level:deepsouth is a crowdsourced online anthology about growing up Generation X in the Deep South during the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. The anthology is open to submissions of creative nonfiction and images, as well as to contributions for the lists.

*last updated February 11, 2023

browse (by state)


War Eagle Supper Club in Auburn, Alabama (Facebook page)

The Alabama Punk Archive

The Paul W. Bryant Museum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

setlist from Korn/Marilyn Manson/Danzig at Sloss Furnace in Birmingham, Alabama on May 6, 1995

Birmingham Public Library’s Digital Collections: School Yearbooks

Former Auburn radio DJ and record store owner Wildman Steve

The Alabama Forum newspaper at the University of Alabama library, 1977 – 2002

Post-1990s honorary inclusion: We Have Signal: Classic on Alabama Public Television
The show was originally recorded at Birmingham’s Bottletree Cafe, which is now closed.


Dickson Street Bookshop in Fayetteville, Arkansas (opened in 1978)

About Pyramid Art, Books and Custom Framing in Little Rock, Arkansas (opened in 1988)

William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas (opened in 2004)


Epitome Community Coffee Museum and Purple Circle in Tallahassee, Florida (Facebook group)


Oxford Books, 1970 – 1997 in Atlanta (Facebook group)

A look back at Atlanta in 1978 from (photo essay)

About the The Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center and Bookstore in Atlanta (opened in 1975)

Info on Criminal Records in Little Five Points in Atlanta (opened in 1991)

The Lewis Grizzard Museum in Moreland

688 Club on Digital Library of Georgia

The Capricorn Records Museum at Mercer University

The Big House Museum in Macon, Georgia 

The Bo Henry Band from Albany, Georgia (since 1996)


The Concert History of the Black Gold Festival in Hazard

Nine Pound Hammer on Facebook 


Community Book Center in New Orleans (opened in 1983)

The 1984 New Orleans World Fair (Images of America series) by Bill Cotter (2008)

LSU’s digital archive of Gumbo yearbooks

Louisiana: The State We’re In (digital media from state archives)

Louisiana Public Broadcasting “Folks” TV show (or click here for archives)

Classic New Orleans TV channel on YouTube


The history of Square Books in Oxford (opened in 1979)

Musiquarium in Jackson (Facebook group)

Louise Marshall’s Bookstore in Jackson (opened in the 1940s)

Mississippi Generation X (album) on 

Kudzu Kings channel on YouTube 

North Carolina

I remember Rock and Roll at The Attic, Greenville, NC (Facebook group)

Jupiter Coyote on Facebook and Instagram

South Carolina

Malcolm X Center for Self-Determination in Greenville (opened in 1991)

@hiptags_columbiasc on Instagram


Cooter’s Place in Pigeon Forge

The History of The Bluebird Cafe (opened in 1982)


pilgrims622 channel on YouTube (Widespread Panic shows from the ’90s and ’00s)

Generation X: The World According to Us (Facebook group)

Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1976 – 2001 from NCES (2004)

Snake Sessions channel on YouTube (skateboarding all over the South, some old school)

grew_up_in_the_70s_and_80s on Instagram