Historian; archivist; pharmacist. Born– August 30, 1882, Seale. Parents– George Thomas and Stephie (Greene) Brannon. Married– Frances Frazer, October 5, 1904. Children– Three. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Ph.G., 1900. Worked as a pharmacist chemist, 1900-1910; spent the remainder of his career with the Alabama Department of Archives and History, serving as curator, 1910-1941; archivist, 1941-1955, and as director, 1955-1967. Wrote many books and articles on Alabama history. Led the state’s commemoration of the Civil War Centennial, 1961-65; helped create the Alabama Historical Commission. Editor of the Alabama Historical Quarterly.  Member of the Commission on State Archaelogical Surveys, Alabama Confederate History Society, American and Alabama Anthropological Societies, Alabama Library Association, Alabama Academy of Science, Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Montgomery Glass Collectors. Died January 5, 1967.


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Aboriginal Remains in the Middle Chattahoochee Valley of Alabama and Georgia. Lancaster, Pa.; New Era Publishing, 1909.

Adventures on the Highroad, Here and There in Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon, 1930.

Alabama Trade Bead Checklist. Lancaster, Pa.; G. B. Festermaker, 1974.

By-paths in Alabama and Some Houses by the Side of the Road. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1929.

Edward Harris, Friend of Audubon. New York; Newcomen Society, 1947.

Engineers of Yesteryear. Montgomery, Ala. ; Paragon Press, 1928.

Fourteen Adams Avenue; a Story of Two Houses. Montgomery, Ala., 1929.

Handbook of the Alabama Anthropological Society, 1920. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1920.

Highway Boats and Bridges. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1929.

Historic Highways in Alabama …. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1929.

Indians in Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama State Department of Archives, 1950.

Lilies, Lions and Bag-pipes; Tales of Other Days in Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1930.

A Little Black Volume; the Story of Curiosity’s Reward. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1930.

Mile Stones Along Alabama’s Pathway. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1931.

Montgomery Glass Collectors Third Exhibition, May 8-16, 1938. Montgomery, Ala.; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1938.

The Montgomery True Blues Scrap Book; Rebuilt June 28th, 1938. S.l.; s.n., 1955.

My Memories of John Witherspoon DuBose. Montgomery, Ala.; Walker Printing Co., 1966.

Old Volumes. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1937.

The Organization of the Confederate Post Office Department at Montgomery and a Story of Thomas Welsh Provisional Stamped Envelope. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1960.

The Pageant Book, Official Program of the Ceremonies and the Pageant in Celebration of Alabama Home Coming Week, May 5-6, WPWPC. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1926.

Romance of Beginnings of Some Alabama Industries; an American Pilgrimage Address. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Publishing Co., 1939.

Secret Medicine Societies of the Seneca. Lancaster, Pa., 1909.

Some Old Alabama Books I Have Known. Montgomery, Ala., 1963.

The Southern Indian Trade; Being Particularly a Study of Material from the Tallapoosa River Valley in Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1935.

A Travel Log, One of a Series of Historical Stories of Trips Through Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1928.

Turning the Pages in Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1932.

Vilula and Something of the Brannons from There. Montgomery, Ala.; Walker Printing Co., 1966.

The Years of the Alabama Historical Society. Montgomery, Ala.; Walker Press, 1964.


Arrow Points; a Monthly Bulletin of the Alabama Anthropological Society. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Anthropological Society, 1920-

MONGLACO; Bulletin of Montgomery Glass Collectors. Montgomery, Ala.; Montgomery Glass Collectors, 1934.

Montgomery Glass Collectors Monthly Bulletin. Montgomery, Ala.; Montgomery Glass Collectors, 193?-.