Contains a newspaper article entitled "Yankee colonel wavered that terrible day, but orders were to burn U of A to ground" and the carbon copy of a letter from Charles G. Summersell to C.E. Williams about Phi Theta Kappa's presentation, "Vocata," commemorating the burning of the University of Alabama by Yankee soldiers in April, 1865, just weeks before Lee's surrender in Appomattox, Virginia. There are also four photographs to accompany the "Vocata" text with a page telling who is in photograph. Some of the people mentioned are Harriet Chappel Owsley (Mrs. Frank L.), Professor Bernard C. Weber, Charles C. Cantrell, Professor John Frazier Ramsey, Professor John F. Pancake, Professor Frank Lawrence Owsley (Sr.), Professor Charle Grayson Summersell, and Mrs. Charles G. Summersell.
Charter of the University of Alabama chapter of the freshman honor society
Letter detailing the movement of Union forces following the surrender of Mobile, Alabama, in April 1865.
The collection consists of one letter from Phillips to his wife Carroline [sic], written from Indianapolis, Indiana, on 9 September, no year stated. Phillips assures his wife early in the letter "that you are a going to get your bounty money," probably a reference to enlistment bounties that many states began to offer as enlistments began to drop off following the first flush of enthusiasm for the war. This suggests that the letter may date from 1862 or 1863 but there appears to be no other means of dating it. The remainder of the letter is largely devoted to describing how Phillips' friends are doing, although at one point he states "i [sic] tell you this is a lazy life[;] they are all sick of it."
Contains information about the Pickett and Williams families as well as the 15th Alabama Infantry Division; also includes a membership application for the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
This collection contains letters written to and from members of the Pickett family for over one hundred years. Most of the early letters, particularly the Civil War era ones, are written by the women of the family; Sallie, Cassie, Mary and others. The 20th century letters are all to Wingate Pickett Jr. in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri, most of them from his mother in Union Springs, Bullock County, Alabama. There are also some family history papers and other documents, including a portion of The Southern Literary Messneger (pages 199-256, no date given), a program card from a 1903 Montgomery Greys annual ball, an obituary for Mr. Eddie Ross Pickett (died March 5, 1994) and a tribute to Margaret Pickett (March 2, 1994; died January 4, 1994), and a hand-drawn family tree.
Ballots, voting lists, city council minutes, oaths of office, and correspondence related to elections in the town of Pickett Springs, Alabama, and a map of the area.
Framed, undated letter from Mary Pickford to Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
J. Pinnell of Danville, Virginia writes to Thomas Carter of Virginia about cotton sales. He also requests information about a possible smallpox outbreak.
Materials about Helen Keller and her companions, Annie Sullivan Macy and Polly Thomson. Much of the correspondence is written by Polly Thomson to Adelyn Hood.
This collection contains 41 letters written by Rolland Plattner, serving in the Pacific theater during World War II, to his friend and neighbor Charles Harold Regnier of Clifton, Illinois. Plattner's letters detailed his daily life in Army camps across Hawaii, New Guinea, and the Philippines.
Contains a list of books compiled by Haunted House Book Shop owner Cameron McRae Plummer.
This is a compilation of KatieAnn (Detweiler) Troyer's poems about her life and the lives of her family members, written between 1958 and 1968, in Fredericksburg, Ohio.
Letter from Secretary of State Sibyl Pool to a constituent.
A letter from John H. Poor to his niece, Fanny, in which he describes the day-to-day routine of a Civil War military camp.
An order made by C. R. Posh of Peoria, Illinois to Montgomery and Moore.
Postcards and souvenir travel booklets from the United States, Mexico, Cuba, and Wales, dating from the early 1900s through the 1960s.
The collection contains one postcard written from Nate to "Papa, mamma, and baby" while on vacation in Troy Center, Wisconsin. It features a small image of a young man and gives information regarding daily activities.
Personal letters addressed to John M. "Jack" Potter, a Private and later Private First Class in the United States Marines, during his duration on Parris Island, North Carolina.
The H. C. Powell Papers contain materials related to Powell's service during World War I and his service on the Board of Trustees of the Louisville Free Public Library.