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African Americans

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 122 Collections and/or Records:

George Corley Wallace Photographs

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Group of people looking at a document, 1956 February

 Item — Box 38034.001: [1006241591], Folder: 2010.021.000008
Identifier: 2010.021.000008
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Photographs of Autherine Lucy attending The University of Alabama in February 1956. Lucy was the first African American student admitted to the school. University administrators expelled her after a few tumultuous days on campus.
Dates: 1956 February

Wade Hall Collection of Stereocards

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

Jere Haralson letter

 Collection
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 Young Topographical Memoir on East and West Florida

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Jo Tartt Jr. and Judith Tartt Papers

 Collection
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

Sylvester Jones scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3635
Overview Two three-ring binders of material and two bound books (unpublished memory books, "Sylvester Jones: In Rememberance")
Dates: 1970s-1990s

Frederick D. Kennedy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4182
Overview Photographs, scrapbooks, postcards, and assorted memorabilia
Dates: Majority of material found within 1864 - 1959

Leola Dennis Photo Album of Utica (Mississippi) Normal and Industrial Institute

 Collection
Identifier: 2020-007
Overview One photographic album compiled by Leola Dennis containing seventy-one black-and-white photographs depicting life at the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute during the early 1920s.
Dates: 1921 - 1924

"Mammy stories"

 Collection
Identifier: W-0026
Overview Handwritten manuscript by Birmingham author Julia Neely Finch describing "an old-time Southern Mammy."
Dates: between 1900 and 1920

Margaret Moore Photographic Album of Atlanta University Student Life

 Collection
Identifier: 2020-006
Overview One photographic album compiled by Margaret Moore containing eighty-four black-and-white photographs depicting life at Atlanta University between 1917 and 1920.
Dates: 1917 - 1920

Marjorie L. Smith Cotton Slides

 Collection
Identifier: 2007-004
Overview This collection contains seventy-one color slides depicting various stages of cotton production, taken by Marjorie L. Smith in and around Hayneville, Lowndes County, Alabama. Slides also show images of an African American church in Hayneville.
Dates: 1960 - 1965

Martha Young papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1597
Abstract The collection contains many of the works, both published and unpublished, many in the dialect of Southern African Americans, written by Martha Young of Greensboro, Alabama, in the late 19th century and early 20th century, as well as correspondence, photographs and pictures, genealogical information on the Tutwiler and Young families, and other miscellaneous items. Martha Young was the granddaughter of Henry Tutwiler and niece of Julia Tutwiler.
Dates: 1867-1977

Mary Hairston Collection of Travel Ephemera from National Association of Colored Women (NACW) Convention

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4307
Overview A collection of travel ephemera from a cross-country trip Mary Hairston took to attend the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) in Los Angeles, California, in 1952.
Dates: 1952

Mary L. Scott Letters and Artwork - Letters, 1923-1948, 1923-1948

 File — Box 4257.020: [1006214244], Folder: 8
Scope and Contents Letters to Mary L. Scott of Louisville, Kentucky, primarily from from Willis Wilson Jr. of Chicago, Illinois, discussing their romantic relationship and well wishes for success in her work at school. A letter from B. W. Hartley, Superintendent of Louisville Public Schools instructs her to report to work as a teacher. There is also a letter from Newton Ball of Boston, Massachusetts, writes about missing her correspondence and hopes she will write back.There is also a colored pen and...
Dates: 1923-1948

Mary L. Scott Letters and Artwork - Painting

 File — Box 4257.026, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents Letters to Mary L. Scott of Louisville, Kentucky, primarily from from Willis Wilson Jr. of Chicago, Illinois, discussing their romantic relationship and well wishes for success in her work at school. A letter from B. W. Hartley, Superintendent of Louisville Public Schools instructs her to report to work as a teacher. There is also a letter from Newton Ball of Boston, Massachusetts, writes about missing her correspondence and hopes she will write back.There is also a colored pen and...
Dates: 1803 - 1946

Memphis Cotton Makers' Jubilee Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4289
Overview This collection contains a diary and scrapbook kept by Ernestine Jones in 1951 when she went on a national tour as winner of the "Spirit of Cotton" competition held by the Memphis Cotton Makers' Jubilee, an annual African American festival in Memphis, Tennessee. It also contains four program books from the festival for the years 1951, 1952, 1954, and 1955.
Dates: 1951-1955

Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Ford Letters, 1889-1893

 File — Box 4257.002: [1006214227], Folder: 24
Scope and Contents Two letters written to Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Ford, from Mrs. Ford's mother and another friend, filled with typical gossip, with one letter describing the rumor regarding an African American man at a local woman's house.
Dates: 1889-1893

Nearror Family Histories

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4189
Content Description The Nearror family histories collection contains two items: The Nearror Family: the Life Story of Virginia C. S. Rankins and Nearror Family History. Lena Virginia (Ginger) Nearror Smith Rankins wrote her family history and life story in a spriral notebook, perhaps in the 1980s or 1990s. Her son, Oscar D. Tucker, edited and augmented her earlier writings in 2012, resulting in his published work, Nearror Family History. Both items document the history of the Nearror family, an African American...
Dates: circa 1985 - 2012

Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Alabama Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2007-003
Abstract This collection consists of one thousand seventy five photographs depicting street scenes in Tuscaloosa, Selma, and other cities in Alabama; portraits of famous people: Will Chambers, Augusta Evans Wilson, Margaret Zehmer Searcy, Roger Lee, Booker T. Washington, Samuel M. Stafford, George C. Wallace, Carl Elliot, Sr., Winton M. Blount, Jefferson Davis, and many others. Also collection consists of numerous images of Alabama rivers steam boats, Joe Sewell and Lou Gehrig in 1933 World Series;...
Dates: 1823 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1945

Paul Laurence Dunbar Letter, 1905 April 15

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 24
Scope and Contents Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar writes from Dayton, Ohio, to Mr. Earl N. Hale, in Dayton, Ohio, in response to Hale's request for an autograph. Dunbar writes of a recent illness but expresses much pleasure at recovery and the opportunity to provide the autograph to Hale.
Dates: 1905 April 15

Pettigrew Family Carte de Visite

 Collection
Identifier: 2014-026
Abstract Carte de visite (CDV) of the Pettigrew family, along with an African American woman and a young boy. Acc # 015-008
Dates: 1866

Photographic Album of an African American Family

 Collection
Identifier: 2016-002
Abstract Small rectangular photo album containing photographs of prominent African American family probably from around Washington, District of Columbia area.
Dates: 1910 - 1955

Photographs and Ephemera from African American Member of Women's Army Auxilary Corps (WAAC)

 Collection
Identifier: 2021-007
Overview Collection consists of photographs and ephemera from an African American member of the Women's Army Auxilary Corps (WAAC), most likely collected by either Miriam Wheeler or Herlyne Leonard.
Dates: 1943

Photographs of African American Tobacco Farmers

 Collection
Identifier: 2021-005
Overview Eighteen photographs depicting African American tobacco farmers near Petersburg, Virginia.
Dates: 1920 - 1960

Dan Price letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3713
Overview Letter from Dan Price, a white Alabaman who taught freed African-American students, to his Congressman, Charles Wilson Pierce, about the vicious activities of the Ku Klux Klan in Sumter County, Alabama, in 1868.
Dates: 1868 December 21

Ragland Family Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2016-001
Abstract 17 images of Ragland family.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1900 - 1940

Wylheme H. Ragland Collection of Genealogical Research

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4186
Overview Genealogical research material on several successful families of North Alabama in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Dates: Unknown

Robert Jemison, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0753
Abstract The Robert Jemison, Jr. Papers span the period from 1797 to 1960 and include both the personal and business papers of Robert Jemison Jr., along with papers of Robert Jemison (grandfather), William Jemison (father), Priscilla Jemison (wife), Cherokee Jemison Hargrove (daughter), and Andrew Coleman Hargrove (son-in-law), and Robert Jemison Jr. (IV) of Birmingham (1878-1973). Included are the records of his grist and lumber mills, plantations, stage line, the Tuskaloosa Plank Road, toll bridges,...
Dates: 1797 - 1973

James M. Salem research materials for The Late Great Johnny Ace

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2494
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 recordings, correspondence, research notes, and documents, all pertaining to the larger context of African American Popular Culture in the 1950s.
Dates: 1929-2003

