requests for specific images not appearing online. There will be a $20 fee for every 30 minutes of research. (This cost includes one digital image).

 

Due to the special handling requirements of the collection and ongoing processing by Archives staff, public access to the original film negatives will not be available.

 

Additional Information and Resources

For more information, contact Meredith McDonough (meredith.mcdonough@archives.alabama.gov, 334-353-5442).

 

 
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