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Library: Blake Denton -Archives Assistant


MLIS Candidate, University of Alabama (anticipated Summer 2019)

M.A. History, University of South Alabama, December 2016

B.A. History, Summa Cum Laude, Athens State University, May 2012

A.S. History Education, Summa Cum Laude, Snead State Community College, May 2010

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Professional Affiliations

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Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society                                                       Alabama Library Association                            Society of Alabama Archivists

Professional Experience

Archival Experience

Administrative Assistant, Methodist Archives Center, Houghton Memorial Library, Huntingdon College                                          -Montgomery, AL (August 2017-present)

Student Worker, The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library                            -Mobile, AL (May 2013-November 2014)


History Teacher, Goodwyn Middle School         -Montgomery, AL (August 2016-July 2017)

History Teacher, Selma High School                -Selma, AL (August 2015-July 2016)

Student Teacher, Asbury High School              -Asbury, AL (Spring 2012)


Summer Intern, Houghton Memorial Library, Huntingdon College                                           -Montgomery, AL (May 2017-August 2017)


A. Blake Denton - Administrative Assistant of the Methodist Archives Center

Contact Information: 

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Phone: (334) 833-4418

Location: Library Archives Room

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

Stephanie Hardin-Floyd Paper Prize for Graduate History Research, University of South Alabama-Department of History, 2015

Robert L. Brunhouse Award for Outstanding History Graduate Student, University of South Alabama-Department of History, 2014

Melton McLaurin Graduate Research Fellowship, University of South Alabama-Department of History, 2013-2014

E. Lewis B. Curtis Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Scholarship, University of South Alabama-Department of History, 2013

Graduate Assistantship, University of South Alabama-Department of History, 2012-2013; 2013-2014

Highest Scholastic Achievement Award, Athens State University-College of Arts and Sciences, 2012

Professional Promise Award in Secondary Education, Athens State University-College of Education, 2012

Presidential Scholarship, Athens State University, 2010-2011; 2011-2012

Leadership Scholarship, Snead State Community College, 2008-2009; 2009-2010

Publications-Articles and Reviews

Review of Better Than Them: The Unmaking of an Alabama Racist, by S. McEachin Otts, Alabama Review 68, no. 4(2015): 375-77.

"The Medieval Canon and the Renaissance Image of the Turk: A Brief Historiography of Pre-Modern European Conceptions of the Muslim World," Madison Historical Review 12 (2015),

Review of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe, North Alabama Historical Review 3 (2013): 173-75,

"The Quest for Prester John," Vexillum: The Undergraduate Journal of Classical and Medieval Studies 2 (2012),

Some Favorite Quotes

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."                                         -Jesus Christ, John 16:33

"As sure as man is man, history is the last place he'll look for his lessons."                         -Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman

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"Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation."                                               -Chinese fortune cookie

"And thus is the way of the world. No, rather thus is the way we have made the world."         -Anonymous

"But every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. We have called by different names brethren of the same principle. We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists. If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it."                                               -Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801

"Our history will be what we make it."               -Edward R. Murrow, "Wires and Lights in a Box" Speech, October 15, 1958

"Never have I been truly a learned man, but sometimes I was believed to be one, and almost all my life was devoted to studying."     -Petrarch, On His Own Ignorance

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"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, and if faced with courage, need not be lived again."                                                 -Maya Angelou, "On the Pulse of Morning"

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