Schaudies and Banks Families Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4190
Overview Papers of two prominent mixed-race families in north Alabama.
Dates: unknown

Schaudies-Banks-Ragland Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2014-021
Scope and Contents Thirty seven framed photographs of African Americans in military uniforms, Border War, WWI, and WWII including portraits of Duncan Fields and Rubin Fields; portraits of women and families; large plaque with two photos of military men (Willie L. E. Means and James E. Means, date of their enlistment in the army).
Dates: 1898 - 1959

Searcy Family Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-035
Abstract Photos of this Tuscaloosa family are in two photograph albums that contain images from and around The University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa County, including Bryce Hospital, the Tuscaloosa Centennial celebrations, and Warrior River (bridge and flooding), and family activities.
Dates: 1870 - 1987

Septimus D. Cabaniss papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0252
Abstract Legal and personal papers of the Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, attorney, S.D. Cabaniss, who served as executor for the estate of Samuel Townsend. Also includes materials of other Huntsville attorneys and of the S.D. Cabaniss family.
Dates: 1820-1937

Shelby Iron Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1261
Abstract Contains records of the Shelby Iron Company from 1862 to 1930, including correspondence, directors' minutes, stockholder records, manufacturing records (charcoal reports, stable reports, mining, time books, payrolls by department), commissary records, grist mill toll books, furnace record books, and many other records. It also includes records of a subsidiary, Shelby Manufacturing and Improvement Company, 1890-1923. The virtually complete set of manufacturing records also parallels the birth...
Dates: 1862-1930

Small group of people looking at a document, 1956 February

 Item — Box 38034.001: [1006241591], Folder: 2010.021.000002
Identifier: 2010.021.000002
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Photographs of Autherine Lucy attending The University of Alabama in February 1956. Lucy was the first African American student admitted to the school. University administrators expelled her after a few tumultuous days on campus.
Dates: 1956 February

William Todd and John H. Bilks slave rental invoice

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2213
Abstract A contract between William Todd and John H. Bilks employing hands of William Todd's estate for the commencement of a cotton gin.
Dates: 1841 - 1842

Tuscaloosa Cotton Gin and Sawmill Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-026
Abstract Photographs of Tuscaloosa cotton gin and sawmill, as well as African-American women carrying baskets on their heads.
Dates: 1938

Tuskegee Airmen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1446
Abstract Photocopied articles, clippings, press releases, programs, membership rosters, and memoirs relating to the Tuskegee Airmen, the group of men who participated in the first pilot training program for African-Americans during World War II.
Dates: 1983 - 1989

Two men in suits standing out outside, circa 1915

 Item — Box 1: [1006063502], Folder: 14
Identifier: 2008.034.000014
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of 534 photographs from World War I, a drawing, and a short narrative.
Dates: circa 1915

Two young boys and an African American woman, perhaps their nanny, in a wooded area, 1920s

 Item
Identifier: 2009.002.000001
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of eighty-one black and white photographs depicting scenes from Seneca, Westminster, and Charleston, South Carolina. This collection also depicts members of an unidentified family, possibly from South Carolina.
Dates: 1920s

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Arkansas Division, Confederate veterans' documents

 Collection
Identifier: W-0034
Overview Typescript copies of legal and financial documents filed in Arkansas between 1848 and 1873, as well as typescript copies of letters, diaries, and military service accounts written primarily by Confederate soldiers. The legal documents are mainly deeds of conveyance, tax records, and deeds for swampland.
Dates: 1848-1941

University of Alabama Reel to Reel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-038
Abstract Reel to Reels of events on the University of Alabama campus, such as: Alumni recordings; Board of Trustees; Bear Bryant Show; Senator Jim Allen; Congressman Hale Boggs; Governor John Love; Leftenant Governor Jere Beasley; Leftenant Governor Albert Brewer; Winton Blount; Hilaritas 1971 - 1974; 1960s Honors Days; Interview with Vivian Malone, Robert Kennedy's visit to University of Alabama; Jane Fonda's visit to University of Alabama; interview with Yitzak Rabin; Maintenance strike; Capstone...
Dates: 1960 - 1979