Mary Braswell



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.

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Peeps a popular Easter tradition

FEATURE: Peeps, yesterday and today, April 16, 2014

Peeps have been the No.1 non-chocolate Easter candy for over 20 years.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, April 13, 2014

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.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, April 6, 2014

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.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, March 30, 2014

HISTORY: Proper manners were very important in 1895 America.

Be neither be too familiar or too obsequious; either is considered very vulgar.

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Troy Spicer tapped as Dean of Nursing at ABAC

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.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, March 23, 2014

HISTORY: Cleaning house in days gone by.

The chores of the housewife are not what they used to be.

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Albany author autographs his book for President Obama

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.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, March 16, 2014

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.

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SCA middle school drama students to present their spring production

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.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - March 9, 2014

HISTORY: See what was making the news this week in 1915-69.

From cabbage plants to convicts, there is always news to report.

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