Books and Book History
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Correspondence, manuscripts, signed book pages, publication announcements, catalogs, and newspaper clippings related to the careers of several Alabama authors as well as the Alabama Writers Conclave and the Birmingham Branch of the National League of American Pen Women.
Abstract Contains manuscript of American Society textbook written by Lee Bidgood in 1918.
Abstract Documents, mainly letters written to or by Peyton B. Bibb. There are also receipts and minutes from unidentified meetings. There is also a copy of the “Complete Rudiments of Music” by A.J. Showalter (©1906) with the name “George Bibb” written on the front cover and on the first page.
Dates: 1950 - 2012
Overview Mid-nineteenth-century combination cookbook and scrapbook that includes a "Cure for Cancer," a "New broth for the sick," and a "remedy for cholera," among others.
Overview Manuscript of Butterworth's book "Stock Car Racer," which was published by W.W. Norton and Company, 1966
Overview Manuscript (photocopy) of Bynum's book "High Tide" (published by Cross Roads Books, 1978) and research notes
Overview A scrapbook and accompanying materials relating to the book “With C.H. Ellis Through Central America and Panama: Quarantine Tour of Central America and Panama by Health Authorities as Guests of the United Fruit Company,” compiled and distributed by that firm.
Dates: after 1900
Abstract This collection consists principally of research material used in the writing of "The George Wallace Myth." Correspondence, proposals, and the book manuscript are among them. Galley proofs of two other books, "The Second Man," an overview of the changing role of the Vice Presidency and "Stockcar Butterworth," a book about stock car racing, are also part of the collection, as are poems, most of them unpublished, and copies of several published articles.
Collection — Box 1758: 
Abstract Manuscript of Bethea's and Austin's book about this Revolutionary War soldier and his family. The book was published in 1978.
Dates: circa 1978
Abstract A letter dated 5 November 1873 to an unidentified recipient from Thomas Carlyle's daughter, Mary Aitken, concerning an error in Carlyle's Sartor Resartus.
Abstract A letter dated 14 December 1934, from Oscar Parkes, editor of "Janes Fighting Ships" to N. H. Hillier, Jr. of New York City, regarding a new edition of this standard reference work on naval vessels around the world.
Dates: 1934 December 14
Overview Contains a list of books compiled by Haunted House Book Shop owner Cameron McRae Plummer.
Abstract A letter dated 20 March 1973, from Louisville, Barbour County, Alabama, to Joyce Lamont, acquisitions librarian at the University of Alabama Library, asking for prepayment for his forthcoming book, "Alabama Politics--Tell It Like It Is".
Dates: 1973 March 20
Scope and Contents This series contains collection materials published by the AAUW or by branches thereof; publications include items like books, newsletters and bulletins, as well as directories, yearbooks and promotional materials.
Abstract Commercially published autograph book entitled "Leaves of Affection", containing handwritten notes and poems by Taylor's friends and acquaintances. Most of the signers were from Mobile, Alabama.
Overview Two unpublished drafts, one is an untitled work and the other is in two parts with the title The Checkmaters.
Overview Books, letters, articles, and descriptions about the architecture, art, and location of the United States Capitol from the 1950's.