Religion and Spirituality
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 73 Collections and/or Records:
Oscar W. Adams papers
Abstract Correspondence of this Birmingham, Alabama, minister of the A.M.E. Zion Church, principally concerning the struggle to remain solvent during the Great Depression. Also includes budget sheets, receipts, reports, and legal documents for this and other A.M.E churches throughout the South.
Dates: 1909 - 1952
Album of quotations
Overview Album containing handwritten quotations from the Bible, classical authors, and sources, as well as two handwritten copies of notices from the "Times" and "Tuscaloosa Gazette" (1881).
Andrews Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church South minute books
Overview This collection consists of a photocopy of a church record book, which contains a register of pastors (1913-1987), marriages (1889-1936), infant baptisms (1924-1988), and members.
Ashcraft Corner Baptist Church History
Overview History of Ashcraft Corner Baptist Church from 1889-1975
Harry Mell Ayers papers
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...
Barker Family papers
Overview Letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, genealogical records and other materials relating to Henry A. Barker (1879-1962), a Methodist Minister in Boaz, Alabama, and his family.
W.R. Barron paper
Abstract A paper titled "History of Fairview Presbyterian Church from Organization to Present Date (April 23, 1889)," that includes lists of pastors, members, and elders of this Presbyterian Church in Perry County, Alabama, 1823-1889.
Dates: 1889 April 23
Berman Family Papers
Overview Contains material created and kept by the Berman family of St. Louis, Missouri. Letters written by Dr. William (Bill) Berman and his wife Marian make up the bulk of the collection. These are primarily letters written, often in Hebrew, by Bill and Marian from Ft. Riley, Kansas, where Bill served as an Army doctor during World War Two.
Bethany Baptist Church, Buhl, Alabama, records
Abstract Contains original and photocopies of the church records books of Bethany Baptist Church of Buhl (now at Coker), Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, dating from 1832 to 1981, including the Articles of Faith, Rules of Decorum, members names, pastor’s salary, and the constitution of the Bethany Baptist Church.
Bethel Presbyterian Church records
Abstract Contains “Historical Sketch of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Bullock County, East Alabama Presbytery.” It is dated June 12, 1958, and is six pages in length. Includes a list the tenure of pastors, texts of building dedications, and description of the Presbyterian Church hierarchy.
Dates: 1850-1958; Majority of material found in 1900 - 1900
Big Creek Baptist Church Records
Abstract Deed for land, lists of members, and monthly meeting minutes of this Baptist church in Coker, Alabama.
Dates: 1821 - 1913
Henry Conrad Blanford papers
Abstract Bound prayer book and related materials dealing with this Lay Reader of the Episcopal Church's healing missions in Anniston and Ensley, Alabama.
Bluff Park United Methodist Church records
Overview A collection of financial records, membership rolls, church directories, and the floor plan of this Methodist church in Birmingham, Alabama.
Bone Camp Methodist Church records
Abstract This collection contains the constitution, membership lists, articles of faith, rules of decorum, records of church activities 1843-1904, and church register, 1862-1935, giving lists of members and of pastors of this Methodist church in Northport, Alabama.
Border Springs Baptist Church of Christ records
Abstract Photocopies of records, including board meeting minutes, the covenant, rules of decorum, lists of members, of members received, and resolutions by this Caledonia, Mississippi church.
Dates: 1900-1949; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1949
Brandon Memorial United Methodist Church records
Overview Lists of members, pastors, marriages, baptisms, and deceased members, as well as church directories of this Methodist church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Richard Branscomb and Lewis Branscomb papers
Overview Diary, travel journals, and account book of Richard Edwin Branscomb (1902-1980), Methodist Minister from Guin, Alabama, and Condensed Minute Book for Presiding Elders of the Southern Methodist Episcopal Church belonging to Branscomb’s father, Lewis Capers Branscomb (1865-1930).
Brien Chapel A.M.E. Church records
Overview Records of this African Methodist Episcopal church in Burnsville, Alabama, from 1924-1973.
Dates: 1924-1973; Majority of material found within 1926 - 1956
John H. Bryson letter
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
Maude Buntin collection
Overview Miscellaneous papers related to Aliceville, Pickens County, Alabama, including the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church Centennial program, 1937, the 50th anniversary booklet of the Tuesday Study Club, 1964, a Bible Study schedule for 1913, and clippings and photos related to Pickens County landmarks.
Callahan Family papers
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.
Canterbury Chapel Christ Episcopal Church scrapbooks
Overview Scrapbooks and newspaper articles highlighting church members who worked for the University and college students who attended Canterbury Chapel.
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.
Nicholas Hamner Cobbs paper
Abstract Document describing the provisions of Grandfather McClung's will, including the direct and contingency provisions to the Missionary Society and the Bishops Cobbs and Brownell for use in their diocese.
