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"Historical Sketch of the Presbyterian Church in Tuskaloosa, Alabama.", Circa 1901, holograph, typescript ; 0.25 inch
A paper titled "Historical Sketch of the Presbyterian Church in Tuskaloosa, Alabama." It includes lists of pastors, elders, and deacons, 1820-79.

Handmade Memory Book with Photos , circa 1910 , 0.05 linear feet
Handmade memory book consists of small photographs, perhaps of school friends, accompanied by handwritten verse.

H. C. and Company ledger , 1868-1870 , 0.1 linear feet (1 item)
Ledger that shows the day-to-day finances of the store, including who bought what items and the price paid

Albert J. "Ab" Haas, Jr., Letters, 1943 -1945, 15 letters, 27 pages
Letters from Carpenter's Mate 2nd Class Albert J. "Ab" Haas of the 8th Naval Construction Battalion to his brother, Lt. Robert Haas of the 345th Bomb Group. The letters describe the food, the lack of liberty and the general living conditions, as well as hopes that he, Robert and another brother, Pete (also in the armed services) make if home ok.

George E. Haas Letter, 1945 April 2, 1 letter, 2 pages
A letter, written by Lt. George E. Haas of the 676th Squadron, 444th Bomb Group to his cousin, Lt. Robert Haas of the 5th Air Force, 345th Bomb group, 500th Squadron, detailing the number of missions he has flown.

Lillian Hackney Diary , 1937 , 0.05 linear feet
A young girl, probably pre-teen or early teen age, Lillian Hackney describes in her diary her daily activities during a vacation taken in 1937.

Wiley Hagler papers , 1901-1972 , 1 linear foot
Correspondence, school papers, clippings, and photographs.

George Haglund Correspondence , 1926, 1929 , 2 letters
Two letters sent to George W. Haglund of Red Oak, Iowa. One letters was from the endowment committee of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows branch in Des Moines, Iowa, asking for his assistance in soliciting funds, and the other from his father J. W., discussing mainly financial matters.

Edward D. Haigler Montgomery Law School materials , 1972-1980 , 0.05 linear feet (5 items)
Newsletter from the Montgomery County Bar Association that contains information on the history of the Montgomery Law School in Montgomery, Alabama.

C. W. Hale letter , circa 28 July 1864 , 0.1 linear feet
One letter from C. W. Hale, Union soldier, to his father, 28 July, possibly in 1864. Almost the whole of the letter relates to the health of Hale and his comrades in arms.

Maud Hale Letter , 1889 September 23 , 0.05 linear feet
Letter written on 23 September 1889 by Maud Hale to Rose from Pleasant View. In it she tells Rose the news of various family and friends

Edward Hall letters , 1837, 1840 , 0.05 linear feet (3 items)
Business letters to Addin Lewis in New Haven, Connecticut, from Hall in Mobile, Alabama, 10 March and 15 April 1837 and 17 August 1840.

Edward V. Hall World War II diary , 1941-1943 , 0.08 linear feet
World War II diary detailing entry into Flight Training School twelve days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1942.

James Hall Collection , 1863 , 0.1 linear feet
Contains a letter to James Hall from his brother, Jeremiah, a Union soldier, dated October 1863, as well as a framed photograph of a soldier notated "James Hall" on the obverse and a pair of eye glasses with their case.

Mrs. Oscar Hall scrapbook , 1918-1919 , 0.1 linear feet (1 item)
Scrapbook created by Birmingham, Alabama, resident containing clippings and other items related to World War I, particularly Birmingham soldiers and sailors.

Sturdivant Hall Photographs, 1920s, 11 photographs
Black and white snapshots of unidentified outdoor scenes, some showing people at a large gathering. One photograph identified on back as "Dr. James Allen Kyser".

Thomas B. Hall Letter , 1861 , 0.1 linear feet
This collection contains a letter from Hall to his cousin Mary, written from Camp Beauregard in Alabama, discussing drills and camp life; he says the only thing he doesn’t like is that he “can’t go see the fairer sex.” In the letter he describes his manservant “Jackie” as one of the cleverest fellows he ever knew.

Wade Hall Collection of Drawings and Sketches , circa 1945 , 0.1 linear feet
Various sketches and drawings in pencil, pen, and watercolor. Two are signed "Doug."

Wade H. Hall Photographs, 1860s-2000, 16,000+ photographs, 150+ albums, negatives, slide
Photographs and albums collected by Hall. Almost every type of popular 19th and early 20th centruy photographic process is represented in this series. As the photographs are not the product of one person or family, the breadth of time periods, geographic locales and subject matter is vast. Geographically, the bulk of the series reflects the American heartland--Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. Locales are not, however, limited to this region. All parts of the United States are represented, as well as parts of Europe, South and Central America, Asia, the South Pacific, North Africa and the Middle East. The subject matter of the series varies widely, but common themes include: family vacations, recreational activities, military personnel and camps, rural life, fairs and expositions, natural disasters, landscapes and scenic images in U.S. national parks.

Wade Hall Collection of Illustrated Envelopes , 1861-1968 , 0.2 linear feet
The collection contains illustrated envelopes donated by Dr. Wade Hall. The illustrations on the envelopes range from simple to highly ornate.

Mary M. Hallowell letters , 1864-1865 , 0.05 linear feet (21 pieces)
Letters written to Mary Hallowell from various government officials in Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, regarding her request for help for "refugees" from Tennessee during and immediately after the Civil War. These refugees were Tennessee residents who had remained loyal to the Union during and had moved farther north during the War.

Peter Joseph Hamilton papers , 1832-1900 , 0.2 linear feet
Biographical documents concerning Peter Joseph Hamilton.

Rachel Duke Hamilton Papers , circa 1950 , 0.2 linear feet
A photocopy of a typed draft of the manuscript of a biography of Judge Peter J. Hamilton written by his youngest daughter, Rachel Duke Hamilton Cannon (sometimes noted as Rachel-Duke).

