The bulk of the collection contains outgoing correspondence from Norton, written primarily from Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas, to Lottie Irene Hooks Norton, dating from the period of their courtship through their marriage and the births of their daughters, recounting information about family matters, difficult economic times, and providing news of Norton's recreational activities.
Letters of a soldier in the 18th Michigan Infantry to his wife, written from Decatur, Stevenson, and Huntsville, Alabama and Nashville, Tennessee, 1864-65.
Diary of Edward R. Norville, a Mobile, Alabama, river pilot.
A brief note written in German. Translation not available at present.
Late 19th century ledger with handwritten notes regarding the history, legends, significant members, and language of the Choctaw Indians. A significant portion of the book deals with the Choctaw language. The book also contains two type-written pages of information about the Choctaw. The back cover of the book includes the name of the author.
Type-written book by R.D. Spratt on the history, legends, significant members, and language of the Choctaw Indians. The book contains photographs pasted onto pages. Attached to the endcover is a letter to Mary Gorgas from Wade Coleman that also includes photographs.
Advertisement for Nott's and Gliddon's forthcoming book, Types of Mankind: or, ethnological researches, published in 1854.
Two transactions records pertaining to H. C. Weisenburger's Novelty Wood-Working and Repair Shop and one letter to Weisenburger from C. Locklin asking about money owed.
Two letters written in Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania reporting on money, property, livestock, and a business dispute.
The collection contains a letter from Anna M. O'Brien, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, to her brother, John, about their ancestry and membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution.
A letter from Mrs. Joseph O'Neil of Louisville, Kentucky to William McAdams of Kansas, Illinois. Mrs. O'Neil writes on behalf of her husband about Company "I" of the Illinois Regiment to which he belonged.
Scrapbook of this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, women's group
Contains reports on and photographs of UA campus buildings that were slated for destruction.
Photocopy of page one of the 10 September 1911 issue of The Montgomery Advertiser featuring Alabama writer, Mrs. Ina Marie Porter Ockenden. This was the eighth article in the series "Alabama Women Writers."
Ledger from a small general store in Nauvoo, Walker County, Alabama showing sales and expenses of this family business, 1920-37. The ledger includes notations for jury duty and union dues.
Broadside listing the thirteen rules of conduct for "all concerned" which included: freedmen, employers, and employees regardless of color.
Twelve scrapbook pages that have prints of Civil War officers and battles painted by H. A. Ogden.
A couple's scrapbook of a trip from Urbana, Ohio, through Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia.
The collection contains one mimeographed form letter from the Old Fiddlers' Association of Alabama. It is part minutes from a meeting of the organization on August 12, 1926, and part recruitment letter.
This collection contains newspaper articles about covering the peace negotiations in Paris after World War I, Memorial Day ceremonies at American cemeteries in the 1920s, letters, photographs, postcards from France and Albania, press credentials, and Oldshue's dog tags.