Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: https://lccn.loc.gov/sh85026371
Found in 49 Collections and/or Records:
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
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Overview Miscellaneous correspondence, as well as copies of submitted articles (published and unpublished), of this peer-reviewed academic journal that presents the best of scholarship on the history of the state.
Abstract Contains the correspondence of this New Deal Democrat and Civil Rights supporter who owned the newspaper, the Anniston Star. The correspondence deals with local, state, and national political campaigns, elections, education, civil rights, editorials, letters to the editor, and events of the times. The collection also contains personal correspondence with other newspapermen, educators, and statesmen; copies of editorials and clippings on Alabama politics, Anniston, education, the Federal...
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.
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.
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.
Overview This collection consists of photographs depicting the Alabama football, basketball, and civil rights movement in the 1950s.
Dates: 1835 - 1974
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
Overview Research paper titled "Integration at the University of Alabama," submitted for seminar in African American history at the University of Alabama in 1975.
Abstract Paper entitled "Some Rambling Thoughts on the American Negro and Current Related Issues," describing life for African Americans since emancipation
Overview A small miscellany of materials including Bryce's appointment as medical officer of ship "Yorkshire," clippings about Bryce, among them his obituary, and copy of his "Moral and Criminal Responsibility," 1888
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
Overview A miscellany of materials, primarily genealogical records of a large number of families. The collection also contains files on the Hopewell Baptist Church in Fayette County, Alabama, the 26th Alabama Infantry Regiment Company F, Alabama land records, and on women's suffrage.
Overview Documents, interviews, and source material used by Camille Elebash,in co-producing with Joe Terry, the documentary George Wallace: A Politician’s Legacy.
Abstract A collection of this Alabama native and Louisiana State University professor's lecture notes, publications, and professional files on subjects including logic, religion, language, labor arbitration, and civil rights/segregation.
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
Abstract Papers of a Tuscaloosa family whose members included Hardy Clements, Rufus Hargrove Clements, Martha Lavinia Clements, Frank Bugbee Clements, Luther Morgan Clements, and others. The bulk of the papers relate to Frank Bugbee Clements.
Abstract Various documents, including speeches, correspondence, reports, faculty newsletters, alumni magazines, newspapers and newspaper clippings of this Alabama native and University of Alabama professor of Romance Languages
Dates: 1924-1968; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1960
Overview Documents pertaining to the sale of lands belonging to Ko Yoo Quae, Alpetter Hadjo, Co Choc O Nee, Coch Che Yo Ho Lo, and Pelis-hart-ke - all Creek Indians living in Alabama between 1833 and 1841.
Dates: 1833 - 1841
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
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
Overview The record group contains many early extant records of The University of Alabama and includes materials documenting a wide range of functions, persons, and aspects of the University.
Dates: 1820 - 1920
Scope and Contents One handmade sign from the Edward Lee Hotel in Jackson, Mississippi, from approximately 1963 supporting freedom and equality. The sign measures approximately 30" x 20" and is marked with the initials "EL" in two corners. The Edward Lee Hotel was one of two African American-owned hotels in Jackson, Mississippi.
Overview Correspondence and financial papers of this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, attorney, as well as material relating to the Alabama Constitutional Convention of 1867, of which Peck was chairman.
Dates: 1837 - 1887
Overview A Free French Relief arm band, featuring a swastika and the words "Sous la Botte Nazie (Under the Nazi Boot)," and a printed poem in English by Marie C. Benney entitled "France," about the Nazi suppression of freedom in France.
Dates: between 1939 and 1945
Overview Typescript copy of Gaines's "Reminiscences of Early Times in the Mississippi Territory," which discusses the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians and treaties (1810-1840).
Overview Receipt dated 28 January 1836 for a 19 year old slave, Bradley, bought by William Gary from Linoir Lassiter.
Dates: 1836 January 28
Abstract Handwritten census records for counties in Georgia. Contains information on numbers of slaves, acres of improved and unimproved land, and value of farms. Summary information provided for some counties. Counties included (1850): Elbert, Franklin, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Greene, Gordon, Hall, Harris, Heard, Henry, and Houston. Counties included (1860): Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer, Glynn, Gordon, Hall, Harrid, Heard, Houston, Lowndes, and Montgomery.
