Encyclopedia of Alabama

The Encyclopedia of Alabama is Alabama’s comprehensive online reference tool that tells the story of the state. A partnership between the Alabama Humanities Foundation, Auburn University and the University of Alabama, EOA is a free web-based reference guide.

The Encyclopedia of Alabama needs your help. Do you have a keen interest in local and state history, culture and events? Are you familiar with conducting research in reliable print and web-based sources? Are you able to work with a predetermined set of guidelines and article format?

EOA needs people with these abilities to write entries on topics in the following areas:

• county seats
• the largest and second largest cities in each county, not including county seats
• local figures who have had a significant impact statewide and nationally; for example, an area resident elected to a federal office
• events, festivals, historical sites, etc., that draw statewide and nationwide visitors and attention.

Suggestions about other possible entries are encouraged, as long as they also come with an author suggestion and fit EOA’s current needs. Please check EOA first before you volunteer for or suggest a topic to make sure that it is not covered in an existing entry specifically or as part of another entry.

If you are interested in writing for EOA, or know of someone who might be, please contact Pat Kaetz, managing editor, at (334) 844-4007 or  kaetzjp@auburn.edu.