Papers of a Confederate Army officer and Northport, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama resident, including his diary from the final months of the Civil War.
Letter from Confederate soldier stationed in Tullahoma, Tennessee, to his Mother in March of 1863, in which he refers to the fight at Murfreesboro and refers to Union soldiers stripping the people of their corn and stock.
Letter from Alex Ruckman, written in Marietta, Ohio on 29 July 1880, to Captain Clark in West Virginia, explaining his absence.
Letters from Sergent Porter B. Rudolf, Jr. and Corporal. Roy P. Rudolf to their parents in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. The letters (the majority of which are from Roy) describe daily life in France, mainly after the cease fire on November 11, 1918, and the abundance of rumors about going or not going home.
The collection contains three letters written by Runion, stationed for basic training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, during World War II, to Miss Wiladean Brown in Jamestown, Indiana, providing information about daily life in the army camp.
Account book for an unidentified general store, possibly owned by T.B. Rush.
Contains almost daily entries written between April 1835 and July 1836, recording daily sales at a general store in Mount Willing, Alabama.
Presidential pardon dated 18 September 1865
Written to her brother R.D. Robbins in Andover, Massachusetts, Russy's letter details her garden of lilies and plans for pomegranate and guava trees in the future. She also tells a scandalous story about a mutual acquaintance from home whose daughter eloped with a "Dutchman" at the age of 18.
A postcard from Ruth, in Gardena, California, to her parents in Oneida, Kansas. She writes about the upcoming birth of her child.
Papers (including a family history, a short story, and an essay) and daily logs of this engineer in the early days of the Alabama Highway Department.
Sadie and Jack are married or engaged and write to each other on stationary from Louisville, Kentucky, with a few details of their day-to-day doings while parted.
A copy of vol. 44, no. 8 (25 January 1844) and vol. 44, no. 57 (15 July 1844) of the Salem Register published by John Chapman and Charles W. Palfray in Salem, Massachusetts.
This collection contains one letter from Doyal Sanders in New York City, to his father in San Angelo, Texas. He told his father he was enjoying his job in the Army and had received letters from other family members.
The collection contains one "Schoolday Memories" book from Pleasureville High School in Henry County, Kentucky, and includes an autograph from A. B. Chandler, Governor of Kentucky.
This collection consists of the correspondence, manuscripts and galley proofs, as well as reviews and notices of Elise Ayers Sanguinetti, the Alabama author of "The Last of the Whitfields" (1962), "The New Girl" (1964), "The Dowager (1968), and "McBee's Station" (1972). Although there are no special restrictions placed on access to the Elise Ayers Sanguinetti papers, literary and copyrights to her published and unpublished writings have not been granted to the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library and remain the property of the author. They may be viewed but not photocopied.
Letter from Sara, written on 13 April 1908 in Reynoldsville, to Irl asking him to come visit.
This collection contains a thank you note from Sarah Isabelle of Buena Vista, Colorado, to James for Christmas presents and birthday wishes. She also mentions her new role tending the chickens on the farm and enclosed a picture of her feeding the chickens.
A letter from Troy D. Savage of Lexington, Kentucky to Charles Shanks in Honolulu, Hawaii about Mrs. Shanks' suit for divorce.
A collection of framed portraits and other photographs, most of men serving in World War I and World War II, many of them African American.