Helen Keller's Home, Tuscumbia, Alabama
This image is a colorized photograph of the home of Helen Keller in Tuscumbia, Ala. Handwritten message (on back) addressed to Miss Frances Preiss, Montgomery, Ala., postmarked June 28, 1939.
Main Grotto of Statues, Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman, Alabama 1
This image is part of a series of color photographs of the Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama. Postcard text: (back) The main grotto containing statues of the Blessed Mother, St. Benedict, and St. Scholastica ... The AVE MARIA GROTTO consists of over 125 miniature reproductions of famous churches, shrines and buildings from all over the world. Encompassing an area of over three acres, this miniature fairyland was built by a Benedictine Monk, Brother Joseph. He has spent over 40 years in maki
Public School, Auburn, Alabama
This image is a black and white photograph of an early public school building in Auburn, Alabama.
A developing commentary on the Code of Canon Law 1983 of the Roman Catholic Church
Modern Shrines and Missions, Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman, Alabama
This image is part of a series of colorized photographs of the Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama. Postcard text: (front) Modern Shrines and Missions, closer view facing south. From folder: Brother Joseph Zoettl, O.S.B., a Benedictine monk at Saint Bernard Abbey, began experiments with concrete miniatures early in the 20th century. Abbot Bernard Menges, recognizing the popularity of Bro. Joseph's work, ordered construction of a park on the hillside in front of Saint Bernard College next to the
Merchants National Bank, Mobile, Alabama
This image is a colorized photograph of Merchants National Bank in Mobile, Ala.
End Sequence Profiling Computational Lab - Oliver Hampton
Computational laboratory: Starting from a set of breast cancer BACs (bacterial artificial chromosomes) End Sequence Profiling (ESP) is performed. ESP analysis sequences the ends of insert DNA in order to characterize genomic rearrangements that may be involved in breast cancer progression. In this study, genomic rearrangements are characterized from 100 breast cancer BACs and 10,000 Fosmids (derived from a pool of the 100 originating BAC) using ESP. Analysis and comparison of both BAC and Fosmid
Preliminary Bibliography on The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male
Books and Theses Journal Articles Video, Film, and Television
Health care workers wanted; Minority, disadvantaged students shown possible careers
Carmilla Black wants to be a pediatric nurse, and that's good news for a city looking for minority health care workers. She likes medicine and children and thinks the career would be a good fit for her personality. The Rufus King High School senior is not sure if she'll attend college in Wisconsin, Tennessee or Minnesota, but she definitely knows that she'll work somewhere in the Milwaukee area once she completes her schooling. To ensure that Black and other graduates with similar in
The Association of Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Health Insurance Status With the Prevalence of Ov
Objectives. We examined the effect of race, socioeconomic status, and health insurance status on the prevalence of overweight among children and adolescents. Methods. We studied an observational cohort from the 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component. Results. In the younger group, both Black and Latino children had a greater likelihood of being overweight compared with White children. Among the adolescent group, Latinos and Asian/Pacific Islanders were more likely to be over
Marshfield Clinic Personalized Medicine Research Project (PMRP): design, methods and recruitment for
Objectives: The objective of this paper is to summarize the planning for Phase I of the Marshfield Clinic Personalized Medicine Research Project (PMRP) and to describe the recruitment efforts in the first 2 years. Methods: The purpose of Phase I of the PMRP was to develop a large population-based biobank with DNA, plasma and serum samples to facilitate genomics research. Planning and consultation was facilitated with three external boards: the Ethics and Security Advisory Board; the Scientific
Perceived Versus Actual Risk for Hypertension and Diabetes in the African American Community
Hypertension and diabetes mellitus are leading health concerns in the United States. Despite a disproportionate burden of both conditions among African Americans, it is estimated that 44% of diabetes cases and one quarter of hypertension cases within this population are undiagnosed. Lack of awareness of the risk of these conditions may hinder preventive efforts and the adoption of positive lifestyle changes. Based on the findings from a pilot study to develop and standardize uniform screening fo
Very Low Birthweight in African American Infants: The Role of Maternal Exposure to Interpersonal Rac
Objectives. We determined whether African American women’s lifetime exposure to interpersonal racial discrimination is associated with pregnancy outcomes. Methods. We performed a case–control study among 104 African American women who delivered very low birthweight (<1500 g) preterm (<37 weeks) infants and 208 African American women who delivered non–low-birthweight (>2500g) term infants in Chicago, Ill. Results. The unadjusted and adjusted odds ratio of very low birthweight infants for
Is Lipid-Lowering Therapy Underused by African Americans at High Risk of Coronary Heart Disease With
Objectives. We examined whether racial differences exist in cholesterol monitoring, use of lipid-lowering agents, and achievement of guideline-recommended lowdensity lipoprotein (LDL) levels for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease. Methods. We reviewed charts for 1045 African American and White patients with coronary heart disease at 5 Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals. Results. Lipid levels were obtained in 67.0% of patients. Whites and African Americans had similar screening rates an
Endometrial Cancer: Socioeconomic Status and Racial/Ethnic Differences in Stage at Diagnosis, Treatm
Objective. We evaluated the association between socioeconomic status and racial/ ethnic differences in endometrial cancer stage at diagnosis, treatment, and survival. Methods. We conducted a population-based study among 3656 women. Results. Multivariate analyses showed that either race/ethnicity or income, but not both, was associated with advanced-stage disease. Age, stage at diagnosis, and income were independent predictors of hysterectomy. African American ethnicity, increased age, aggressi
The Health Impact of Resolving Racial Disparities: An Analysis of US Mortality Data
The US health system spends far more on the “technology” of care (e.g., drugs, devices) than on achieving equity in its delivery. For 1991 to 2000, we contrasted the number of lives saved by medical advances with the number of deaths attributable to excess mortality among African Americans. Medical advances averted 176 633 deaths, but equalizing the mortality rates of Whites and African Americans would have averted 886202 deaths. Achieving equity may do more for health than perfecting the te
Stage at Diagnosis and Survival in a Multiethnic Cohort of Prostate Cancer Patients
Objectives. We evaluated the effects of socioeconomic status and comorbidity on stage of disease and survival among 1,509 population-based prostate cancer patients. Methods. We applied logistic regression and Cox proportional hazards regression to data from Whites, African Americans, and Asian Americans who were diagnosed from 1987 to 1991. Results. Patients with existing comorbid conditions were less likely than those without these conditions to be diagnosed with advanced cancer. Compared wit
Original Score of "Dixie"
This image is a black and white photograph of the original score for the song "Dixie." Postcard text: (back) Dan Emmett composed the words and music of "Dixie" but it was Herman Arnold of Montgomery, Ala., who in 1860, wrote the original score as Emmett played it to him on his violin. This score is preserved in the collections of the Alabama State Department of Archives and History.
Woodside, Bella Mina, Alabama
This image is a color photograph of Woodside, a home in Bella Mina, Alabama. Postcard text: (back) Home of Mr. & Mrs. Raymond W. Pepper. Woodside was built in 1845 by Governor Bibb, for his daughter. It was restored in 1902 by Mrs. Pepper's grandfather, Mr. John R. Witt, who was Alabama's first master farmer. Handwritten message (on back) addressed to Dept. of Archives, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., postmarked April 8, 1986.
Augusta Evans Wilson Homestead, Mobile, Alabama
This image is a colorized photograph of the old homestead of Augusta Evans Wilson in Mobile, Ala., showing the drive up to the house bordered by trees with Spanish moss and azaleas.