The historical manuscripts collection consists of over 1800 collections -- over 11,000 linear feet of historical and literary manuscripts, reflecting the history and culture of Alabama and the Southeast from the colonial period to the present. Collections include papers of a number of former Alabama congressmen and senators, records of businesses ranging from general stores to iron and coal companies, records of churches and social and professional organizations, and personal papers of individuals and families. The collections document the lives of people of diverse backgrounds, from farmers and plantation owners to soldiers, politicians, educators, and others.
Papers and radio scripts written by this University of Alabama graduate.
List of pastors, rules of decorum, the church covenant, and baptism lists, 1838-1904. It also includes an article, "Chronicles of the First Baptist Church," by Tom Garner, clerk.
Print of " The First Battle Between 'Iron' Ships of War" engraving, entered according to act of Congress in the year 1862 by Henry Bill in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the U.S. for the District of Connecticut."
Contains record books, 1820-1948; list of baptisms, 1845-1894; Board of Trustees record books, 1838-1911; Board of Deacons minute book, 1886-1888; and miscellaneous other documents for this Tuscaloosa, Alabama church.
The First United Methodist Church of Prattville, Alabama 1969-1970 membership directory contains a schedule of programs and services along with photos of church members and directors.
Two letters sent to Edmund Fish of New York from his mother, 1862.
Letters from this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, physician to his wife and children before and after he was shipped to France during World War One. Includes a photograph of Fitts.
This collection consists of seven letters from Kenyon Putnam Flagg, United States Army, stationed in France and Germany, to his mother, Mrs. R. A. (Charlotte) Flagg, Albion, New York. He writes about how the French live, the weather, states he is "responsible for the training of 2000 men," and about the war.
Letters of a commission merchant in the Caribbean and on the Mississippi River, and his family.
Transcript of a presentation by John C. Fletcher at the Alabama Clergy Conference, 1970, on the impact of industrial society and the post-industrial revolution on the youth of America
Small broadside of the 14-verse poem, Flight of Doodle! about the First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas), with each Confederate state's performance in the battle making up a stanza.
One handwritten letter from Florence in Crystal River, Florida, to her friend. The contents of the letter concern a trip taken by Florence and day-to-day life.
Items relating to Walter Flowers and Jennie Shaw Flowers as students at the University of Alabama, including commencement programs, SGA and WSGA ribbons, Triangle ribbon, library card, and invitation to a dance
This collection contains one letter from Edith Floyd to Eloise Jackson, possibly her sister. The letter concerns Charles Floyd, Edith's husband, who is missing following the fall of the Philippines in 1942.
Ten etchings of Edwin Forbes' Life Studies of the Great Army.
Forsyth's United States Army Air Corps World War II era dress uniform and an article about his dog.
Page from the 27 April 1861 issue of Harper's Weekly with an illustration of the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter.
An essay on the history of Fort Toulouse, constructed in 1717 near Wetumpka, Alabama
Bettie Fort of Bolivar, Tennessee writes cousin Mrs. Aaron Thorp Dowagiac, Michigan, about her recent marriage and new life.