This educational material, based on the portraits in the Nicola Marschall: Artist of the Deep South exibit at the Alabama Department of Archives and History was produced as a result of the encouragement and assistance provided by many people. Bryding Adams, Director of the Alabama School of Fine Arts Foundation, laid the groundwork for delving further into the life of Nicola Marschall. Through her editing and provision of materials produced for the Made in Alabama education packet, this packet slowly took shape in the spring of 2000. Several individuals were involved: Cecil Cosman and James Thornton (Huntingdon College) and Richard Anderson of Faulkner University, student workers on the Archives web site project and their supervisor, Mark Palmer; and Amy Raley, a student worker from Huntingdon College; and Brian San Souci and Paula Cavanaugh, student workers from Auburn University at Montgomery. The Alabama Archives collection curators, Bob Bradley and Bob Cason, provided interesting sketches, web pages to link to, and a great deal of the biographical information. Alabama Archives' Government Records Division employees Iris Bailey and Pam Richardson provided technical assistance, as did Bob Sims of the Alabama Department of Public Health. Owsley Costlow, Jr., great-great grandson of Nicola Marschall, graciously offered assistance in the early stages of the project, as did Karen Henricks, art historian at Jacksonville State University and historian Stuart Harris of Selma. Further assistance was provided by Eleanor Drake, registrar at Judson Women's College in Marion and Jennifer Beck, Auburn University at Montgomery student worker; Uniontown resident Kitty Gray Long; Demopolis residents Gwyn Turner and her son, Joe; and genealogy enthusiasts, Ruth Allen and Becky Willis. Montgomery, Alabama's Booker T. Washington Magnet High School teachers Pam Moulton (AP U.S. History) and Sara Strange (art) edited and critiqued the project as it came close to completion. Special thanks to Alabama Archives' Assistant Director for Public services, Debbie Pendleton, for her interest in this project.

   This is a project of the Alabama Department of Archives and History made possible by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.




                                                                      Leona E. Stemple
Curator of Education
Alabama Department of Archives and History