Business and Labor
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 144 Collections and/or Records:
A. and R. Cain Tannery and General Store records
Overview Daybooks and an accounts ledger kept by the owners of a tannery and general store on Tanyard Street, Northport, Alabama
Alabama Fuel and Iron Company records
Overview The business records of a firm with extensive mine holdings in Alabama, including minutes of stockholders meetings, 1917-1953, minutes of the board of directors, 1927-1953, and miscellaneous material.
Dates: 1917 - 1953
Alabama historical documents collection
Overview Miscellaneous deeds, certificates, bills of sale, legal suits, court orders, and bonds pertaining to various regions or persons in Alabama. Includes a copy of the post-Civil War loyalty oath.
Alabama Manufacturing Association records
Overview Includes membership information, correspondence to members, newsletters, data on industrial growth, and civic booster brochures from various Alabama cities.
Alabama Marble Quarries prospectus/stock subscription form
Overview A prospectus describing the marble quarried by the firm in Talladega County, Alabama, and the demand for it. At the bottom of the second page is a stock subscription form.
Dates: circa 1910
Alabama Power Company Coal Mines
Overview Variety of reports from Alabama Power Company's Gorgas, Marvel, Blocton, and Cahaba coal mines in the mid-20th century.
Alabama State Fair bag
Overview Paper bag made to promote the University of Alabama School of Chemistry exhibit at the Alabama State Fair in Birmingham, Alabama, September 26 - October 1, 1938.
Alice and Algernon Sydney Garnett Papers
Overview Letters written by Alice Garnett and her husband Algernon Sydney Garnett, a professor at the University of Alabama, discussing, among other things, the hardships of travel, news of the university, its professors, and their wives, the election of a new superintendent of education, and a rebellion by the University Cadets against the commandant.
Allen and Jemison Hardware Company catalogs
Abstract Two catalogs, 1913 and 1928, of this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, hardware store.
Dates: 1913, 1928
Allen Family papers
Overview The business and personal papers of John G. Allen (1810- 1891) and his son Charles Edward (1860-1943), planters of Marengo County, Alabama, including Civil War letters, tenant farmer contracts, mortgages and indentures, bills and receipts, personal letters, insurance policies, and miscellaneous items relating to the family.
Andrew Coleman Hargrove papers
Overview Personal and business correspondence, class notes, and financial records of attorney and politician, Andrew Coleman Hargrove of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Atlanta and West Point Railroad Company freight routes
Overview Freight traffic routes for this Georgia railroad company
Dates: after 1857
A.Y. Sharpe and Son, Demopolis, Alabama, records
Abstract Partial records of a Demopolis, Alabama, general store, including amounts brought forward, 1880-1892; and purchases, 1893-1911. Some loose pages are laid in to the account book.
George O. Baker and Joseph M. Baker papers
Overview Correspondence, ledgers, and other papers of Selma, Alabama, businessmen, George O. Baker, his son, Joseph M. Baker, and their various companies and businesses.
Bank of the State of Alabama cashier's checks
Abstract Three cashier's checks drawn by Samuel Pickens.
Barrie Lucien Holt papers
Overview Contains the papers of Barrie Lucien Holt, covering his life as a capitalist, planter, financier, and quartermaster general of the Alabama National Guard. Holt was an organizer and majority shareholder in the Prattville Cotton Mills and Banking Company, as well as a partner in D. M. Snow and Company.
James M. Barry notebooks
Abstract Notebooks containing addresses and miscellaneous of papers and notes.
Dates: circa 1940
Bell Factory letterbook and cloth samples
Abstract Corporate letterbook, 1882-1906, and cloth samples of "Bell checks" and "Bell stripes" manufactured by the Bell Factory, Huntsville, Alabama, after the Civil War.
Nimrod E. Benson deeds
Abstract Two deeds recording the conveyance of land in Montgomery County, Alabama, by Nimrod E. Benson to George Whitman, 19 February 1830 and 2 April 1832.
Dates: 1830, 1832
Benton County, Alabama, land contract
Abstract Land contract dated 29 July 1834, at White Plains, Benton (later Calhoun) County, Alabama.
Dates: 1834 July 29
Bessemer Coal, Iron, and Land Company records
Abstract This collection contains much of the business correspondence and records of the Bessemer Coal, Iron and Land Company, including lists of stock holders, minutes of meetings, maps of mine sites, and correspondence with government entities.
Bessemer Land & Improvement Co. and Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co. stock certificates
Overview Early stock certificates from these significant coal and land development companies
Beta Gamma Sigma records
Abstract This collection contains an account book, receipts, and clippings pertaining to this national scholastic fraternity for commerce and business.
Hugo F. Biedermann papers
Collection — Box 5041
Abstract The collection includes copies of patents granted Biedermann, as well as contracts and some scattered miscellaneous papers. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs of projects worked on by the firm of Skinner and Biedermann, including the Anniston Army Depot and many buildings on the University of Alabama campus, including the Engineering building, Lloyd Hall, Denny Chimes, Denny Stadium, Doster Hall, Graves Hall, and others.
Dates: circa 1940s
Birmingham Coal and Coke Company shipping records
Abstract Ledger of shipping records including destinations, prices and kinds of coal, dates, etc.