C. Hammel letter , 1888 October 8 , 0.05 linear feet
A letter from C. Hammel of Callamer, Ohio, to Mr. S. F. Colvin of Fullertown, Ohio, discussing the price of a stove and payment in barrels of cider and apples.

Ralph Hammond Photographs, , 35 photographs
Black and white photographs of Alabma mansions possibly taken by Ralph Hammond. They are: Thornhill, Green County; Shorter, Eufaula; Dunklin Home, Greenville; Rosemont, Forkland; Watts-Parkman-Gillman Home, Selma; The Banks Home, Eutaw; Magnolia Grove, Greensboro; The Foster Home, Florence; Forks of Cypress, near Florence; Belle Mina, Belle Mina; Watkins-Moore-Grayson, Huntsville; The Leroy Pope Home, Huntsville; Bibb Mansion, Huntsville; Oak Lawn, Huntsville; Grainswood, Demopolis; Carlisle House, near Marion; Glanville Plantation, Glanville; Mount Ida, near Talladega; Presidents Mansion, Tuscaloosa, and Gorgas Home, Tuscaloosa.

George W. Hamner papers , 1815-1870 , 0.4 linear feet
Contains notebooks kept by this Montgomery, Alabama, resident on natural and civic historical topics.

Hamner-Danzy Family records , 1905-1993 , 0.67 linear feet + flat box (?)
Includes a wide variety of materials related to the Hamner family of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. The documents cover most of the family's activity during the twentieth-century.

Hamon and Glazer families letters, circa 1980, 16 letters
The collection contains sixteen letters corresponding between members of the Hamon family in Lexington, Kentucky, and the Glazer family in Staten Island, New York. The letters discuss the mother's operation, general health and well-being, work, and deaths of friends.

Wade Hampton Letter, 1814 June 18, 1 letter, 1 page
Letter from Wade Hampton to John Bynum postponing a meeting they had arranged.

W. F. Hanby pension application , 1907 July 8 , 0.05 linear feet (1 item ; photostat)
Application, dated 8 July 1907, filed in Jefferson County, Alabama, for a Confederate veterans' pension.

Myrtis Handley Photographs, 1947-1963, 39 photographs
Black and white class photographs of students and teachers at Mt. Olive School in Mt. Olive, Alabama, where Handley was a teacher.

W. A. Handley letter , 1871 March 8 , 0.05 linear feet (1 item)
Letter written to the U.S. House of Representatives at the beginning of his term as a member of the House.

Archimedes Hank petition and letters , 1836 , 0.05 linear feet (3 items)
Petition to Alabama Governor Clement Comer Clay from the citizens of Morgan County, Alabama, on behalf of Archimedes Hank, to repeal or reduce penalty for forfeiture of bond for failure to appear in court.

W. G.[?] Hann letter, 1847 October 19, 1 letter
A letter from W. G.[?] Hann to Thompson M. Parish, concerning the transfer of Hann's slave Lucy to Parish in lieu of a debt, 19 October 1847.

Ruth Hannas letters , 1924-1958 , 0.1 linear feet (27 items)
Letters from Frieda Lawrence and Angelino Ravagli to Hannas from 1924 through 1958.

Virginia Hansen scrapbook , 1916-1917 , 0.1 linear feet (1 book)
Scrapbook kept during the 13th annual session of summer school for teachers at the University of Alabama, June 8-July 19, 1916, that includes photographs, autographs, anecdotes, notes of social events, a newsletter, and postcards of University of Alabama scenes.

Julia Hansicker Letters , 1871 , 2 letters
Julia, a girl away at school in Oxford, Ohio, writes to her mother in Illinois and Indiana respectively, about the trials of social and school life, including a strict diet enforced by her teachers that has caused her to lose a lot of weight.

A. B. Hanson records , 1888-1891 , 0.05 Linear feet (3 items, 3 pieces)
Letterbook from 12 March to 15 May 1888, other correspondence and cases, a ledger labeled "pleadings" between 18 July 1888 to 26 February 1891 containing general correspondence and cases, and other miscellaneous material from 1888.

Cornelia and Hans Hanson papers , 1914-1932 , (15 letters, 4 invitations, 1 card, 12 envelopes,
Contains letters, cards, and invitations sent to Cornelia and Hans Hanson and their daughter Luella, of Viroqua, Wisconsin. Letters discussed news of family and friends.

R. L. Hanvey collection , circa 1920 , 0.05 linear feet (3 items, 3 pieces)
A collection of Ku Klux Klan material, including a copy of the handbook "Kloran," 5th ed., a leather wallet with the Klan seal, and a group photo of unidentified Ku Klux Klan women.

Jere Haralson letter , 1876 April 27 , 0.05 linear feet (1 item)
Letter written in 1876 by African American member of Congress from Alabama to the United States Centennial Commission in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, requesting an additional invitation for his wife to attend the opening of the Centennial International Exhibition of Industry.

Harco Drugs records , 1974-1997 , 2 linear feet
Miscellaneous materials including newsletters, an employee handbook, memoranda, sales, publicity and marketing information, and other items.

Oleta Lewis Hardesty Photographs, 1931-1933, 14 photographs
Black and white copy prints of University of Alabama coeds engaged in a variety of activities around campus, probably taken by Hardesty, a 1933 graduate of Alabama.

George G. Hardin poems and song , 1981-1986 , 0.05 linear feet (5 items)
Religious poems and hymn written by Hardin when he was in his 80s and 90s

John G. Hardin crop lien , 1875 July 19 , 0.05 linear feet (1 item; typescript)
Copy of a crop lien for $50 against the crop John G. Hardin will harvest on a plantation in Elmore County, Alabama, owned by B.S. Walkley.

George and Em Hare Letter , 1886 February 16 , (one letter)
Letter from George and Em Hare in Michigan to Sister and Brother. They discuss daily life and an upcoming trial.

James A. Hare papers, 1929-1969, 6.6 linear feet
A substantial collection of legal papers and correspondence that sheds light on Alabama Black Belt politics at the local level during the period 1934-68. The papers also document the duties and responsibilities of a solicitor and circuit judge for the Fourth Alabama Judicial Circuit.

