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Dauphin Island, Alabama, public development papers

Identifier: W-0148

Scope and Contents

The collection contains real estate development papers, including building restrictions/protective covenants and plat maps, of Dauphin Island, Alabama. The papers cover development pushes in 1953, 1958, and 1961. There is also a price list for the lots in 1953 and an ad for the 1958 Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.


  • 1953 - 1961


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.

Biographical / Historical

Dauphin Island is a town in Mobile County, Alabama, on a barrier island--also named Dauphin Island--in the Gulf of Mexico. In 1519, the Spanish explorer Alonzo Pineda was the first documented European to visit, staying long enough to map the island with remarkable accuracy. The island's French history began on January 31, 1699, when the explorer Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur D'Iberville, one of the founders of French Louisiana, arrived at Mobile Bay and anchored near the island on his way to explore the mouth of the Mississippi River.


0.075 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Papers and plat maps of real estate developments in Dauphin Island, Alabama, in 1953, 1958, and 1961.

Physical Location

A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama


Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Related Materials

Southern Alabama Emigration and Development Company letters, A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama


Title on box: A. S. Williams III Americana Collection - Small Collections

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2014



Guide to the Dauphin Island, Alabama, public development papers
January 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266