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.
HISTORY: Let's go shopping for American-made gifts.
From bats to boots, here is look at just some gift possibilities that are proudly “Made in America.”
FEATURES COLUMN: Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. Here is a look back through the December 1893 pages of The Albany Heral
Georgia school teachers were to be paid quarterly, it was a felony to engage in mob violence and possum hunting was popular … all in 1893.
HISTORY COLUMN: A look back at classic toys
Toys are nominated annually for induction into the Toy Hall of Fame. Some of the inductees are predictable, others not so much.
As you enjoy your Thanksgiving meal today, here are some fun facts about the holiday to digest.
Here are five courses of 10-question trivia to chew on regarding all things Thanksgiving.
HISTORY COLUMN: In November 1908, presidential election results were updated during the evening at the Dougherty County courthouse.
Among the odd events that occurred 105 years ago in November were the discovery of an old 50-cent piece in a cow, a six-fingered fugitive and a couple of wild performers at the carnival.
HISTORY: This week is a look back at the life and assassination of President John F. Kennedy, who died 50 years ago.
Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell writes about interesting events, places and people from the past.
HISTORY: Here is a look back at veterans, wars and facts surrounding the two
Veterans Day is a salute to all the men and women who have and are serving to protect the freedom enjoyed by all Americans.
HISTORY COLUMN: A look back at 1973, Annette Bowling’s first year at Albany Advocacy Resource Center.
In honor of Annette Bowling, here is a look back at the world 40 years ago.
Goods news from around the area.
A look back at the life and works of author Stephen King.