Andrew Coleman Hargrove Papers , 1835-1911 , 2.4 linear feet
Personal and business correspondence, class notes, and financial records of attorney and politician, Andrew Coleman Hargrove of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The letterbooks and other correspondence is from 1866 through 1896. The last letter in the last book was written by Hargrove's son, Robert Jemison Hargrove in April 1896 after the death of Andrew Coleman Hargrove in December 1895. The collection also includes account books for the Oak City Club as well for the family's plantation.

Joseph Poleman Harkins papers , 1958-1966 , 0.05 linear feet (3 items)
Two publications, the Naval Aviation News, August 1966, and Tri-Supply, July 11, 1958, and a copy of a pamphlet about the Naval Air Technical Services Facility.

Hubert Hill Harper Political Cartoon Collection , 1950-1956 , 12 linear feet (180 drawings)
This collection contains political cartoons that appeared weekly in the early 1950s. The subjects of the cartoons are the Birmingham and Alabama school systems, the Geneva Convention, the Cold War, presidential candidates, and various other political figures and events.

Roland Harper Photographs, 1878-1966, 7500+ photographs and negatives, includes albums
Photographs taken by Harper including botanical and geological subjects as well as images of farms, people, houses and other everyday scenes. The photos cover 31 states, but the bulk are from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New York, California, Arkansas and Maryland.

Roland Harper papers , 1873-1967 , 63 linear feet
Papers of this Alabama Geological Survey botanist, including diaries, correspondence, research notes and writings, publications, field notes, plant lists, photographs, personal and family materials, reprints, cemetery records, transportation timetables, booster materials, race relations materials, scrapbooks, and clippings.

Florence (Daisy) Jaffray Harriman letter and clippings , 1941; 1963 , 0.05 linear feet (3 items)
A letter written by Harriman to Miss Harriet D. Mitchell, thanking her for a gesture of kindness, as well as a newspaper clipping from 19 April 1963.

Harris Family papers , 1861 , 0.1 linear feet (65 pieces; typescript transcripts
Includes typewritten copies of letters written between James William and Robert Harris, both serving in the Confederate States Army, and their family in Marengo County, Alabama.

Crittenden Harris papers , 1909, 1949 , 0.1 linear feet
Receipts from Greensboro, Alabama, stores and notes concerning the opening of the local telephone company in Greensboro in 1909.

Evie Eugenia Harris Diplomas , 1884, 1888 , 1.0 linear feet
Two diplomas awarded to Evie Eugenia Harris by the Tuskaloosa Female College in 1884 (Mistress of Arts) and in 1888 (Graduate in Art).

H. C. Harris letter , 1862 November 2 , 0.05 linear feet (2 items, 4 pieces ; original & t
Letter dated 2 November 1862, from Camp Forney, near Mobile, to his sister in Livingston, Alabama, discussing going into winter quarters, decrying the army and the plight of the common soldier, and vehemently expressing his wish for a substitute to take his place in the army during the Civil War.

Richard Norfleet Harris papers , 1865-1907 , 0.05 linear feet (7 items; photocopies)
Miscellaneous papers related to Confederate military service, including a pension application and muster roll of Capt. Lovelace's Company of Light Artillery.

Sampson W. Harris letters , 1848-1857 , 0.05 linear feet (5 items; 8 pages)
Letters from Senator Sampson W. Harris of Alabama, dating from 1848 to 1857, written from Washington, DC, to the Congressional Globe and to the Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable J.C. Dobbin.

Stella Searcy Harris Diploma , 1884 June 11 , 1.0 linear feet
Mistress of Arts diploma awarded to Stella Searcy Harris in 1884 by the Tuskaloosa Female College.

W. Stuart Harris manuscript, 1982, 1 item
Corrected manuscript and corrected page proofs for Harris’ book, Alabama Place Names, Huntsville, Ala.: Strode, 1982.

W. Stuart Harris papers, 1820-1864, 11 items, 24 pieces ; photocopies
Personal and military correspondence from notable Alabamians, including Peter Bryce, N. H. R. Dawson, L. C. Garland, and John Gayle.

Belle R. Harrison letters , 1895-1903 , 0.05 linear feet (6 items)
Letters to Harrison, a member of the Tuscaloosa women's literary society, the Kettledrum, relating to her book of poetry. Correspondents include Martha Young and Augusta Evans Wilson.

Jephta Harrison letters , 1822-1847 , 0.05 linear feet (4 items)
Letters to Harrison's father and brother.

L. A. Harrison Letter , 1891 January 6 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from L. A. Harrison of Kingston Center, Ohio to Clifton Stark of Mansfield, Ohio about the price of Stark's old land and the breeding of horses.

Letter from Harry to A. C. Dolsey , 1917 March 25 , 1 letter
Letter to Dolsey in New York City from her employer, Harry, who was in Asheville, North Carolina. He gives her instructions regarding paperwork.

Letter from Harry to A. C. Dolsey , 1917 March 25 , (one letter)
Letter to A. C. Dolsey in New York City from her employer, Harry, who was in Asheville, North Carolina. He gives her instructions regarding paperwork.

Letter from Harry to Libbie , 1908 November 12 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter written in 1908 by Harry of Stockton, California, to his cousin, Libbie.

Dr. John Harthan Letters , 1946-1950 , 0.1 linear feet
Dr. John Harthan of Peru writes to Wilma and Dr. Foord Bichowsky. The letters include the South American opinion of the United States' actions in Germany and the immigration of Jews into Peru.

John E. Harty, Jr., Letter, 1919 January 8, 1 letter and 1 envelope
Letter from a World War One soldier to his sister. He thanks her for the card, wonders why his letters are not reaching home, asks about friends and relatives, and states that a friend of his was killed.

Albert A. Hartzell Letter , 1882 May 17 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter to Albert A. Hartzell, a student at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and a member of Delta Kappa Episilon fraternity, from his mother about his father's writings.

