Collection contains letters to Ora Ferguson in Louisville, Kentucky, from her husband Clarence and nephew William Peyton. Clarence writes home while in Miami, Florida. Two of the letters are from her nephew in Syria. He writes to her about the situation in Jerusalem and other parts of the Middle East.
The Stepin Fetchit Postcard depicts a scene from the movie The County Chairman. The postcard features an autograph by Fetchit.
A conveyance of land in Montgomery, Alabama, dated 3 March 1833, to Jonathan Mayhew and George Whitman.
An entertainment program from the Fifth United States Army Special Services in the 1960s, featuring the Union Barrack-Ades, entertainment troupe from Louisville, Kentucky.
A Free French Relief arm band, featuring a swastika and the words "Sous la Botte Nazie (Under the Nazi Boot)," and a printed poem in English by Marie C. Benney entitled "France," about the Nazi suppression of freedom in France.
Handwritten manuscript by Birmingham author Julia Neely Finch describing "an old-time Southern Mammy."
Correspondence by and to Julia Neely Finch, as well as her poetry and short stories, written between 1890 and 1926. There are also letters to her son, Edwin W. Finch, written by her daughter, Lucine Finch, and her nurse/companion, Nurse Scott. There is also a small handwritten and typescript collection of Julia’s poems and short stories and a Common Place Book which served as a scrapbook of her published pieces.
The historical manuscripts collection consists of over 1800 collections -- over 11,000 linear feet of historical and literary manuscripts, reflecting the history and culture of Alabama and the Southeast from the colonial period to the present. Collections include papers of a number of former Alabama congressmen and senators, records of businesses ranging from general stores to iron and coal companies, records of churches and social and professional organizations, and personal papers of individuals and families. The collections document the lives of people of diverse backgrounds, from farmers and plantation owners to soldiers, politicians, educators, and others.
Papers and radio scripts written by this University of Alabama graduate.
Publication of the Alabama Institute of Aeronautics for the British Cadets
List of pastors, rules of decorum, the church covenant, and baptism lists, 1838-1904. It also includes an article, "Chronicles of the First Baptist Church," by Tom Garner, clerk.
Print of " The First Battle Between 'Iron' Ships of War" engraving, entered according to act of Congress in the year 1862 by Henry Bill in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the U.S. for the District of Connecticut."
Contains record books, 1820-1948; list of baptisms, 1845-1894; Board of Trustees record books, 1838-1911; Board of Deacons minute book, 1886-1888; and miscellaneous other documents for this Tuscaloosa, Alabama church.
The First United Methodist Church of Prattville, Alabama 1969-1970 membership directory contains a schedule of programs and services along with photos of church members and directors.
Two letters sent to Edmund Fish of New York from his mother, 1862.
Letters from this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, physician to his wife and children before and after he was shipped to France during World War One. Includes a photograph of Fitts.
This collection consists of seven letters from Kenyon Putnam Flagg, United States Army, stationed in France and Germany, to his mother, Mrs. R. A. (Charlotte) Flagg, Albion, New York. He writes about how the French live, the weather, states he is "responsible for the training of 2000 men," and about the war.
Letters of a commission merchant in the Caribbean and on the Mississippi River, and his family.
Transcript of a presentation by John C. Fletcher at the Alabama Clergy Conference, 1970, on the impact of industrial society and the post-industrial revolution on the youth of America
Small broadside of the 14-verse poem, Flight of Doodle! about the First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas), with each Confederate state's performance in the battle making up a stanza.