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Government, Law and Politics

 Subject
Subject Source: Localbroad

Found in 168 Collections and/or Records:

Edwin H. Abbott papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0001
Abstract Files relating to the "Alabama Claims" handled by this Boston attorney concerning damage inflicted by the Confederate commerce raider C.S.S. Shenandoah during the final months of the Civil War.
Dates: circa 1873-1883

Alabama Air National Guard letter of authorization

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0014
Abstract A photocopy of a memorandum to the commander to the 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing of the Alabama National Guard, authorizing transport of non-military personnel, including Governor George C. Wallace, from Montgomery to Tuscaloosa and back on April 30, 1963. Includes signatures of passengers on a waiver form.
Dates: 1963 April 30

Alabama Circuit Court, 17th District, Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0055
Overview A collection of court records from the Alabama Circuit Court's 17th District, including minutes and trial, appearance, and subpoena dockets, 1815-1835.
Dates: 1815-1835

Alabama Circuit Court, 23rd District, records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0056
Overview Primarily records of suits for debt, arranged chronologically, by circuit court and county court, including judge's dockets.
Dates: 1809-1926

Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4075
Overview Papers of this group supporting constitutional reform
Dates: ??

Letter from the General Counsel for the Alabama Conservative Party

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2650
Overview Photocopy of an open letter from the General Counsel for the Alabama Conservative Party denouncing a symposium of "conservative" steps being presented to the Young Republican National Federation Executive Committee, on February 5, 1966.
Dates: 1966

Alabama Democratic Party, 1860 Delegation minutes

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0057
Overview Minutes and roll of Alabama's delegation, who were "accredited to the Baltimore and Richmond Democratic convention" in Richmond, Virginia, in 1860.
Dates: 1860

History of the Alabama Democratic Party Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3025
Overview Letters, poll lists, and ephemera relating to the Democratic Party of Alabama.
Dates: 1896-1946

Alabama Democratic Party Executive Committee minutes

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0030
Overview Minutes of the Alabama Democratic Party Executive Committee meetings from 1892-1894.
Dates: 1892-1894

Alabama Democratic State Executive Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0425
Abstract Record book containing letters, records of members' disputes, meeting minutes, and other materials
Dates: 1892-1899

Alabama Election Ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3022
Overview Several articles and flyers about Alabama elections from the early 20th century.
Dates: 1916-1930

Alabama historical documents collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0037
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.
Dates: 1826-1866

Alabama Legislature petition

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0039
Overview An 1849 petition by several Alabama legislators to Governor Reuben Chapman urging him to veto the act chartering the Central Plank Road, and a typed transcript listing the names of signers and counties that they represented.
Dates: 1849

Alabama political figures collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0045
Overview Letters and documents signed by various Alabama political figures, including William Brockman Bankhead, Ruben Chapman, Clement Comer Clay, and Henry Watkins Collier.
Dates: unknown

Alabama Prison System papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0048
Overview This collection contains items that pertain to the Alabama Board of Corrections.
Dates: circa 1974-1982

American Revolution Bicentennial Commission papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0074
Overview Materials related to Bicentennial celebrations throughout America and pamphlets concerning the American Revolution.
Dates: 1974-1976

James Austin Anderson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0078
Overview A collection of copies of newspaper clippings and information about Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and its people.
Dates: 1898-1941

Douglas Arant Alabama Academy of Honor materials

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0081
Overview Materials relating to Arant's 1978 induction into the Alabama Academy of Honor, including a scrapbook with pictures from the induction, biographical information on members, and past programs from induction ceremonies.
Dates: 1974-1986

Harry Mell Ayers papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0097
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...
Dates: 1918-1956

Arthur Bagby papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0102
Abstract Contains materials, mostly photocopies, created by or relating to Arthur Bagby, the tenth governor of Alabama.
Dates: 1837

William Pitt Ballinger diary

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0104
Abstract Diary covering the 1865 negotiations with General E. R.S. Canby and others over the cessation of hostilities between the U.S. and the state of Texas, other legal cases legal and business, as well as personal and family affairs.
Dates: 1864-1868

Baltzell and Bullock families papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0105
Abstract The papers of two Greene County, Alabama families involved in post-Civil War Alabama politics, including correspondence, a diary, essays, deeds, and financial documents.
Dates: 1839-1921

Barton and Stewart law firm records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0121
Abstract Daybook and docket, 1827-32, of this Tuscaloosa law firm.
Dates: 1827-1832; Majority of material found within 1827 - 1829

James Berney letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0142
Abstract Letter dated 31 January 1846, from Montgomery, Alabama, to A. Jackson at Mayhew [Mississippi?] on news of Montgomery being voted the state capital and the subsequent celebration.
Dates: 1846 January 31