Robert Haruish Christmas Card , 1944 November 27 , 0.05 linear feet
Christmas card from 2nd Lieutenant Robert Haruish to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clarke of Canton, New York.

W. P. Harvey Bill of Sale , 1886 October 13 , 0.05 linear feet
The collection contains a bill of sale for a one-third interest in a parcel of land located in Birmingham, Alabama, owned by W. P. Harvey and being transferred to T. T. Eaton.

Elizabeth Harwood letters, 1934-1984, .6
Letters received by Elizabeth Harwood from 1934 to 1984.

Lou Etta Haskett Letter , 1944 February 18 , 1 letter
One letter from Lou Etta Haskett of San Marino, California, to her friend Lizzie (Mrs. John McMurry) of Seymour, Iowa, with news of a potential real estate deal and various friends.

M. K. Hatjidimitriou Letter , 1959 August 13 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from M. K. Hatjidimitriou to John Marmarinos of Monticello, New York about collecting stamps and envelopes while in Cyprus.

Thomas Haughey letter , 1868 December 28 , 0.05 linear feet ( letter, 2 pages)
Letter written by Thomas Haughey of Alabama, dated December 28, 1868 and written from Washington, DC, to Ben Perley Poone providing a short biographical sketch. Mentions having to live in the north during the Civil War due to his anti-secessionist ideals.

Augustus Haven Correpsondence , 1838-1839 , 0.05 linear feet
The collection contains business letters written to Augustus Haven of Tyson Furnace, Vermont.

Ralph Murray Havens papers , 1943-1946 , 0.8 linear feet
Diaries, letters, and other papers related to Havens's service in the European Theater of Operations, 1944-1945.

Bessie Leach Hayden paper , circa 1953 , 0.05 linear feet (1 item)
Paper entitled "Then Came the Women: The University in the Nineties," written by Bessie Leach Hayden, Dean of Women, about the first sixty years of coeducation at the University of Alabama.

William C. Hayne letter , 1837 February 3 , 0.05 linear feet (1 item)
Letter from William C. Hayne of Charleston, South Carolina, to Lewis Bristol of New Haven, Connecticut, discussing immigrating to Alabama.

Samuel J. Hays letter, 1842 November 16, 1 letter
A letter from Samuel J. Hays of Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, to Andrew Jackson, announcing his embrace of Christianity, 16 November 1842.

Howell F. Hayslette letter and photograph , 1919 January 6 , 0.05 linear feet (2 items, 2 pieces)
Letter and photograph, from Hayslette in Conde, France, to "My Dear Mother," thanking her for a Christmas parcel and expressing longings for home.

Joyce Hayward Letter , 1943 February 28 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from Joyce Hayward from Australia to Mrs. Fitzsimons of La Grange, Illinois about her work in a factory.

Jennie Hazelton Postcard , 1900 May 22 , 0.05 linear feet
A postcard from Jennie Hazelton in Morrison, Illinois, to E. Elizabeth Bush in Sterling, Illinois. Hazelton discussed a cookbook.

Daniel M. Head Letter, 1964 May 11, 1 letter, 2 pages
The collection contains one handwritten letter from Daniel Head, a member of the Navy, to his grandmother, whom he refers to as "Mom." The letter was written from a place that experiences 24 hours of daylight.

Jesse C. Hearne, Jr. Scrapbook on the Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A. on the University of Alabama Campus, 193 , 1936 , 0.1 linear feet
Contains scrapbook kept by Jesse C. Hearne Jr., highlighting events of the Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A. groups on the University of Alabama campus in 1936. It is primarily newspaper clippings, but there are 13 photographs.

Hearst, Dennis and Company letterbook, 1871-1872, 1 volume
The 1871-72 letterbook of a firm in Richmond, Dallas County, Alabama.

Joseph Z. Hearst invoices, 1892 and 1903, 1 envelope, 2 invoices
Two sales invoices for building supplies and groceries purchased by J.Z. Hearst on two different occasions from two Alabama businesses: Holt, Agee, and Co. (Selma, Alabama) and Frank Bakin in Tilden, Alabama.

Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick letters , 1864 , 0.05 linear feet (13 items)
Letters from seven former students while prisoners of war in northern prison camps, requesting food, clothing, books, tobacco, and money.

Della Hedrick Letter , circa 1930 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from Della Hedrick of May City, Iowa, to her cousin about life at home.

Christopher Heft Papers, 1894-1906, 46 items (.1 linear foot)
Collection of journal articles about tuberculosis and a series of letters and other correspondence from Christopher Heft, a tuberculosis patient, to his family during his trip to the South in an attempt to cure himself of the disease.

Cornelia Dyer Heile letter , 1928 May 27 , 1 letter, 4 pages
A letter by Heile recounting her memories of Abraham Lincoln, his assassination, and his son Tad.

Jerusha Hemphill diploma , 1865 , 0.05 linear feet (1 item)
A diploma for having completed the course of study at Tuscaloosa Female Academy, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Aileen Kilgore Henderson papers, 1967-1998, 6 linear feet
Drafts and final manuscripts of the works of this award-winning Alabama childrens author, and correspondence with her editor and with her fans.

Bert Henderson poems and correspondence , 1962 , 0.05 linear feet
Two poems Henderson submitted for publication in the Alabama Bible Society Quarterly in 1962 and related correspondence.

James A. Henderson papers , 1865 December 1-4 , 0.05 linear feet
Writings of James A. Henderson of the Twelveth Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment while stationed at Centre, Alabama, in December 1865.

Rev. E.A. Henderson Photographs, circa 1905, 4 photographs
Albumen prints of Chickamauga Battlefield in Georgia and Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee; labeled on back "Received by Rev. E.A. Henderson when on a trip to Norge, Virginia, to visit Rev. Jacob Tweeten, probably taken 1905 or about that time."

