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b3f28a - Bull Conner challenges Shuttlesworth's honesty  - 1956.jpg
"This is folder 28 and there are two parts of the same article in here. We have determined it was 1956 by doing our own research except for the fact that the article says “Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth will be asked to take a lie detector test…

b1f1a Cover.jpg
"This is box 1 folder 1, we’re calling it 1935 and it is a musical folder of sheet music for Fats Waller. Number 1: The Original Piano Conceptions. It was purchased at a thrift store somewhere. It’s a music book of Fats Waller Compositions."

b5f14a - 1967 Buyers Guide.jpg
"Folder 14 contains two 21 page WJLD Big D Radio 1967 buyers’ guides. They are individually numbered because they were contests as well. Inside are pictures of numerous WJLD disc jockeys along with WJLD's (at that time) 25 year history as well as a…

Bham 18th St. N & 5-6 Av0001.jpg
"Box 1 number 5 is an approximation of the 500 block of 18th Street North in Birmingham from the 1940s. Obtained at the archives, the archive section of the Birmingham Public Library, which received many many pictures from the Jefferson County tax…

b4f48a - ^th Annual WJLD Platter Queen contest  1966.jpg
"We are now at folder 48, two pictures from the 6th annual platter queen contest run by Johnny Jive, Ed McClure. The actual contest and the crowning of the winner. We do not know who these young women are in the picture but there are tons of them and…

b5f3a - Seventh Annual WJLD Platter Queens - 1967.jpg
"This is folder 3 from 1967. It is the 7th annual platter queen contest, 1966-67. And we know that Alfreda Dorsey is the person immediately…. Immediately to Johnny Jive’s right is… we’ve identified that person as Alfreda Dorsey, that young woman. We…

b5f27a - Ninth annual WJLD Platter Queen contest - 1968.jpg
"Folder 27, the 9th annual platter queen contest of Johnny Jive, Ed McClure, which contains two shots of the contestants. We've identified Loretta Scott who is on the far right as you look at the women. We know her and we know that the winner of the…

b2f12a - AG Gaston presenting a prize at the Frolic - 1950.jpg
"We are on picture number 12, and there’s A.G. himself awarding a prize. The youngster doesn’t look thrilled, maybe he didn’t win first prize. Looks like he got a lunchbox; he didn’t win the Schwinn, but it B’s that way sometimes. In the background…

b3f29a - ad for a rock n roll show - 1956.jpg
"This is folder 29. This is a copy from the Birmingham News. I’m not sure if it’s the Birmingham News. It might not be. It might be the Birmingham World. But it’s a big rock and roll show. Here in Birmingham at the Birmingham City Auditorium on May…

b2f19a - Eddie Cleanhead Vinson ad in Bham World  4-7-1950.jpg
"We are now up to folder 19. I obtained this from microfiche from the Birmingham World. It is dated April 7, 1950. Eddie “Clean Head” Vincent coming to town in April of 1950, again. Also sponsored by the same folks Epps, the North Temple Record Bar,…
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