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A. Mercer Daniel Photographic Album

 Collection
Identifier: 2022-003
Scope and Contents This collection is a personal photo album created by A. Mercer Daniel, a law librarian and the first African American member of the American Association of Law Libraries, documenting the 1910s–1960s with an emphasis on the 1930s. There are 216 photographs on 114 pages, mostly black and white and some sepia; most inserted into corner mounts, the rest adhesive mounted. Most photographs measure 2 ¼” x 3” to 5 ½” x 3 ½”, all are captioned. 22 photographs lacking from album and 2 with surface loss...
Dates: 1910 - 1960

A. S. Williams III Civil Rights Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WP-016
Overview This collection consists of photographs and manuscripts related to the United States Civil Rights Movement (1954-1968). The images depict major events, key figures, and opposition from hate groups. While the collection focuses heavily on Alabama, there are additional events and locations represented.
Dates: 1920 - 1985

African American Mounted Photographs Collection

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Identifier: WP-014
Overview A collection of thirteen black-and-white mounted portraits depicting African Americans.
Dates: 1920 - 1939

Alabama Nurses Association records

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Identifier: MSS-0044
Abstract This collection includes meeting minutes, 1913-1940, copies of the organization's newsletter, 1958-1972, miscellaneous newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, and correspondence, a few rosters, and papers relating to admitting African Americans to the association, 1949-1950.
Dates: 1913-1977

A.S. Williams III Alabama Banking collection

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Identifier: W-0196

Athelyne Celest Banks Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4105
Overview Papers that document the life of a prominent African American educator in Decatur, Alabama.
Dates: 1889-2008

Jesse Beene letters

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Identifier: MSS-0128
Abstract Two letters written from Cahawba, Alabama, to Rowland G. Hazard in Peace Dale, Rhode Island. The first, dated 14 July 1839, orders shoes for Beene's sixty-eight slaves and includes a list of slaves and a measurement of their feet in inches. In the second, dated 16 December 1841, Beene expresses dissatisfaction with both shoes and prices.
Dates: 1839-1841

Bill of Sale for Enslaved Man Named Zeke

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Identifier: MSS-0012
Abstract Bill of sale and warrantee for an enslaved person, Zeke, sold by W. S. Adkins of Lowndes County, Alabama, for $1600. The buyer's name is illegible.
Dates: 1860-02-16

Billie Jean Young Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3417
Overview The collection contains materials related to Billie Jean Young's one-woman show Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light… and other materials produced and gathered by Young.
Dates: 1983 - 2002

Walter P. Billings newspaper clippings

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Identifier: MSS-0157
Abstract Several newspaper clippings relating to the trial of several white men for the murder of Walter P. Billings, an African-America resident of Sumter County, Alabama, on 1 August 1874, and also a lengthy jury charge by U.S. Circuit Court Judge Ballard decrying violence used by the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist organizations against African-Americans.
Dates: 1873

Charlie J. Black papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0167
Overview Photocopy of Black’s autobiography, “After The Fact: 20/20 Hindsight,” which covers Black’s youth in Beatrice, Monroe County, Alabama, his upbringing, education, teaching career, and political life in Washington. Also, some correspondence and newspaper articles by Black.
Dates: 1985-1987

Booker T. Washington letter

 Collection
Identifier: W-0136
Overview 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.
Dates: 1915-11-01

Buford Boone papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0187
Abstract Correspondence, scrapbooks, litigation papers, speeches, editorials, etc., of this Pulitzer Prize winner and long-time Tuscaloosa News editor.
Dates: 1935-1968; Majority of material found within 1949 - 1968

Glenda Brewer research paper

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0208
Overview Research paper titled "Integration at the University of Alabama," submitted for seminar in African American history at the University of Alabama in 1975.
Dates: 1975

Brien Chapel A.M.E. Church records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0211
Overview Records of this African Methodist Episcopal church in Burnsville, Alabama, from 1924-1973.
Dates: 1924-1973; Majority of material found within 1926 - 1956

Brown Hill School Trustees' minutes

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0217
Overview Trustees' minutes, covering 1916-1924 (including parents' rolls), of this school for African American students in Loachapoka, Lee County, Alabama.
Dates: 1916-1924

Bruce A. Hood Paper

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0696
Abstract Paper entitled "Some Rambling Thoughts on the American Negro and Current Related Issues," describing life for African Americans since emancipation
Dates: 1965

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands labor contract

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Identifier: MSS-0230
Overview Labor contract dated 16 June 1865 with estate of Greene Underwood of Dallas Co., Alabama, binding former slaves to plantation in return for food, clothing and medical care
Dates: 1865 June 16

