The Majorie L. Smith Slide Collection depicts changes to cotton agriculture in the early 1960s. This collection is comprised of 71 color slides taken by Majorie L. Smith in and around Hayneville, Lowndes County, Alabama showing various stages of cotton production; from picking cotton by hand to machine harvesting and processing in the cotton gin to making the bales ready for market.
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.
Scrapbook, journals and autograph books of three generations of women in the Snow and Hogan families of Tuscaloosa, Alabama during the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Abby Hazard Snow; daughter, Caroline Snow Hogan; Caroline's sister-in-law, Mary S. Hogan; and Abby's granddaughters, Abby and Mazie Hogan.
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.
Records of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Alabama for 1966-1969.
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.
This collection consists of 21 one-inch binders of cartes de visite portraits, small card photographs from the second half of the nineteenth century. A range of Southern studios are represented.
The collection consists of documents generated or received by The Southern Courier, 1965-1969.
Genealogy research materials pertaining to Southern families and locations, digitized from private holdings. The collection currently contains a book of records from two cemeteries in Mobile, Alabama.
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.