DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY
PRESS RELEASE

Date/Time: Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 12:05 p.m.

Place: Milo B. Howard, Jr. Auditorium - Alabama Archives

Topic: “Carl Elliott: Uncommon Congressman of Jasper”

Speaker: Frances and David Robb

“Carl Elliott: Uncommon Congressman of Jasper” is the ArchiTreats: Food For Thought program presented by Frances and David Robb on Thursday, April 18th at 12:05 PM in the Milo B. Howard, Jr. Auditorium at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.


U.S. Representative Carl Elliot

The son of tenant farmers, Carl Elliott worked his way through the University of Alabama earning a B.A. degree in 1933 and a law degree in 1936. He practiced law in Jasper, served in the U.S. Army in World War II, and ran successfully for the U.S. Congress in 1948, where he served until 1965. He authored the Library Services Act, in 1956, which brought bookmobiles and library service to millions of rural Americans. In 1990 Elliott received the first John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. He died in 1999. Bevill State Community College purchased his home which was developed into a house museum and opened to the public in 2001. The April ArchiTreats program will highlight the life and achievements of this U.S. Congressman from the old 7th District of North Alabama.

The speakers, Frances and David Robb, were museum consultants for the Carl Elliott House Museum project. Frances Robb holds M.A. Degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Yale University. She has worked at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and taught at Texas Christian University, the University of North Texas, and University of the South, Sewanee. David Robb holds a M.A. in art history from Yale University and a B.A. in art history from Princeton University. He has served as director of art museums across the South, including the Huntsville Museum of Art from 1985-1995. The Robbs serve as museum and historic photographs consultants to museums, libraries and archives in the southeast, Texas, and Missouri.

The noontime (12:05 PM) program is one in a series of monthly third Thursday free lectures at the Alabama Archives, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery. Bring a sack lunch; coffee and tea will be provided by the Friends of the Alabama Archives. ArchiTreats is a series of free monthly lectures that takes place every third Thursday at the Alabama Archives. Bring a sack lunch; coffee and tea will be provided by the Friends of the Alabama Archives. For more information call (334) 242-4363, ext. 272.



Created: April 1, 2002
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