Mary Braswell is the librarian for The Albany Herald. Braswell is in charge of the newspaper's library operations and coordinates orders for photography prints. Braswell also serves on The Herald's Editorial Board and writes the weekly Thumbs Up! editorial, along with her popular Looking Back history column on Sundays in the SouthView section.
FEATURE: Peeps, yesterday and today, April 16, 2014
Peeps have been the No.1 non-chocolate Easter candy for over 20 years.
HISTORY: A look back at Confederate history.
People could (and did) pay 15 cents to observe the suffering and often dying Confederate prisoners at Camp Elmira, NY.
HISTORY: From the poorhouse to public works, see what Albany was like in 1906.
The Carnegie Library officially opened and kerosene deliveries were available daily in 1906.
HISTORY: Proper manners were very important in 1895 America.
Be neither be too familiar or too obsequious; either is considered very vulgar.
Spicer has served as interim dean since October 2012.
Effective April 1, Spicer will assume the role of Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
HISTORY: Cleaning house in days gone by.
The chores of the housewife are not what they used to be.
Eugene G. Sherman gives God all the glory for his success.
“Black Religiosity:A Biblical and Historical Perspective” chronicles the importance of a spiritual anchor from the beginning to the end (and beyond) of slavery.
HISTORY: Looking back at movies with green in their titles.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here is a look at four “green” movies.
More than two dozen students are involved in the production
A modern adaptation based on J.M. Barrie’s play and the Disney film will feature more than two dozen drama students from grades 6-8 at Sherwood Christian Academy.
HISTORY: See what was making the news this week in 1915-69.
From cabbage plants to convicts, there is always news to report.