Digital Archives

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The Digital Services unit at the University Libraries digitizes archival material and makes it accessible online, to support the teaching and research of UA faculty and students, which, in turn, furthers the mission of The University of Alabama.

For information about Digital Services and their mission, you can explore the Wiki, or contact them at

Digital Archives

Access digitized historical material and finding aids from the Division of Special Collections, current student research, and more. 


The University Libraries invites users to help describe its archival materials through tagging photographs and transcribing documents. You can do this in the Acumen interface by clicking on the tag or document icon at the top right of the image. 

Online Exhibits

Experience various online exhibits developed by the University of Alabama Libraries, including the most recent:

Social Media

Keep up with Digital Services' latest projects and collections by following their Blog. They're also on Facebook, Twitter, and HistoryPin.

For Instructors

Interested in incorporating digital archival material into your course? See this LibGuide with information about digital archives and how to search them. The UA Libraries YouTube channel also has a section for Digital Services, which includes a general introduction to Acumen and two videos about how to search the digital archives in Acumen, geared to undergraduates. For more information on tutorial and instruction services for our digital archives, contact Kate Matheny, Outreach Coordinator.

For Genealogists

See the Genealogy Resources at UA page for links to digital resources, including digitized items and digital finding aids.

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