Government, Law and Politics
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 179 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Notebook of law cases
Abstract This collection consists of a single receipt dated March 6, 1811 and signed by Newland and Wilcox, acknowledging payment of $3 by Hugh Lemasster for taxes owed for 1809 on a farm of 100 acres of second-rate land, 2 tiths, 3 slaves, and 7 horses.
Dates: 1811 March 6
Abstract This collection consists of one thousand seventy five photographs depicting street scenes in Tuscaloosa, Selma, and other cities in Alabama; portraits of famous people: Will Chambers, Augusta Evans Wilson, Margaret Zehmer Searcy, Roger Lee, Booker T. Washington, Samuel M. Stafford, George C. Wallace, Carl Elliot, Sr., Winton M. Blount, Jefferson Davis, and many others. Also collection consists of numerous images of Alabama rivers steam boats, Joe Sewell and Lou Gehrig in 1933 World Series;...
Dates: 1823 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1945
Ordinance to Dissolve the Union between the State of Alabama and other states united under the compact styled "The Constitution of the United States of America" Broadside
Overview Alabama's ordinance of secession, 1861
Dates: 1861 January 11
Abstract Letters and other documents donated by a source in Perry County, Alabama. The collection consists of eight letters to Elias Benson. There is also one summons order included in the Elias Benson series. Another series contains the will of Philip Smith of South Carolina. The Thomas and Mary Jones series contains three statements of debt made to John E. Cook, along with an indenture statement and draft. The final series includes miscellaneous documents including deed certification, court records,...
Dates: 1796 - 1898
Overview Correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, and other materials created by Peter A. Brannon, highlighting his career as a pharmacist, an anthropologist, and an archivist.
Overview Bumper stickers and pins from the Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan presidential campaigns for 2012.
Scope and Contents This collection contains two broadsides distributed by Guatemalan President José Rafael Carrera y Turcios in 1857 that announce battle results against William Walker in Nicaragua. One broadside announces the surrender of William Walker and one broadside welcomes home troops from the battlefront. Both broadsides are written in Spanish.
Overview Contains a variety of rare, published materials. Most notable are the almanacs, biographies, guidebooks, art catalogs, and works of literature.
Dates: circa 1750-2000
File — Box WSC001: , Folder: W0129.11
Scope and Contents In this twenty-six typescript of his article for an unnamed publication, William H. Brantley gives a brief sketch of each of the Reporters for the Alabama Supreme Court. In his opening paragraph, he calls these men the "unsung and unheralded, but not unappreciated, scholarly and trustworthy men who have prepared the opinions and judgements of the Supreme Court of Alabama for the printers and still had left enough patience to correct the galley, supervise the binding, and finally deliver the...
Dates: after 1921
Overview Two unsigned letters providing reasons why L. J. Bryan and Attorney Reese should not be given federal appointments
Dates: circa 1905
Overview Handwritten definitions and summaries of legal cases tried between 1869 and 1877, relating primarily to railroad interests and personal property law.
Dates: circa 1870
Abstract Correspondence, diaries, journals, speeches, scrapbooks, and other papers of Sarah Ann Gayle Crawford, sister to Amelia Gayle Gorgas, and William B. Crawford.
Overview Letters written to Charles H. Scott and others concerning Republican party politics in Alabama.
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.
Overview Letter to and one from former governor George C. Wallace
Overview Copies of official papers, including correspondence, speeches, and miscellaneous materials, including approximately thirty items concerning the University of Alabama and the Alabama Corps of Cadets during the Civil War.
Overview Contains a certificate from the Marion Military Institute, 1898, letters of correspondence 1892 -1939, financial receipts, newspaper clippings, telegrams 1918, legal documents from his election time period as Attorney General of Alabama 1918-1930, personal papers, notes and remarks as his time as judge 1930-1940's.
Overview Newsletters, magazines, and newspapers related to civil rights, the KKK, and the Neo-Confederate movement.
Dates: circa 1980s
Overview Contains the papers of state congressman.
Dates: circa 1975 - 1990
Overview Letters from three U.S. Senators from Alabama to constituents in 1910 regarding the "Telepost Bill" before the 61st Congress.
Overview Contains the records of Judge Daniel Thomas, including the Birdie Davis vs. School Board, Mobile, Alabama records, which was one of his most important civil rights cases based on desegregation, as well as other case records, certificates, and other notes.
Overview This collection contains letters of correspondence.
Dates: 1850 - 1879
To the People of Alabama: anti-secession document signed by Robert Jemison Jr. and thirty-two other members of Alabama's 1861 secession convention
Overview Document to the people of Alabama from thirty-three men at the 1861 secession convention explaining why they did not sign the Ordinance of Secession
Overview This collection consists of nine photographs depicting the Alabama football game, basketball game, Jerry Rubin speaking at the Foster Auditorium, Governor's Day, and a concert on the Quad.
Dates: 1964 - 1979
Overview Typescript copies of legal and financial documents filed in Arkansas between 1848 and 1873, as well as typescript copies of letters, diaries, and military service accounts written primarily by Confederate soldiers. The legal documents are mainly deeds of conveyance, tax records, and deeds for swampland.
Overview Book containing the autographs of President Franklin Pierce (1853-1857) and his Cabinet, as well as those of virtually all members of the United States House of Representatives during the 34th Congress (3 December 1855 - 4 March 1857). The book also has the autograph of Confederate General Edmund W. Pettus, written in 1903 while he was a U.S. Senator.
Overview Copy of typed script of speech given by Judge Horace C. Wilkerson to the Optimist Club (sponsored by Mobile Real Estate Association) on September 17, 1953.
Abstract Correspondence, diaries, writings, and other material of this Alabama native who eradicated yellow fever from the Panama Canal Zone and served as Surgeon General of the U.S. Army