African Americans -- Alabama
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Overview Papers that document the life of a prominent African American educator in Decatur, Alabama.
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.
Overview Trustees' minutes, covering 1916-1924 (including parents' rolls), of this school for African American students in Loachapoka, Lee County, Alabama.
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.
Overview Correspondence, concert programs, and other documents from this Tuskegee Institute graduate
Dates: 1930 - 1947
Abstract Extensive correspondence, business records, and receipts of this Marion, Alabama, plantation owner and attorney, and his family.
Dates: 1820 - 1898
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
Scope and Contents The collection consists of twelve letters written by governess Lillian Graves from October 1885 through February 1886 as Graves cared for the Woodward family children in post-Civil War Alabama. Graves describes daily and holiday activities in late nineteenth-century Alabama, visiting the Woodward Iron Company mine, and makes extensive and problematic remarks about African Americans living in the Woodward home and in the area.
Dates: October 1885-February 1886
Overview This collection consists of two personal albums with photographs of teachers, administrators, and students at the Lincoln Normal School, an early African-American school in Marion, Alabama. The albums include formal group portraits, informal photographs from everyday life, and images of the school's surroundings.
Dates: 1909 - 1924
Abstract Material related to the Birmingham chapter of this organization of African-American postal employees, 1951-53.
Dates: 1951 - 1953
Abstract Correspondence of this Birmingham, Alabama, minister of the A.M.E. Zion Church, principally concerning the struggle to remain solvent during the Great Depression. Also includes budget sheets, receipts, reports, and legal documents for this and other A.M.E churches throughout the South.
Dates: 1909 - 1952
Abstract 17 images of Ragland family.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1900 - 1940
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
Overview Papers of a freeborn African American family who lived in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama, in the latter half of the nineteenth century and through the mid-1960s
Overview Papers, books, and photographs belonging to Mabel Smythe-Haith, former ambassador to Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, concerning academics, diplomacy, and civil rights.
Abstract Includes receipts and legal papers of this prominent Tuscaloosa, Alabama, free black man and his wife.
Dates: 1829 - 1872
Abstract Letters from this African American soldier who served in the 310th Quartermaster Railhead Company during World War II to his family in Montgomery, Alabama.
Dates: 1944 - 1947; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1945