Joe W. Burleson deposition

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Identifier: MSS-0232
Overview Tuscaloosa, Alabama Circuit Court deposition, dated 3 February 1977, of the plaintiff in civil action no. 7984, Joe W. Burleson vs. National Broadcasting Co., et al.
Dates: 1977 February 3

Calhoun School Papers

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Identifier: MSS-0260
Overview Photocopy of the songbook "Calhoun Plantation Songs," 3rd ed. (1923) edited by Emily Hollowell, first published in 1901 to raise money for this Lowndes County, Alabama, school for African-Americans, and six postcard views of the school and students, etc.
Dates: 1891-1923

Carriere and Borduzat conveyance

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Identifier: MSS-0282
Overview Notarized document dated 22 April 1836, for sale of slaves in New Orleans by (Auguste) Carriere & (Daniel Gregoire) Borduzat to Prosper Foy.
Dates: 1836 April 22

Central Iron and Coal Company Photographs

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Identifier: 2007-009
Overview Central Iron and Coal photographic collection consist of images depicting different aspects of coal and iron production, from mining to building a furnace and transporting the material by train, as well as workers' houses, offices, and stores. Some of the photographs have locations identified as Bibbville and Vance, Alabama.
Dates: 1901 - 1903

Charles Robinson papers

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Identifier: W-0161
Overview Letters concerning Robinson's request for a commission in the "colored service" of the U.S. Army during the Civil War.
Dates: 1864 - 1865

Collection pertaining to the death of Martin, enslaved earthworks laborer for the Confederacy in Charleston, South Carolina

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Identifier: MSS-4341
Scope and Contents Eleven documents dated between September 14, 1863, and January 21, 1864, related to the conscripted labor and death of Martin, an enslaved man, and the evaluations and repayment to Thomas W. Chiles, a slaveowner. Martin, 24 years old, was conscripted by the Confederate government to build earthworks at a strategic location on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. Provided out of obligation to the Confederate Army, Martin suffered intensive labor and poor, disease-ridden conditions that caused his...
Dates: 1863-09-14 - 1864-01-21

Creole Social Club records

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Identifier: MSS-0374
Overview Insurance policies on the club house, an account book from a Mobile, Alabama, apothecary with the club, and tickets for social events sponsored by this African-American social club.
Dates: 1878-1902

Don Speed Smith Goodloe Papers

 Collection — Box: 4312.001
Identifier: MSS-4312
Scope and Contents This collection highlights the efforts of African American educator Don Speed Smith Goodloe to improve secondary education for African American students in Maryland’s segregated educational system from 1910 to 1911. The collection is composed of two series: Correspondence, 1910-1911, and Records for the Maryland Normal and Industrial School at Bowie for the Training of Colored Youth, also known as the Maryland State Normal School No. 3. The collection is strong in incoming correspondence as it...
Dates: 1910 - 1911

Donn Sanford photographs

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Identifier: 2010-021
Abstract Photographs of the first African American student admitted to the University of Alabama, Autherine Lucy, enrolling at The University of Alabama in February 1956.
Dates: 1956 February

W. E. B. Du Bois papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3889
Overview Typewritten works by DuBois, including an essay entitled "The Future of Africa in America" as well as a list of "Books on the African American"
Dates: Circa 1940

Ephraim Madison Henry papers

 Collection
Identifier: W-0114
Overview Correspondence, concert programs, and other documents from this Tuskegee Institute graduate
Dates: 1930 - 1947

Farm Security Administration Photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2009-093
Overview The collection consists of eighty copy photographs. Originals were taken by the Farm Security Administration's photographers of Alabama agriculture and industry during the Depression. Primarily images of white and African American sharecropper families and homes, churches, schools, and farm scenes. Photographs were taken around Moundville, Eutaw, Selma, Scottsboro, Greensboro, and Birmingham, Alabama. Originals are stored at the Library of Congress.
Dates: 1930 - 1942

Five Certificates Attesting to the Service of African American Sailors during the Civil War

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Identifier: MSS-4149
Overview The affidavits in this collection confirm the service of African American sailors during the Civil War
Dates: 1866-1869

Frank A. Rose Papers

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Identifier: MSS-1207
Overview Personal correspondence, files, and memorabilia collected by Dr. Rose during his tenure as President of The University of Alabama.
Dates: 1957-1969

Frederick D. Kennedy Vintage Glass Paperweight Collection

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Identifier: MSS-4181
Overview Vintage glass paperweight collection primarily featuring United Methodist or Methodist Episcopal churches around the turn of the twentieth century
Dates: Majority of material found within 1900 - 1972

