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.
This collection contains a letter from Libbie N. Ransom of Kalamazoo, Michigan, to her friend, Charlie in which she admires his photographs and praises him as an artist. She also asks his opinion on a debate in Sabbath school.
The Rare Book Collection at the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library includes incunabula, titles from seventeenth and eighteenth century France and Britain, and eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century American works, including significant holdings documenting the Mississippi valley and travel and exploration in early America. Additionally, there are significant holdings relating to New Orleans and Louisiana. This online collection currently consists of an atlas of the 1796 voyages of a French general traveling as a spy on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers; the first edition of the famous mapmaker scientist Ptolemy's works (around 83-168 A.D) to include part of North America; and copper-plate etchings illustrating the life of the Union Armies during the Civil War.
Contains over 350 letters written by Mary Elizabeth McIlvain and Ralph J. Ratcliff over the course of their courtship, engagement, and marriage, with letters ending soon after their daughter, Dianna Alice, was born. They met through a mutual friend in 1941 and began writing letters late that year, with the friendship quickly turning into romance. Ralph's conscription into the army in 1942 meant that they spent much of the next three years apart, with the exception of furloughs and a period in 1943 when she lived with him in Buffalo, New York, before his next transfer. The letters end in mid-1944. Letters indicate that Mary was the one to propose engagement to Ralph. She was also the one who initiated the letter-writing. Both were working when they first met: Mary at a garment factory in Paris, Kentucky, and Ralph at a machine company in Cleveland, Ohio. Collection also contains other letters from friends and family, empty envelopes, pamphlets, newsletters, greeting cards from various occasions, and a photo album.
Letter from Margaret M. Ratliff of the University of Kentucky to Estill Wilson about an appointment to meet.
Contains one letter from Raymond, in summer school at Stevens Point Normal in Wisconsin, to his girlfriend Pearl. He discussed the other students, music he will send her, and another girl's romantic interest in him.
Letter from Charles Reese, probably a Quaker, to friend James Hallowell congratulating James on his engagement.
A collection of books by Alabamians, about Alabama, and/or published in the state of Alabama. These materials document the unique cultural and historical experience of Alabama.
A letter written on 21 May 1872, from G. Reid of Robinson, Illinois, to his brother and sister.
Letter written by Union sailor, J.D. Rence, to his mother on June 10, 1861, while aboard the U.S.S. St. Louis, moored near Fort Pickens, in Pensacola Bay, Florida.
Reverend Seraphim of Infant Jesus Monastery in Trichur, India, writes to the Reverend Mother Superior of St. Rose Convent in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, wishing Holy Season greetings.
The collection contains one letter written by Reynolds, a young girl in Nevada City, to Alice, giving news of daily life, specifically the recent Christmas holiday.
One postcard from Mother and Daddy of Riddle, Oregon, to Mr. and Mrs. Royce Reynolds of Harlan, Iowa. Topics discussed include family, friends, and winter weather.
William Reynolds of Indianapolis, Indiana, began this journal in 1855 while at Northwestern Christian University. It contains poems and songs, original essays, family news, and a chronicle of his 1858 journey from Indianapolis to New Orleans and back again.
Bernice Shelly writes from Tracy and Oakland, California, to P.F.C. Elmer E. Rhode, stationed in San Francisco, California, about her work as a waitress and at a factory to aid the war effort. A third letter makes a third-party reference to an encounter with Elmer Rhode written by Fred Kimball of San Francisco, California, to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Payne of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
G.T.S., a librarian, invites Mr. Cale Young Rice, a friend of the library in Louisville, Kentucky, to give a talk at a staff meeting.
Marcia Rice writes to parents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Munn of Dummerston, Vermont, from St. Louis, Missouri while on a trip with her husband. They made a stop in New Orleans where she visited the site of the Battle of New Orleans.
Letter from Ruth Richardson, of Acton, Massachusetts to her daughter, Ann H. Thompson and grandchildren in Landgrove, Vermont.