Hendrix (Nobel?) Photographs, early 1900s, 24 photographs
This collection consists of black and white photographs showing railroad workers using heavy equipment built by the American Hoist & Derrick Company, an old line heavy iron manufactinf company dating back to 1881 based in St. Paul, Minnesota. It's St. Paul plant closed in 1985. Several photographs were taken by C. C. Geiger from Boaz, Alabama. Several photographs are depicting groups of people: Sigma Alpha Epsilon group, Miller Annex, Mess Hall, Baldwin County, Morgan County, Montgomery County, Covington County, Limestone County, Jefferson County, and Dallas County group; unidentified group of men sitting in front of a stone with inscription "Tushkalusa, The Indian Chieftan, 10/18/?"; large portrait of an unidentified man, and photograph with identified individuals (Stella Palmer, Mayes, F.H. Bostran, Murphy, Hodges, and Boles.)

C. N. Henkle letter, 1878 January ?, 1 item
A letter dated January 1878, to Mrs. J. Avery, detailing Henkle's involvement in Croxton's Raid, a spring 1865 Union Army foray into west Central Alabama, and the Union seizure of Tuscaloosa in April 1865.

Ford W. Henry Letter , 1856 December 5 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from Ford W. Henry of Toledo, Ohio, to Mrs. Jakey about hog prices.

Roemol Henry letter, 1951, 1 item, 2 pieces
A letter containing genealogical information about St. Sauveur Francois Bonfils, a Napoleonic exile who served as professor of modern languages and literature at Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, 1847-1849.

Heritage Study Club scrapbooks , 1965-2012 , 1.2 linear feet
Scrapbooks of this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, women's organization documenting their monthly meetings, trips, and events.

Zell George Hermann papers , 1913-1984 , 0.75 linear feet
Includes items pertaining to University of Alabama graduate, Zell George Herman, and his wife's, Maxcine S., army and nursing (respectively) training and educational pursuits.

Zell George Hermann Photographs, 1919-1995, 8 photographic albums, 500+ photographs
Black and white and color snapshots of Zell George and Maxcine ("Mac") Shores Herman. Chronicles the life of Zell and Mac Herman from the late 1940s to Mac's death in 1995.

Emma Hertler letters , July, 2013 , 0.05 linear feet
Five letters and a Christmas card, all written to Emma Hertler of Ann Arbor, Michigan, between 1964 and 1977.

Dr. Herman W. and Mattie Hesse Photographs, 1930, 1 album/scrapbook
Photographic album of Dr. Herman W. and Mattie Hesse of their trip to Europe abord the S.S. Berlin in June 1930. Contains photographs and picture postcards of famous European landmarks in England, Western Europe, and Canada.

G.W. Hewitt Letter, 1876, no date, 2 letters, 3 pages
Letters written by Goldsmith W. Hewitt during his tenure in the United States House of Representatives to Ben Perly Poon, editor of the Congressional Directory.

Alexander Hicks Letters , 1866 , 3 letters
The Alexander Hicks Letters contain three letters written probably during or shortly after the conclusion of the American Civil War. Hicks writes that he is in reasonably good health, his company of soldiers has an abundance of clothes and food, and hopes to return home soon. One letter, written from Hicks' sister, begs to know if he is dead or alive.

Letter from Hilda to Mrs. Sherman F. Gilpin , 1952 , 0.1 linear feet
Hilda writes to Mrs. Sherman F. Gilpin of Wyncote, Pennsylvania, about her lodgings in Texas and further travel plans to Mexico.

Almira Hill property inventory , 1872 January 1 , one inventory
Contains one inventory, written by N. Hill, of Almira Hill's farm property and livestock.

Alleen Hill Letters , 1949-1971 , 0.1 linear feet
Alleen Hill's girlhood friends write to her in Louisville, Kentucky, with news about their lives and reminiscences of a childhood in Greenville, Kentucky.

Senate Lady: typescript , between 1963 and 1974 , 0.2 linear feet
Incomplete typescript of Henrietta McCormick Hill's memoirs, later published as "A Senator's Wife Remembers: From the Great Depression to the Great Society"

Lister Hill papers, 1921-1968, 801 linear feet
Subject files, correspondence, reports, and other materials by, to, and about this Alabama senator.

Phil E. Hill general store records, 1873-1874, 1 item, 175 pieces ; photocopy
An account ledger for a general store in Fairfield, Alabama, possibly owned by Phil E. Hill

Sally HIll Letter , 1834 September 6 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from family members Polly Wilson and Nancy Sladen of Acworth, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, to their sister and aunt, respectively, Sally Hill of Paupon, Cook County, Illinois.

Sarah Jane Hill Letter, circa 1860, 1 letter, 4 pages
This collection contains one letter form Sarah Jane Hill to "Dear Brother Hopkins" about family, health, and death.

Hillel Foundation records , 1944-1976 , 7.2 linear feet
Records, mostly correspondence of Rabbi Henry A. Fischel (1948-1956), relating to the activities of the Hillel Foundation and its role in student life at the University of Alabama.

H.B. Hillen Letter , 1862 , 0.1 linear feet
Letter from H.B. Hillen, a Union soldier in an Indiana regiment, written shortly after the Battle of Fort Henry, 1862.

James Hillhouse letter, 1835 April, 1 item
A letter from the minister of the Greensboro Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, Alabama, to an unidenitfied recipient discussing Hillhouse's wishes for the Presbyterians to reform the Catholic Church.

Earl F. Hilliard Papers , 1977, 1995-1998 , 0.4 linear feet
Correspondence, clippings, notes, and publications from the office of Congressman Earl F. Hilliard, representative for Alabama's 7th Congressional District from 1993-2003.

Henry Washington Hilliard correspondence , 1841-1887 , 1.5 linear feet
Contains photocopies of correspondence of Henry Washington Hilliard with others, regarding his various diplomatic appointments, as Foreign Minister to Belgium and Berlin.

