624 Washington Avenue

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

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There is a Place for YOU in History!

Since 1982, the Friends of the Alabama Archives have provided vital support to the Alabama Department of Archives and History. By supporting renovations, public programming, conservation projects, equipment purchases, and more, the Friends help the Archives succeed in its mission to collect, preserve, and share the history of Alabama. 

The Alabama Quilt Book

 In 2003, quilt expert Mary Elizabeth Johnson Huff and curator Carole King began working with communities across the state to document Alabama’s rich quilting heritage. Over the next decade, they photographed and researched thousands of quilts held in both public and private collections. Alabama Quilts: Wilderness through World War II, a book set to be published by the University Press of Mississippi in Fall 2019,  is the culmination of this enormous documentary effort.


When published, this book will be a significant new contribution to scholarship, filling a gap in the arts literature of Alabama by presenting a comprehensive look at the quilting traditions of the state. The information and images captured in Alabama Quilts will bring together treasures of the state’s cultural landscape as no other source before it. ​

However, as is the case with most not-for-profit publishers today, printing the book in full, brilliant color, using high-quality, archival paper, and in hardcover, is not possible without outside financial assistance. Given this, the Friends of the Alabama Archives have decided to take on the task of raising funds for the subvention required for publication of Alabama Quilts. 

Please look through our donor booklet on the left to learn more about how you can support the effort, and contact us at 334-353-4636 with any questions.

Other Projects Sponsored & Supported by the Friends  

Public Programs

  • Food For Thought Lunchtime Lecture Series

  • Book Talks

  • Symposiums

  • Film Screenings

  • Family Events