Archivist talks Cahaba Project, house research (with video)

Birmingham Public Library Assistant Archivist Catherine Champion made a house history presentation Friday, March 4 at the Trussville Public Library to a room full of Cahaba Project residents.

Champion, who founded the student chapter of Society of American Archivists at the University of Alabama and has lectured throughout the Birmingham area and around the state, talked about Board of Equalization files, Sanborn maps and Cahaba Project home specifics.

She showed Board of Equalization photos from Birmingham that included children – one dressed as a cowboy, another of kids roller skating – as well as 1940 photos from the Cahaba Project.

All who attended received hand-drawn renderings of their home to color, a house-themed cookie, and also learned how to apply for a Jefferson County Historical Commission plaque for their homes.

For more information about the Birmingham Public Library Archives and researching your house’s history, click here.

Published by Cahaba Heritage Homestead Foundation

Our mission is to support through education, outreach and civic involvement such things that promote, perpetuate and enhance the value of this community as a historic district designated on the National Register of Historic Places.

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