PBO is a collaborative IMLS National Leadership grant funded project (2003-2007) between The University of Alabama and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It features 19th and 20th c. book covers with rich metadata in a searchable database along with a multitide of other materials including galleries, essays and teaching tools.
This collection contains a letter written by H. K. Puckett to Mr. Buckland about his experiences during World War II. He was stationed in the South Pacific with the USAFFE. The USAFFE took charge of planning and tactical control under the command of Major General MacArthur, Lieutennant General Richard K. Sutherland and Major General Richard J. Marshall. Puckett began his service as a medic and later flew around New Guinea with the Overseas Motion Picture Service. Eventually he operated a radio station. The letter is in response to a request for information about a dollar bill with markings on it. The markings are dates and places most likely marked by a member of the Air Corps. He mentions photos and the names of those in them. Radio actor Jack Benny, famous harmonica player Larry Adler, and actress Mary Nash are among the pictured.
Letters to Laura Pullen in Leighton, Alabama, from her husband R.B. Pullen in Tennessee and from a friend or family member Dora. The letters discuss travel and family.
Includes two letters to Bessie Pyle of Chandlersville, Ohio and one to Tara Pyle, also of Chandlersville. The letters discuss cold weather, Christmas, and plans to visit.
V.L.P, a young man in Burbank, Ohio, discloses his thoughts primarily concerning high school, his personal creeds, and his ambitions for his future education or employment. He shows a studious and philosophical nature, but also writes news of daily events, friends and family members.
Letters written from the First Frontier District of Texas, of which Quayle was commander, providing information on Confederate military dispositions, 1862-64. Quayle's correspondents included James Bourland, H. E. McCulloch, and James Webb Throckmorton.
Scrapbook primarily covering the club's activities and meetings from 1926 to 1947, although there are a few items from the 1980s tucked inside.
Single quilt pattern piece with instructions for selecting fabric colors and cutting.
The collection contains one letter written from an unnamed railroad worker, written from Louisville, Kentucky, to Quinn in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, asking to be transferred to a position with the railroad located in Harrodsburg so that he may return to his family home and six children.
One letter from R. P. to her niece and nephew, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Munyan of Portsmouth, Michigan, discussing daily life.
Letter from J. H. R. to his cousin, written on 21 August 1870 from LeRoy, Illinois concerning life in LeRoy and a misunderstanding between the writer and his cousin.
Letter from M.M.R. written to John on 16 August 1872, giving information about several acquaintances and explaining that there has a good deal of rain recently.
A flirtatious letter written by Merle R. in Blanche, Tennessee, to Kelly Burnwell in Madison County, Alabama, about weather and Not Like Other Girls by Rosa Nouchette Carey, originally published in 1884.
Original and typed copy from Radford to Lieutenant Commander T. C. Harris, discussing a possible attempt to rescue Jefferson Davis, a prisoner at Fortress Monroe.
The collection contains one letter written from Raffee in West Branch, Iowa, providing information regarding farming as carried on by her father, who had recently moved to Nebraska.
Funeral, memorial, and wedding worship bulletins primarily from the Decatur, Alabama, area, between 1957 and 2013.
This collection contains a letter from Clara H. Rall of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, to a friend about her recent marriage and gives details about the furnished brick house into which she has recently moved.
Before it became a rallying cry and part of a title for a best-selling book, Rammer Jammer was The University of Alabama's celebrated humor and literary magazine. Published between 1924 and 1956, the Rammer Jammer captured a spirit and pride in The University of Alabama through jokes, articles, cartoons and photographs. Among the many contributors to the magazine over its thirty-two years of publication include some of UA's most notable alums including Harper Lee, Vic Gold, Gay Talese, Albert Boutwell, Grover Smith, Carl Elliot, and Mary Harmon Black (the future Mrs. Paul "Bear" Bryant).
A receipt from Jacob Ramser to Alpheus Baker for payment of $1000 for a slave named William, aged about 20, who is missing parts of three toes on his right foot.
Three small ledgers, compiled by Dr. Charles Edward Ford of Roanoke, Alabama, from 1920-1952, listing birth records for Randolph County, Alabama.