Bill Hilton Letter, 1944 September 12, 1 letter, 1 page
Second page of a V-Mail letter from Staff Sergeant Bill Hilton to his mother, Mrs. E.R. Hilton of Crafton, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in which he tells her not to send any heavy socks as the army issues new socks about once a week “while the bullets are flying…”

"History of Fairview Presbyterian Church from Orgaganization to Present Date, April 23rd, 1889”, 23 April 1889, 4 pieces
A brief history of this Perry County, Alabama, church, dated April 23, 1889.

Henry Hitchcock papers , 1793-1840 , 0.2 linear foot
Correspondence (1801-1836) and a journal (1826) of a journey from Cahawba, Alabama, to Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City, returning to Alabama by way of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and the Gulf of Mexico. Photocopies of original material in the Missouri State Archives.

L.N. Hitchcock letter, 1838 August, 1 item
Letter written from Mobile, Alabama, to Gideon Luger, discussing government problems

Anna Hitzig Letter , 1968 , 0.1 linear feet
Anna Hitzig's short note to Mrs. Sutter tells about a new club member, Mrs. Neil Christian, who has just paid her dues.

Catherine Hixon letter, 1853 July 17, 1 item
A letter dated 17 July 1853, from from Pike County, Alabama to her friend, Mrs. Elizabeth Horn at St. Andrews Bay, Florida. It discusses family matters and health.

Samuel F. Hobbs Photographs, 1907, 1 album
Photographic album, labeled on cover "Poison: a Farce." Scenes show individuals in costume for a theatrical production, probably at the University of Alabama, where Hobbs was a law student in 1907.

Samuel Francis Hobbs Papers , 1921-1952 , 47.8 linear feet
Correspondence, memoranda, pamphlets, government publications and other materials concerning Samuel Francis Hobbs's career as the U.S. Congressman (1934-1951) from the 4th district of Alabama.

Thomas Hubbard Hobbs diaries , 1840-1862 , .4 linear foot
Diaries of an Alabama lawyer, planter and legislator from Athens, Limestone County, Alabama. Includes a three-month diary from 1862, when Hobbs was Captain of Co. F., Ninth Alabama Infantry Regiment.

W.E. Hobson, Jr. Papers , 1938-1966 , 4 linear feet
A large collection of scrapbooks, containing twenty-nine volumes of information on the Tuscaloosa, Alabama area, one volume on historic Tuscaloosa homes, one volume of political information and two volumes on local history.

Jack Hodges Property Tax Assessment List , 1869 April 15 , 0.05 linear feet
List of property, both real estate and personal property, for tax purposes.

Elizabeth Anne Hodo letter, 1844 September, 1 item
Letter written from Pickens County, Alabama, to Elizabeth Boswell, discussing school, friends, and social life.

Don Hoefs Letter , 1934 , 0.1 linear feet
Don "Bud" Hoefs writes to his friend about high school and stamp collecting.

H. Holden Letter , 1887 August 9 , 0.1 linear feet
H. Holden of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania writes to a cousin about the happenings in the community and her health.

Edna Lee Holladay diary , 1936-1939 , 0.2 linear feet
Diary (and transcription) kept by Edna Lee Holladay during her college days at the University of Alabama

Henry Holland Letter, circa 1900, 1 letter
The collection contains one letter from Henry Holland in Montreal to "My dear Bob" in Buffalo (NY?). The letter is handwritten and the first page is cut horizontally through the center. He tells Bob that he is working in Montreal at a whole sale dry goods store, how he is now independent, Arthur has been sick, and that he wishes to see him around Christmas.

Ann Hollis letters , 1943-1946 , .33 linear feet
Letters, postcards and telegrams from World War II pen pals to this former Montreat College student and resident of Headland, Henry County, Alabama.

John L. Hollis papers , 1940-1960 , 0.1 linear feet
Autobiography of John Lawrence Hollis who was a superintendent at Mitchell Dam on the Coosa River near Verbena, Alabama, in the early and mid- twentieth century.

N.H. Holmes paper, not dated, 1 item, 41 pieces
Contains a paper entitled "The De Luna Expedition" about Spanish explorer Tristan De Luna's establishment of a short-lived colony in what is now Pensacola, Florida, in 1559.

Holmstad Family Letters , 1946-1962 , 60 letters
Sixty letters written to Sarah (Sigrid) and Norval Holmstad of Stoughton, Wisconsin, by various friends and relatives in Norway. Letters are written in Norwegian.

Barrie Lucien Holt Papers , 1841-1950 , 2.4 linear feet
Contains the papers of Barrie Lucien Holt, covering his life as a capitalist, planter, financier and Quartermaster General of the Alabama National Guard. Holt was an organizer and majority shareholder in the Prattville Cotton Mills and Banking Company, as well as a partner in D.M. Snow and Company which owned a hardware store and engaged in money-lending. The bulk of papers are from the latter 19th and first decade of the 20th century.

James Holt carpentry notebook, 1848, 1 book
This collection consists of an account book created by this Montgomery, Alabama, carpenter, with notes and entries relating primarily to the purchase of construction items such as nails, plaster, boards, etc.

Samuel Holt letter, 1854 April 20, 1 letter
A business letter from Samuel Holt of Marengo County, Alabama, to August Whiston in Mobile, Alabama, about a shipment of cotton.

Thomas E. Holt Diary, 1942 - 1945, 1 diary, 130 pages
World War II diary of Capt., then Major, then Lt. Col., Thomas E. Holt of Company C, 343d Engineer Regiment.

Henry Holtz Letters, 1880-1882, 3 letters
Letters to Henry Holtz in Kentucky. The letters refer to romantic conflicts between Holtz and his girlfriend.

Holy Spirit Church, Louisville, Kentucky, Christmas Program , 1940 , 0.05 linear feet
A Christmas program from the Holy Spirit Church in Louisville, Kentucky, from 1940.

Bruce A. Hood paper, not dated, 1 item
Paper entitled "Some Rambling Thoughts on the American Negro and Current Related Issues," describing life for African Americans since emancipation

James Hood "Crimson White" Collection , 1963 , 0.1 linear feet
Typed and edited copies of James Hood's editorial to the "Crimson White", as well as six copies of the "Crimson White" (9 June through 26 September 1963) and an undated campaign letter from Hank Black.

