Newspaper clippings, transcripts of interviews, press releases and presidential convention media packets, covering people and events and their influence on Alabama.
This collection consists mainly of personal correspondence from Smith to his mother during World War I, letters received from several of his cousins, financial and legal papers, and photographs. It also contains miscellaneous items related to Smith's father, legal papers of his mother, a letter written to Mrs. Smith from her sister Netta Tutwiler, and a small quantity of financial and legal papers of a cousin, Margaret Roberts Ellington. The papers are fragmentary, with a gap spanning a period of almost thirty-five years, from the 1930s through 1963. The strength of the collection lies in the World War I material, particularly in Paoli Smith's correspondence, which offers a wartime perspective on his own life, the lives of non-combatants, and the effects of war upon the countryside.
Handwritten definitions and summaries of legal cases tried between 1869 and 1877, relating primarily to railroad interests and personal property law.
Two letters, dated 9 and 15 June 1896, to James H. Fitts, regarding a portrait of Easby-Smith's husband, William Russell Smith, given to the University of Alabama.
Papers, primarily business, of this Centreville, Alabama, attorney.
This collection is comprised of 30 photographs depicting antebellum architecture in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the 1920s. Photographs were taken by Sydnia Keene Smyth for her master's thesis in 1929.
Papers, books, and photographs belonging to Mabel Smythe-Haith, former ambassador to Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, concerning academics, diplomacy, and civil rights.
This letter contains traveling arrangements and plans for a visit to New York City between friends H. Snow of New York City and Armam Levassar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The collection contains 359 United States Land Office certificates of title for soldiers, their heirs, and assignees, dated from 1848 to 1881 and arranged alphabetically by the last name of the soldier. The land grants (generally 40 acres) were given in token of military service during the Creek, Cherokee, and Seminole Indian Wars, the Mexican War, the Florida War, and the War of 1812 or in recognition of volunteer service in a state militia.
Letters of this Chicago, Illinois, based company to their agents in Montgomery, Alabama, concerning land development projects in southern Alabama in the late nineteenth century.
Photocopy of a print of the picture, "The Southern Confederacy Senate Chamber in the Capitol at Montgomery, Alabama, During Open Session - the Hon. Howell Cobb Presiding - from a Sketch by our Special Artist."
The collection consists of documents generated or received by The Southern Courier, 1965-1969.
The by-laws (with amendments) and minutes of regular and special called meetings of the Southside Baptist Church of Tuscalooas, Alabama, from 1961 through 1995.
The Souvenir Postcard is blank on one side while the other features a black and white photo of a young man encircled by painted symbols of patriotism and learning.
Certificates from Sowell as Alabama's State Auditor, granting the American Surety Company of New York the authority to become sureties on the official bonds of State, County, and Municipal officers, etc.
A letter from J. Pinnell of Danville, Virginia, to Thomas Carter of Virginia about cotton sales and requesting information about a possible smallpox outbreak.
Letters from Dr. Edmund D. Spear Jr. of Boston, Massachusetts, to Millie Peterson and her mother, Mrs. A.R. Peterson, also of Boston, between 1880 and 1882, telling them of his affection for Millie. Also included in the collection are several newspaper clippings and poems, some regarding love and relationships.
A draft and a copy of a letter from Norene Speckman of Cincinnati, Ohio, to Mr. D.W. Jordan of the Missouri Pacific Railway Company. Speckman describes her experience riding on the overcrowded Colorado Eagle train.
Letters between Sperry and Willards and from family members and acquaintances. Letters discuss money, society, health issues, and everyday life. The Sperry and Willard families, of Ohio, were connected by marriage through Mary Sperry Willard.
Letter from Melissa Sprague, written on 5 March 1867, to her daughter, Julia, discussing family issues and problems. The second letter, written on the back of the first, to Julia and George (presumably her husband) from her father, J. Sprague, describes how wet and muddy the weather and roads have been.