A continuing gift of Union Springs, Alabama native Dr. Wade Hall, this massive collection is a sweeping portrayal of Southern History and American culture in word, picture, and song. A portion of this incredible donation is sheet music from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century representing all styles, including ballads, popular and patriotic music, show tunes, country, western and music relating to American wars complements the blues, jazz, gospel, popular sound recordings from the early 1920s to the late 20th. century. This online selection contains only items published prior to 1923.
Letter written by Ellasue Wagner on 30 September 1931, from Seoul, Korea, to a potential donor to her mission work there.
This collection consists of a single letter by Wait, countersigned and approved by Lt. Colonel H. E. Jones, permitting Private Silas Dickens of the 56th Ohio Volunteer Infantry to pass from Algiers, Louisiana "to and through the city of New Orleans."
Letter from businessman in Toledo, Ohio, to prior associate in Hartford, Connecticut. Discusses land speculation, settlement of debt, and various other business dealings.
The collection consists of a single receipt, recording the payment of $150 by D.A. Boyd to Wall as partial payment for a team of mules, dated 5 February 1864. The remainder of the sum owed--$600--appears to have been due within a month of 8 February, although the wording is not clear. The high price for the team suggests that this transaction took place in the Confederacy, where inflation had reached ruinous levels by early 1864.
Nan Wallace received an invitation to a dinner and dance.
Contains photographs, correspondence, and typescript speeches written by diplomat George Platt Waller. Also contains a small journal and receipts related to his father's medical practice.
Letter from unidentified American soldier to his girlfriend, Montigny-sur-Aube, France, 29 December 1918.
This collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and genealogical material relating to the Walters and Calhoun families.
A collection of Walter correspondence, clippings, programs, and other materials relating to this writer, cook, and costume designer, collected by Mary Bess Paluzzi.
A letter dated 5 April 1935, to James A. Anderson regarding the raid on Tuscaloosa, Alabama by Union Army forces under the command of General John Croxton in April 1865. The author, at the time seven years old, witnessed the incident.
Page from the 2 November 1861 issue of Harper's Weekly, illustrating war scenes in and around Washington, D.C.
Letter from Booker T. Washington asking for financial support for the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute. The letter is dated November 12, 1915, two days before Washington's death.
This collection consists of a stamp and program commemorating the issuing of a Dinah Washington stamp.
A collection of papers, most of them relating to the business dealings of this Marengo County, Alabama family of cotton planters and slaveowners.
Statements from the Watkins Mercantile and Banking Company of Faunsdale, Alabama, detailing items purchased by Miss Winnie Walker in the last quarter of 1892.
This collection consists of one letter from Watson to John E. Boos, describing his experiences at the Battle of Gettysburg, where Watson fought as a member of the 13th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and where he had two comrades fatally wounded at his side.
A letter from John Watson, Deputy Magistrate of Georgia, to Acting Georgia Governor William Rabun, protesting the Executive's interference in the execution of his legal duties in the case of 59 Africans who were allegedly seized under Executive orders and later sold.
Letter from Walter R. Way, written on February 1, 1916, to unnamed loved ones. The entire letter is a passionate argument against the isolationists and pacifists in the United States before the first world war.
Letter written on 4 August 1865 to Orrville Wayne. The letter is in German and no translation is available at this time.