Henry Gant Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4172
Overview Scrapbook, which covers over fifty years, focuses on the Gant family of Hiller and Brownsville, Pennsylvania, particularly on Henry Gant and his sons, Gene and Tim.
Dates: 1932-1988

William Gary receipt

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0563
Overview Receipt dated 28 January 1836 for a 19 year old slave, Bradley, bought by William Gary from Linoir Lassiter.
Dates: 1836 January 28

George Corley Wallace Photographs

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Identifier: 2009-210
Abstract Thirty black and white photographs depicting George Wallace at the University of Alabama 1973 19 November during the homecoming activities. It was the Alabama versus Georgia homecoming football game, and Terry Points was the first African American awarded homecoming queen.
Dates: 1973-11-19

Good Samaritan Hospital's School of Nursing Photographic Album

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Identifier: 2021-006
Overview One photographic album containing images and ephemera related to Gertrude Owens' time as a student at the Good Samaritan Hospital's Nursing School in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dates: 1951

Green Family Photographs and Ephemera

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Identifier: MSS-4285
Overview A collection of photographs and ephemera belonging to the Green family of Roanoke and Wedowee, Alabama.
Dates: 1890 - 1972

Bird Griffin papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0596
Overview Personal papers, mostly involving the activities of this Perry County farmer and justice of the peace.
Dates: 1805-1885

Wade Hall Collection of Stereocards

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Identifier: 2014-004
Abstract Collection consists of 1708 stereocards depicting scenes from all over the world.
Dates: 1874 - 1950

W. C. Handy Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1836
Abstract Contains one letter written from Handy to Columbia Records executive George Avakian and Handy’s answers to a questionnaire sent by Avakian.
Dates: 1955 November 30

Jere Haralson letter

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Identifier: MSS-0625
Overview Letter written in 1876 by African American member of Congress from Alabama to the United States Centennial Commission in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, requesting an additional invitation for his wife to attend the opening of the Centennial International Exhibition of Industry.
Dates: 1876 April 27

Hugh Davis Papers

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Identifier: MSS-1611
Abstract Extensive correspondence, business records, and receipts of this Marion, Alabama, plantation owner and attorney, and his family.
Dates: 1820 - 1898

Hugh Young Topographical Memoir on East and West Florida

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Identifier: MSS-4280
Overview This collection contains a handwritten copy of A Topographical Memoir on East and West Florida with Itineraries, a report written by US Army engineer Hugh Young in preparation for General Andrew Jackson’s 1818 march into Pensacola, West Florida, during the First Seminole War.
Dates: 1818

J. E. Mulkin Collection of African American Photographs

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Identifier: 2008-027
Overview This collection consists of 151 photographs and glass plate negatives of African Americans.
Dates: 1910 - 1920

James M. Research Materials for The Late Great Johnny Ace

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Identifier: 2015-004
Overview This collection consists of the research done by Dr. James M. Salem, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama, for his book, The Late Great Johnny Ace and the Transition from R and B to Rock and Roll. Materials include audio and video recordings all pertaining to the larger context of African American Popular Culture in the 1950s.
Dates: 1930 - 1979

James Smith U.S. Army discharge papers

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Identifier: W-0145
Overview Military discharge forms for James Smith, a member of the United States Army's Tenth Cavalry Regiment, also known as "Buffalo Soldiers."
Dates: 1872-04 - 1872-05

James William Oakley Jr. Photographs

 Collection — Box: 38034.001
Identifier: 2010-020
Abstract Photographs taken by James William Oakley Jr. during the week that Autherine Lucy, the first African American student at The University of Alabama, enrolled in February 1956.
Dates: 1956 February

Jennie C. Lee Papers

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Identifier: W-0113
Overview Contains photographs, letters, programs, and other materials created and collected by Lee, who was director of the Tuskegee Choir for twenty-five years (1903-1928).
Dates: 1891 - 1938

Jo Tartt Jr. and Judith Tartt Papers

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Identifier: MSS-4303
Overview Collection consists of a variety of materials related to the life of Jo Cowin Tartt Jr. and his wife, Judith Watkins Tartt. The materials are predominately focused on Mr. Tartt's childhood and various careers throughout his life. Of notable interest are his photographs of the Alabama Black Belt during the 1960s through the early 1980s, which depict life and living conditions in small-town Alabama after the Civil Rights movement. In addition to his photographs, other materials include journals,...
Dates: 1890 - 2019

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