Overview Petition to Alabama Governor Clement Comer Clay from the citizens of Morgan County, Alabama, on behalf of Archimedes Hank, to repeal or reduce penalty for forfeiture of bond for failure to appear in court.
Abstract Materials saved by the chief of Marion, Alabama, police including legislative reports, police reports, photos, newspaper articles, letters, affidavits concerning demonstrations in Marion, Selma, and Montgomery, Alabama.
Overview Paper entitled "Then Came the Women: The University in the Nineties," written by Bessie Leach Hayden, Dean of Women, about the first sixty years of coeducation at the University of Alabama.
Dates: circa 1953
Collection — Box 38034.001: 
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
Overview Business correspondence, accounts, legal documents, and other materials (including the selling and purchasing of slaves) of this 19th century Marengo County, Alabama, plantation owner.
Overview Democratic congressman John J. Sparkman (1899-1985) represented the state of Alabama in the House of Representatives from 1937-1946 and in the Senate from 1946-January 3, 1979. He was known for his support of the Tennessee Valley Authority, military personnel, and space exploration, and served on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, the Small Business Committee, and the Banking Committee. Materials in this collection include correspondence, legislation, newsletters, press releases,...
Dates: 1917-2001, bulk 1937-1978
Overview Civil rights materials, most of which are photocopies
Overview Pamphlet lists the names of residents who "signed the petition sent to Governor [George] Wallace," and the names of the employers of the signers.
Dates: 1963 May 29
Abstract Contains Martin Luther King's "Birmingham Jail Treatise" or as it is commonly known, "Letter from Birmingham Jail," originally written by King on scraps of paper. This iteration is a copy transcribed and then sent to various clergymen in Birmingham, Alabama, including Reverend Joe C. Higginbotham, and includes the original envelope and transcription control sheet.
Scope and Contents Two scrapbooks containing seven black and white photographs, about 218 original or photocopied newspaper and magazine clippings, thirty-five teletype reports, and some ephemera documenting Nicholas deBelleville Katzenbach’s career and civil rights in the United States from 1962 to 1965. Katzenbach was appointed as United States Deputy Attorney General by John F. Kennedy in April 1962 and later as United States Attorney General appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson in September 1964. He actively...
Dates: 1962 - 1965
Overview Scrapbook containing correspondence, newspaper clippings, and ephemera concerning civil rights, Christianity, and centenarians gathered by Ada Belle Parker.
Overview An extensive collection of books, pamphlets, and other literature from civil rights groups, government commissions, and white supremacist organizations during the desegregation era.
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
Overview The legal papers of the lawyer hire to represent the New York Times in defense of the libel suit stemming from an article by Harrison Salisbury , published on 12 April 1960, entitled "Fear and Hatred Grip Birmingham."
Dates: 1960 - 1964
Overview Photocopied documents, including letters, poetry, news clippings, class work, essays, and journal entries of Alabama school administrator and preacher.
Abstract Broadsides and other literature handed out in and around Birmingham, Alabama, by opponents of desegregation. Groups represented were: Alabama Committee for Conservative Government, Birmingham Committee to Preserve the American Republic, Citizens Councils of Alabama, Freedom Educational Foundation, National States Rights Party, and the United Americans for Constitutional Government.
Dates: circa 1962-1963, 1964
Overview Papers, books, and photographs belonging to Mabel Smythe-Haith, former ambassador to Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, concerning academics, diplomacy, and civil rights.
Overview Newsletters, magazines, and newspapers related to civil rights, the KKK, and the Neo-Confederate movement.
Dates: circa 1980s
File — Box WSC002: , Folder: W0150.08
Scope and Contents This broadside describes the conditions under which many Southern prisoners of war were suffering and solicits financial support from Southerners living in Europe during the Civil War. The Fund was intended to "mitigate some of these sufferings" although it acknowledged that some of the suffering could not be relieved.
Dates: circa 1864
Scope and Contents One political campaign broadside in support of J. William Fulbright during the 1945 United States Senate race against Homer Adkins in Arkansas. The broadside was created by Pulaski County Friends of Bill Fulbright for U.S. Senator and is titled, "This is a response to Adkins' Campaign of Hate." The broadside details Adkins' racial prejudice and Fulbright's opposition to it, as well as other key issues Fulbright supported.