Tuscaloosa (Ala.) -- History
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Papers of both Edward Bressie Vaughan, Sr. and Jr. The majority of the papers are requisitions, receipts, Quartermaster stores, etc. from August through Novemeber 1862 during the Kentucky Campaign signed by or sent to Lieutenant Edward Bressie Vaughan, Jr.. Other papers include both Vaughan, Sr.'s and Jr.'s personal and business correspondence from 1832 through 1869. The collection also contains E.B. Vaughan, Sr.'s Oath of Allegiance (dated 30 June 1865) to the United Stated.
Dates: 1832 - 1867; Majority of material found in 1862 - 1862
Abstract This collection consists of entries taken from Nolley's “Album of Friendship,” copies of outgoings letter to her brother, Edward Dromgoole Nolly and sister Martha Ann Otey, extracts from her theme book, and a letter from a friend, Annie Glascock (?). Except for last, all are from the period when Nolley was a student at Tuscaloosa Female College. The items are annotated with information about her family and Nolley herself. The items by Nolley contain news about the school and school...
Dates: 1862 - 1866
Overview Responses to some of John Little's memoirs.
Dates: after 1947
Abstract Letters to his wife, Ellen G. Sommerville, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia while Somerville was on two trips to Alabama and Mississippi, looking for a place to settle. The Somervilles eventually chose Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The letters contain comments on traveling companions, places seen, business conditions, and etc.
Dates: 1835 - 1837
Abstract A letter to Secretary of the Navy Samuel Southard, recommending the appointment of Henry Francis Toulmin as midshipman. The collection also contains two other letters by McKee and a payroll list of Choctaw Indians who served in the Creek War.
Dates: 1826 - 1827
Abstract A letter dated 9 March 1838, introducing Frederick Augustus Porter Bernard to James Hogan of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Abstract The records of this Tuscaloosa literary club for Alabama women, including meeting minutes and scrapbooks. The latter contain photographs of and articles on early members, their husbands, their residences, and club meetings. The collection also includes papers presented at meetings.
Dates: 1888 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1888 - 1965
Abstract A letter dated 8 September 1818, to James Penn, transmitting account against Mr. David Miller, “a merchant established at the falls of the Black Warrior” (i.e., Tuscaloosa, Alabama) regarding recovery of a debt owed by Miller.
Abstract Minutes of monthly meetings and lists of members, 1859-1888, of this Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Baptist Church.
Dates: 1859 - 1888
Overview Photos, letters, blueprints, newspapers. and a scrapbook from the Northington Naval Reserve located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, during and after World War II.
Abstract Signed by approximately fifty citizens of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, this petition expresses concern over the scarcity of small change in the city. The petitioners wanted paper change tickets to alleviate the situation.
Abstract Book used as an account book for automobile service station patronized by Tuscaloosa, Alabama, families and as a scrapbook for United Daughters of the Confederacy clippings.
Dates: 1910 - 1926
Abstract Includes examination books and scrapbook of Samuel Henry Sprott, Jr. The materials pertain to Mr. Sprott's years at the University of Alabama.
Dates: 1893 - 1897
Overview Sigma Alpha Epsilon materials from 1909 to 1916
Abstract Includes receipts and legal papers of this prominent Tuscaloosa, Alabama, free black man and his wife.
Dates: 1829 - 1872
Overview Souvenir booklet commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Dates: 1969 April 15-26
Abstract A set of scrapbooks containing clippings recording the work and activities of this society,1979-80, including its publication, Heritage Week.
Dates: 1969 - 1978
Abstract Photographs depicting Tuscaloosa people and places.
Dates: 1890 - 1910
Abstract This collection consists of ledgers containing: Land Commission correspondence; applications for land in Mississippi and Alabama territories; copies of land grants from England, France and Spain to residents in Mobile; marriage contracts; wills; and plats of grants, 1783-1813. Ledger 17 contains diary entries by James E. Henderson of Co. C, 12th Iowa Infantry, who was assistant provost marshall in Alabama in 1865. Several ledgers have been indexed by names.
Abstract Statement dated 18 March 1878 concerning the actions of General John T. Croxton's Union Army forces in seizing Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 1865.
Abstract This collection includes meeting minutes, bylaws, the constitution, and other papers.
Dates: 1886 - 1890