Monday, November 29, 2010


This lovely article comes from the website "Second Front: News & Politics from Birmingham, Alabama." It profiles the life of Methodist preacher and Birmingham historian Marvin Youmans Whiting, about whom the writer says: " He was, in every sense of the word, a gentleman."

The writer relates: "The archives of the Birmingham Public Library stand as the most enduring monument to Marvin’s life and work. He spent roughly a quarter-century researching, assessing, compiling, cataloguing, building a collection that makes the history of Birmingham and Jefferson County readily accessible in a way that it almost certainly would not be had he not come along."

This short posting does not do justice to the full text of the article, which everyone is encouraged to read in full for themselves.

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