Birmingham Printing Pressman's Union minutes
Overview One ledger that records the association's meetings from 1913-1916.
Birmingham Real Estate Board banquet program
Abstract Part of the program and text of the 1940 annual banquet of the Birmingham Real Estate Board, held on 16 January 1941.
Dates: 1941 January 16
John Blackwell deed
Abstract A deed recording a transfer of land in Montgomery County, Alabama, dated 25 September 1828, from John Blackwell to Thomas Mastin.
Dates: 1828 September 25
Winton M. Blount papers
Abstract This collection contains the papers of this Montgomery, Alabama, business leader, during his term as United States Postmaster General (1969-1971).
Bonney and Bush and Bush and Lobdell collection
Abstract Letters to the machinery manufactures Booney and Bush, and Bush and Lobdell, both of Wilmington, Delaware, concerning machinery, cotton gins, and business conditions in Alabama, 1836-1843.
Walter Lawrence Bragg letters
Overview Copies of incoming letters dated 1881-1882, from the Alabama state archives.
Brewster and Conley sales records
Overview Contains the sales records from 1838 to 1846 of Brewster and Conley, a buggy and carriage manufacturing company located in antebellum Mobile, Alabama.
Brierfield Ironworks records
Overview Financial and legal documents of the Brierfield Ironworks along with some correspondence and printed materials, dating from 1866 to 1882. The materials are divided into two main groups: (A) those materials generated during Josiah Gorgas' control of the ironworks (1866-1869), and (B) those materials generated during Thomas S. Alvis' control of the operations (1869-1873).
Dates: 1864-1897; Majority of material found within 1866 - 1882
Broadnax, Cleavland, and McKerrill account ledger
Overview Ledger recording purchases by customers at this general store in Eutaw, Green County, Alabama.
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen letter
Overview Letter dated 15 March 1921 from Brotherhood of Trainmen Vice President, Val Fitzpatrick, to union members concerning a strike against the Atlanta, Birmingham, and Atlantic Railway Company.
Dates: 1921 March 16
Donald Brown collection
Overview The Century War Book: Battles and Leaders of the Civil War (People's Pictorial Edition); Alabama Citizens' Commission on Constitutional Reform Collection; Rosenwald Schools in Kentucky, 1917-1932 Papers; and 4) Another Star is Born: Grand Opening Tuscaloosa Mercedes-Benz M-class Press Information packet.
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands labor contract
Overview Labor contract dated 16 June 1865 with estate of Greene Underwood of Dallas Co., Alabama, binding former slaves to plantation in return for food, clothing and medical care
Dates: 1865 June 16
Bush and Lobdell Correspondence
Overview Five letters and a telegram to a foundry in Delaware from various Alabama railroads concerning purchase of wheels, trucks, pinions, and other items.
Business and Professional Women's Club records
Abstract Scrapbooks and papers of this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club. Papers include treasurer's reports, public relations reports, and other club information. Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, articles, photographs, programs, club yearbooks, and invitations.
C. H. Miller Store Records
Abstract General merchandise store records, including ledgers, daybooks, correspondence and miscellaneous materials from a business located in Miller, Marengo County, Alabama.
Cahill Family Papers
Abstract The Cahill Family Papers consist of personal correspondence to and from Clyde M., Michael J., and Belle Mills Cahill of Ohio. Also included in the collection are receipts and miscellaneous financial documents.
Andrew Caldcleugh account book
Abstract A book containing miscellaneous accounts and receipts, 1778- c. 1811. The identifying label states that this is the account book for a sawmill. Many of the entries relate to lumber sales, but others do not, throwing doubt upon the attribution. The cover is inscribed "A Caldcleugh Mill April 28th 1803."
Dates: 1778 - circa 1811
J. F. J. Caldwell letter
Overview Letter written by Caldwell, dated 5 September 1861, to James Simms of Charleston, South Carolina, inquiring about a note and asking for assistance in getting a secretaryship with the Confederate Commissioners being sent to Europe.
Dates: 1861 September 5
John Cannon indenture
Overview An agreement dated 10 January 1899 and executed in Elmore County, Alabama, between J. W. Adams and John Cannon, indenturing Archie Cannon, a minor, to five months agricultural labor.
Dates: 1899 January 10
Theron Cannon records
Abstract The records of a general store in Berry, Fayette County, Alabama, including correspondence, mortgages, invoices, orders, etc.
Peter Archibald Carmichael papers
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.
Aubrey Toulmin Carney contract
Overview A contract dated 20 April 1950, with Charles Scribners Sons for her book, No Odds - No Victory.
Dates: 1950 April 20
Overview Six catalogs of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Three are clothing catalogs, one is a plant catalog, one is an automobile supply catalog, and one is a biography/silverware catalog.
Central Iron and Coal Company Photographs
Overview Central Iron and Coal photographic collection consist of images depicting different aspects of coal and iron production, from mining to building a furnace and transporting the material by train, as well as workers' houses, offices, and stores. Some of the photographs have locations identified as Bibbville and Vance, Alabama.
Dates: 1901 - 1903
Central Plank Road Company, Tallassee Branch records
Overview Charter and organizational information of the Tallassee Branch of the Central Plank Road Company