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African Americans -- Alabama

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Oscar W. Adams papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0010
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

Alabama Nurses Association records

 Collection
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

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

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

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

Calhoun School Papers

 Collection
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

Ephraim Madison Henry papers

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

Lillian Graves Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4316
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

Jennie B. Scott Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4108
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
Dates: 1910-1965

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 April - May

Mabel Smythe-Haith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3117
Overview Papers, books, and photographs belonging to Mabel Smythe-Haith, former ambassador to Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, concerning academics, diplomacy, and civil rights.
Dates: 1950-2004

William B. Shirdan papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1266
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