Nathaniel H. Hood letter , 1834 October 26 , 0.1 linear feet
An 1834 family letter from Nathaniel H. Hood to his son, Captain William A. Harrison, of Pickens County, Alabama.

Admiral Samuel Hood collection, 1788-circa 1900, 3 items
ncludes letter written from British Admiral Hood to Earl Cornwallis as a letter of introduction for a Mr. Bayard; engraving of Joshua Reynolds portrait of Hood, printed in 1831; clipping from newspaper with brief biography of Hood, circa 1900.

William Stanley Hoole papers , 1920s-1980s , ca. 13 linear feet
Correspondence, writings, speeches, clippings, research materials, manuscripts of published monographs, and other materials written or collected by this historian and dean of the University of Alabama Libraries.

William Stanley Hoole Photographs, 1903-1990, 2 photographs
Photographs of C.S.S. Alabama model.

Johnson J. Hooper notary bond, 1839 May 27, 1 item
A bond dated 27 May 1839, posted in order to serve as notary public in Tallapoosa County, Alabama.

Hopewell Baptist Church historical information, 1822-1913, typescript; 0.1 inch
A list of original members and some of the pastors of this Alabama church by an unknown author.

A. F. Hopkins letter, 1844 December 11, 1 item, 4 pieces;
A letter from Hopkins to Silas Parsons of Huntsville, Alabama, about the debt and finances of clients

Frank H. Hoppe letter, 1918 September 6, 1 letter
One letter from Frank H. Hoppe, serving with the American Expeditionary Force in France, to his sister, Mrs. Anna Addie, of Agra Kansas.

B. V. Horne letter, 1853 December 27, 1 item
Letter to Elizabeth (possibly his wife) explaining his financial situation.

James W. Horner Photograph, May or June 1943, 1 photograph
Black and white photograph of the University of Alabama Marching Band. Colonel Butler was the director at that time. Photograph was taken in front of the Amelia Gorgas Library.

Mary Lee Hosbrook diary , 1871-1872 , 1 diary, 95 pages
Diary of this young woman from Madeira, Ohio, whose entries include descriptions of ice skating, visits with family and friends, daily life, and art school classes

William Hoskins letter , 1796 March 31 , 0.05 linear feet (1 item)
Letter dated 31 March 1796, from Hoskins in Bordeaux, France, to James Swan in America, addressing potential business prospects.

Hotel and Motel Keys Collections , After 1930 , 0.1 linear feet
Various hotel and motel keys from Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, New York and Illinois.

Hotel Caldwell Bill , 1891 May 12 , 0.05 linear feet
The collection contains one bill from the Hotel Caldwell, located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Donald Householder Letters , 1944-1945 , 0.1 linear feet
Staff Sergeant (later, Master Sergeant) Donald Householder writes to his parents in Erie, Michigan, from various encampments on the French and German fronts during the conluding months of World War II.

George Smith Houston Letters, 1842-1861, 8 letters, 13 pages
Letters, dated from 1842 to 1861 (five holograph and three typescript copies) written by George Smith Houston. The holographs are recommendations for various positions and the three typescripts are copies of letters and may be copies of letters in the Alabama Department of Archives and History. One is to D.S. Dalton that contains Houston’s corrections to Dalton’s biographical sketch. The other two letters are written to Governor A. B. Moore of Alabama in which he reports on the political conditions of Walker, Winston, and adjacent counties.

Miriam Houston Photographs, circa 1950s, 19 photographs
Balck and white shots of individuals and groups of women.

Sam Houston letters , 1853-1857 , 0.05 linear feet (3 items, 10 pieces; photostats)
Letters from Huntsville, Texas, to "My Dear Miller" and "My Dear Smith."

William and Dorothy Houston letters and photograph , 1917-1920 , (15 letters, 8 envelopes, 1 postcard photograph)
Letters written by William Penn Houston, Dorothy Carroll Houston, and various friends and relatives detail the couple's courtship and marriage. They lived in Cincinnati and California.

"How to be a Civilian", circa 1953, 1 typewritten document, 1 page
Typewritten document addressed to "all persons returning to the United States." The document instructs U.S. soldiers "how to be a civilian" upon returning home to the United States from the Korean War.

Pamphlet commemorating inauguration of Howard College, 1959 April, 1 item
Pamphlet that commemorates the inauguration of Howard College (now Samford University) president Leslie Stephens Wright. The pamphlet includes lists of past presidents and board of trustees members along with a program for the ceremony, including lists of representatives from the various colleges and organizations on this Southern Baptist college campus.

Frances M. Howard Letter , 1839 August 1 , 0.1 linear feet, 1 letter
Letter to Elizabeth A. Bostwick from her sister, Frances M. Howard, in Georgia. Letter discusses the weather, plants, and society issues.

R. Howard letter, 1960, 1 letter, 2 pages
The collection contains one typewritten letter from R. Howard of Bernard Quaritch, Limited, in London, England, to R.C. Riebel of Louisville, Kentucky. Howard is offering to sell a somewhat damaged copy of "Shakespeare: Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies" for 17,000 pounds ($47, 600).

R. H. Howell, et al., petition, 1898 March 23, 1 item
Petition dated 23 March 1898 from citizens of "Beat 15," which included Montgomery and Crenshaw Counties, to the Board of Revenue, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama. The petition requests the construction of a road to be called the "Grady Road."

Fletcher and Jean Howington Family Papers , 1826-1999 , 20.5 linear feet
Correspondence, writings, sermons, church bulletins, and personal financial papers relating to this Methodist minister and his wife in Alabama.

David Hubbard letter, 1841 October 8, 1 letter, 2 pages
: Letter written by David Hubbard from New York City, New York, dated October 8, 1841, to John M. Read, Esquire of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania concerning the late Bank of the United States and the power of Congress to grant a charter for it.

