The collection documents the establishment of Woodward Iron Company industrial sites throughout Alabama; including industrial photos detailing construction, operation and workers everyday lives. Workers everyday lives photos address the personal side of the self-contained iron company with pictures of school houses, commissaries, Christmas events, living quarters, and include photos of other furnace sites in the state. Woodward family photographs begin with Joseph Hersey Woodward, founder of the Woodward Iron Company, and continues through his son Allen Harvey 'Rick' Woodward and grandsons Joseph Hersey Woodward, II and Allen Harvey Woodward, Jr. The collection documents numerous hunting trips, and a trip on their boat the 'Rickwood' to Florida, as well as other outings, and family and friends.
Correspondence, financial and legal records, annual reports, and employee newsletters produced by the Woodward Iron Company and members of the Woodward Voting Trust, from 1945-1977.
Wool dyeing instructions from an unknown author in Paisley, Scotland, detail recipes and instructions for black, blue, red, and yellow wool dyes.
Watercolor sketch of a Creek Indian painted by Edward Woolf
A collection of personal correspondence and essays on various Southern topics by this Marengo County attorney and politician.
Funded by an NEH grant, this project focuses on black working class social history of Birmingham, Alabama prior to World War II. It explores the implications of the immigration of blacks from the rural Deep South to urban metropolitan areas and for understanding the social history of first and second generation black wage earners within the context of urban-industrial development and social change in one New South city.
Collection of letters to and from service men and women during World War II.
A scrapbook of newspaper and magazine clippings covering World War II. Newspapers include the Dothan Eagle, the Montgomery Advertiser, the Birmingham News, the Alabama Journal, and the New York Times; the magazines include Life, Newsweek, The Nation and My Weekly Reader.
One report notebook containing correspondence, maps, and reports on coal fields and iron furnaces located in Alabama and Tennessee.
One letter written by a Civil War Union soldier in Pilot Knob, Missouri, discussing military engagements and camp life and inquiring about news from home.
An invitation to a high school dance from Camille Wright to J.D. Robertson.
This collection contains diaries, correspondence, and other materials related to four generations of this Tennessee/Alabama family.
A letter from Lou Wright of Logansport, Indiana, to John G. Lenny of Madison, Indiana, regarding payment for land purchased by Wright.
An extensive collection of correspondence, diaries and legal and financial papers relating to John Henry Irby Wynn (1787-1854), teacher and farmer in Limestone County, Alabama, and his son Alexander Montgomery (1823-1897), daughter-in-law Martha (Curtis) Wynn (1826-1907), and grandson John Robert Wynn (ca. 1860-1896). The diaries include accounts of Alexander Wynn's trip to Arkansas in the 1850s.
This collection consists of letters and papers pertaining to various members of this large Hale County, Alabama, family. The letters are written by: Osmun Appling Wynne; his wife, Frances Laura Anderson Wynne; their children, William Appling, Martha, John, Laura, Elizabeth (Bettie), Thomas Osmun, and Julia; by the Wynne childrens' suitors, friends and spouses; and by Laura Wynne and Bestor Coleman's children and their friends.