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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the To Arms in the Valley program and script W.0133

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

January 2014

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

To Arms in the Valley program and script

Unit ID:

W.0133

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet

Dates:

1961

Location:

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

Abstract:

Program, cast list, and script of To Arms in the Valley, an historical play about the Civil War set in northern Alabama and presented by the Tennessee Valley Historical Society and the Colbert-Lauderdale Civil War Centennial Commemoration Committee in 1961.

creator

Colbert-Lauderdale Civil War Centennial Commemoration Committee.

creator

Tennessee Valley Historical Society.

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron, 2013

Biographical/Historical note

To Arms in the Valley was an historical play presented by the Colbert-Lauderdale Civil War Centennial Commemoration Committee (Alabama) and the Tennessee Valley Historical Society (Alabama) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Civil War. Performances of the play were held on May 17-18, 1961, at Deshler Stadium in Tuscumbia, Alabama, and featured performances by the Deshler High School Senior Chorus and the Deshler High School Band.

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a program, typed script, and list of cast members for the historical pageant To Arms in the Valley. The play, presented by the Tennessee Valley Historical Society and the Colbert-Lauderdale Civil War Centennial Commemoration Committee, both located in northern Alabama, commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Civil War, narrating Civil War events that occurred in Colbert County and Lauderdale County.

The commemorative pageant program contains historical sketches of Tuscumbia and Florence and the communities' earliest Civil War volunteer companies: the Franklin Blues and the Florence Guards. The program also includes a brief outline of pageant scenes, beginning with a series of antebellum scenes and ending with a scene that represented the reuniting of the Union and Confederacy. The twenty-three page script includes descriptions of the staged scenes and a transcript of the text read by the play's narrators.

Access Restrictions:

None

General note

Title on Box: A. S. Williams III Americana Collections - Small Collections

Preferred Citation:

To Arms in the Valley program and script, A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Source(s)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Alabama--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 (lcsh)

Colbert County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Plays (document genre) (aat)

Programs (documents) (aat)

Program and script Box WSC001 Folder W0133.01