Bessemer Coal, Iron, and Land Company records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0145
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.
Dates: 1886-1982

Walter P. Billings newspaper clippings

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0157
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.
Dates: 1873

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

Winton M. Blount papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0176
Abstract This collection contains the papers of this Montgomery, Alabama, business leader, during his term as United States Postmaster General (1969-1971).
Dates: 1956-2004

Erline Bodine papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0179
Overview An amalgam of genealogical research done by Bodine into the Bodine and Pate families, and a copy of a letter to Alabama Governor Guy Hunt, dated 21 March 1987, claiming damages of “about 160 A[cres] and one billion dollars” owing to a “stragedy” [sic] concocted by “Big Jim” [Fulsom?] and Franklin Roosevelt “to help the nation with my family’s resources.”
Dates: undated

Bootlegging Court records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0188
Abstract One ledger containing court records of cases relating to bootlegging and illegal distillery operations.
Dates: 1871-1881

Franklin Welsh Bowdon letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0191
Abstract A letter dated 24 October 1835, from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa to the editor of the Weekly Globe requesting a six-month subscription to the newspaper.
Dates: 1835 October 24

Walter Lawrence Bragg letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0200
Overview Copies of incoming letters dated 1881-1882, from the Alabama state archives.
Dates: 1881-1882

Gerard C. Brandon letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0204
Overview Letter from the Governor of Mississippi to Alabama Governor John Murphy regarding an unsettled financial transaction between the two states.
Dates: 1828 October 29

William Woodward Brandon papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0203
Overview Documents concerning Alabama governor William Woodward Brandon, including letters, news clippings, postcards, and transcripts of speeches.
Dates: 1920-1935

Peter Brannon papers

 Collection
Identifier: W-0009
Overview Correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, and other materials created by Peter A. Brannon, highlighting his career as a pharmacist, an anthropologist, and an archivist.
Dates: 1900-1966

Charles Edward Bridges letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0209
Overview A letter dated 24 February 1849, written from the University of Alabama to Sam Houston, advising him that he has been elected an honorary member of the Erosophic Society.
Dates: 1849 February 24

Donald Brown collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3690
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.
Dates: unknown

Joseph Emerson Brown letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0219
Overview Letters from Brown, most of them to his friend and business associate General Ira R. Foster, Quartermaster General of the State of Georgia during the Civil War. Also contains copies of letters between Brown and Georgia politician Howell Cobb, regarding appointing Foster as a special railway postal agent for north Georgia and north Alabama.
Dates: 1857-1867

Richard Trapier Brumby letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0224
Overview Letter from Brumby, dated 2 April 1834, from Tuscaloosa, to the firm of Wragg and Stewart in Montgomery, Alabama, concerning a debt owed to the firm
Dates: 1834 April 2

John H. Bryson letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0227
Overview Letter from Bryson, dated 12 March 1891, from Huntsville, Alabama, to the Rev. A. A. E. Taylor, St. Louis, Missouri, inviting him to visit Huntsville and discussing the inauguration of a Mr. Briggs
Dates: 1891 March 12

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands labor contract

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0230
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

Joe W. Burleson deposition

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0232
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

John Burnham papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0233
Abstract Correspondence and other material relating to the captivity of Captain John Burnham in Algiers, 1793-94, his attempts to buy his freedom and subsequent efforts to secure reimbursement from Congress.
Dates: 1792-1832/1943?

Gladys King Burns papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0234
Overview Letters and other documents created and gathered while researching her thesis, "The Alabama Dixiecrat Revolt of 1948," at Auburn University.
Dates: 1948-1965

Septimus D. Cabaniss papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0252
Abstract Legal and personal papers of the Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, attorney, S.D. Cabaniss, who served as executor for the estate of Samuel Townsend. Also includes materials of other Huntsville attorneys and of the S.D. Cabaniss family.
Dates: 1820-1937

John H. Caldwell papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0258
Overview Business correspondence, legal papers, and reports of land agent for state of Alabama. Does not cover his entire term, 1879-1902.
Dates: 1886-1902

Isaac Cannon and Mordecai F. Doughty legal documents

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0268
Overview Photocopies of court documents from the Tuscaloosa County (Alabama) Probate Court, regarding the estates of Isaac Cannon and Mordecai F. Doughty
Dates: 1876-1890

Proctor Carlisle legal papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0276
Overview The draft of a claim and an answering paper, dated June 1861, relative to the seizure of the British schooner "Tropic Wind" by the U.S.S. Monticello
Dates: 1861 June

Peter Archibald Carmichael papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0280
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.
Dates: 1931-1974

Centreville, Alabama, City Council minutes

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0293
Overview City Council minutes for 1890-1891 of this Bibb County, Alabama, city.
Dates: 1890-1891