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Frank Everard Ardrey, Jr. Photographs

Identifier: 2008-022

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of eighty black and white photographs of Alabama trolleys and railroads such as Birmingham Electric, Ensley and Bessemer RY, Birmingham Tracing Company, Alabama Power Company, Selma Electric, Anniston Electric and Gas, Mobile Light and RY, Southern Railroad and the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio railroad, and train stations in Alabama.


  • 1912 - 1974

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are responsible for using the materials in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright claimants in collection materials. Copyright for official University records is held by The University of Alabama. The library claims only physical ownership of many manuscript collections. Anyone wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of literary property rights or copyrights. Please contact Special Collections ( with questions regarding specific manuscript collections. For more information about copyright policy, please visit: Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal implications, for which the University of Alabama assumes no responsibility.

Biographical / Historical

According to a web search Frank Everard Ardrey, Jr. was born in 1920. His father was Frank Everard Ardrey, 1888 - 1971, and his mother, Blanche Winifred Lawrence, 1891 - 1987. He may have been taking photographs of the railroad through the south for Southern Railway for publicity and the company magazine Tie.


0.416 Linear Feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



This collection consists chiefly of photographs relating to the railroads, trolleys, and railroad stations throughout Alabama.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The University of Alabama Libraries acquired the Frank Everard Ardrey, Jr. photographs from Charles Apfelbaum.

Processing Information

Processed by Anthony Fava and Marina Klarić, 2008.
Guide to Frank Everard Ardrey, Jr. Photographs
Finding aid created by Marina Klarić, July 2013
July 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266