Guy Ward Hubbs manuscripts , 1981, 1987 , .2 linear feet
Includes the manuscripts of two books by Guy Ward Hubbs, who received his doctorate from the University of Alabama. The works include Tuscaloosa County, Alabama: An Illustrated History and Rowdy Tales From Early Alabama

Mattie McAdory Huey Photographs, pre 1937,
Photographs of Confederate monuments and UDC members, as well as pages from Mattie McAdory Huey's History of the Alabama Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy (Opelika, ALP: The Post Publishing Company, 1937), compiled during her term as President of the Alabama Division of the UDC.

Huffy ____ Letter, 1936, 1 letter
This collection contains one letter from "Huffy" to "Old Thing." The only location given is London. Huffy discusses travelling, needing money, and that he can't stay away any longer. The letter is mostly illegible and convoluted.

Hughes family papers , 1885-1919 , 7 linear feet
Letters written by brothers Arley and Eli Hughes while serving in the Army during World War I and late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artifacts of this large, rural Alabama family.

William R. Hughes letters , 1862-1864 , 11 letters, 26 pages
Letters from Chattanooga, Tennessee; Meridian, Mississippi; and Richmond, Virginia, primarily to his wife in Northport, Alabama, and also to his mother and other family members during the Civil War. The letters include news of family and friends, accounts of camp life, and other matters.

Joseph S. Huhn Diary , 1865 , 0.1 linear feet
Pocket diary of Union soldier, Joseph S. Huhn of Company "F" of the Ohio 114th Infantry, documenting daily activities between 1 January and 21 August 1865. The remainder of the diary is miscellaneous information and a series of exam questions.

William Bradford Huie collection , 1911-2009 , 20 linear feet
Correspondence and papers, photographs, video and sound recordings, and artifacts of Bill Huie and his family members throughout the span of his life.

Oscar Hultier postcard , 1958 January 30 , 1 postcard
Oscar Hultier, a citizen near Kewanee, Illinois, sent a postacrd to Willard Breckenridge of Rockford, Illinois, concerning a road trip to visit family.

Ellsworth Hults diary aboard the U.S.S. "Galena," February 1864 - November 1864 , 1864 February - November , 0.2 linear feet (diary in phase box)
The diary of the paymaster's clerk aboard the U.S. Steamer "Galena" from February through November 1864. There is also a transcription of the diary and a photograph of Admiral James Forsyth "the tallest man in the American Navy, 6 ft 6."

Daniel R. Hundley diary, 1861-1864, 2 item, 342 pieces ; photocopy, typescript
Hundley's diary covers the years 1861-64. The entries discuss secession and preparations for war, wartime service, private thoughts, news from home, and other matters.

C.S.A. Submarine H.L. Hunley , after 1863 , 1 linear feet
Print of a pen and ink sketch of the C.S.A. submarine, H.L. Hunley

Ben Hunt scrapbook , 1906-1922 , 0.2 linear feet
Scrapbook of Hunt's years in the Sigma Chi fraternity at the University of Alabama.

Raymond Hunt Photographs, 1933, 17 photographs
Color photographs taken by Raymond Hunt of the C.S.S. Alabama model constructed by him. Includes images of the finished model, the varous stages of construction, and close-ups showing the model's detail.

James Hunter and Company Letter , 1839 June 13 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from James Hunter and Company of New York City, New York to Watson, McGill and Company of Petersburg, Virginia about tobacco sales.

Robert W. Hunter field order , 1863 July 13 , 0.05 linear feet
Field orders for a strategic withdrawal from Major Robert W. Hunter / AAAG (C.S.A.) at General Edward Johnson's headquarters to Colonel B.T. Johnson of Jones' Brigade

Huntsville and Madison County, Alabama, paper , circa 1809 , 3 items pieces
A paper containing a list of trades and professions in Huntsville, Alabama, and describing the geography of Huntsville and Madison County. Includes original, typewritten copy, and photocopy

Huntsville, Alabama Receipts, 1916-1917 , 1916-1917 , 0.05 linear feet
Two receipts from Huntsville, Alabama, for groceries in 1916 and 1917

Benjamin Hurd Letters , 1863 , 0.1 linear feet
Two letters written by Benjamin Hurd while stationed in Tennessee with the 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, to his brother stating that "Richmond has fallen into our hands" and that the Rebels "fight like the Devil."

Hurricane Plotting Map, "Florida Living" , 1954 August 22 , 2.2 linear feet
Pages from the 22 August 1954, Florida Living magazine, with hurricane information in the Miami/Miami Beach area of Florida, and includes a map of hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico, between 1926 and 1950, plotting their courses through the area.

Hurtel family papers , 1877-1948 , .4 linear feet
The collection relating to this Mobile, Alabama, family consists of a family history by Caroline Garrett and newspaper clippings on Mobile Mardi Gras celebrations, dedication of the Confederate war memorial, and various other items of general Mobile interest.

John C. Huser Letter , 1872 June 22 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from John C. Huser, a New York merchant, to W. Scott and Son about a supply of butter.

Franicis Lee Husted Letters , 1943-1944 , 0.1 linear feet
Letters to and from Seaman Francis Lee Husted of Hicksville, Ohio who served in the U.S. Navy Armed Guard (U-6) during World War Two. The letters and cards are written by members of the Husted family to Francis along with some of his responses.

Huston family papers , 1831-1937 , .8 linear feet
This collection contains correspondence, photographs, and other materials created by the Huston family in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, and extended family in Mobile, Alabama. Most materials center around George Waring Huston, who was killed in World War One.

Marg Hutz letter , 1915 June 17 , one letter
Contains one letter written by Marg Hutz to her friend Jo Renaud and her family in New Orleans, Louisiana. The letter was written on stationery from the Grand Hotel in Bucharest, Romania, and discussed the sights around the city, including gypsies and carriages.

Hans Höchersteiger Papers , 1938-1944 , 0.1 linear feet
Papers of a World War II German POW held in Canada.

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