Dates: circa 1850
Commonplace book on Christianity and slavery
Overview Commonplace book with entries addressing a number of topics, including church politics, theological concerns, childrearing practices, and slavery.
Dates: between 1840 and 1851
Cubahatchie Baptist Church of Christ records
Overview Collection of meeting minutes and membership lists, 1887-1933, for this Cross Keys, Macon County, Alabama, church.
Minutes of the Talladega Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1898-1899
Overview Photocopy of a record book including the minutes, rolls, and mission reports of this Talladega church
F.M. Dansby diary
Overview This collection contains the diary of F.M. Dansby, an Episcopalian priest in Birmingham, Jeffereson County, Alabama. The diary only covers the Sundays of each month, where Dansby indicates where he preached and on what texts.
Diary of an Alabama Presbyterian Minister, 1832
Overview Diary of an unidentified Presbyterian minister from Alabama, recording his travel from Alabama to New York to attend the Presbyterian Church's Assembly in Philadelphia in 1832.
J. M. Duncan papers
Abstract A collection of correspondence, financial papers, and artifacts belonging to this Blocton, Alabama, resident.
Dunn's Creek Baptist Church records
Overview Records of members, deeds to church land, enrollments and dismissals, deaths, and expenses of this Baptist church in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.
Old Ebenezer Church history
Overview Paper providing a brief history of the church and its founders. Also includes a list of members and description of church teachings.
William Graham Echols papers
Overview Contains articles written about and by this Methodist minister and professor of religion at the University of Alabama
Dates: after 1892
Lista Geil Eddins papers
Overview Diaries, clippings, photographs, correspondence, sheet music, and church bulletins belonging to this University of Alabama music department head.
Dates: between 1910-1971
Evans family letters
Overview Collection of letters describing daily life of a mother to her daughter during pre- and post-Depression America
Dates: 1919-circa 1942
First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, records
Overview List of pastors, rules of decorum, the church covenant, and baptism lists, 1838-1904. It also includes an article, "Chronicles of the First Baptist Church," by Tom Garner, clerk.
First Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, records
Overview Contains record books, 1820-1948; list of baptisms, 1845-1894; Board of Trustees record books, 1838-1911; Board of Deacons minute book, 1886-1888; and miscellaneous other documents for this Tuscaloosa, Alabama church.
John C. Fletcher paper
Overview Transcript of a presentation by John C. Fletcher at the Alabama Clergy Conference, 1970, on the impact of industrial society and the post-industrial revolution on the youth of America
Dates: 1970 May 14
Richard Furman papers
Overview Photocopied documents, including letters, poetry, news clippings, class work, essays, and journal entries of Alabama school administrator and preacher.
Mrs. John S. Gandy paper
Overview Paper by Gandy titled "History of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Gordo, Alabama, 1838-1938." It actually covers the church's history through 1957 and includes lists of members and pastors.
Guy Gilliland papers
Overview Letters between Gilliland and his sweetheart (later wife) Josie, church materials from Trinity United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, greeting cards, and photographs
James Lockhart Goodloe letterbook
Overview Contains one letterbook, which includes the autobiography of James Lockhart Goodloe, a Tennessee lawyer.
Grant's Creek Baptist Church Record
Overview Notebook recording the names of members of this Fosters, Alabama, Baptist church giving the date they joined the church, were baptized, and, in some instances, when they were dismissed, excluded, restored, or died
Vernon Grosse collection
Overview Collection of pre- and post- Civil War letters and genealogies (all photocopies), as well as minutes for the New River Baptist Church, in Fayette County, Alabama, from 1826-1911.
James Hall and Myra Hall papers
Overview Two copies of Hall's "The History of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Alabama Prior to 1826" and a notebook detailing his sermons and revival participation from September 1886 through May 1887; a large portion of the notebook contains Myra Hall's writings
Wade Hall Collection of Stereocards
Abstract Collection consists of 1708 stereocards depicting scenes from all over the world.
Dates: 1874 - 1950
Rachel Duke Hamilton papers
Overview A photocopy of a typed draft of the manuscript of a biography of Judge Peter J. Hamilton written by his youngest daughter, Rachel Duke Hamilton Cannon (sometimes noted as Rachel-Duke).
Dates: circa 1950
George G. Hardin poems and song
Overview Religious poems and hymn written by Hardin when he was in his 80s and 90s
Marvin P. Harper papers
Abstract A variety of documents covering: slave ownership documents concerning crimes and deaths; Farrah Law Society plaque; UA football picture from 1920s; Church programs; Stamps; Daughters of the Confederacy minutes. McCall diploma, 1879; and Kennedy family papers.
Herman Packard journal
Abstract Diary of a Pennsylvania minister and agent of the American Tract Society, written while he was in New Orleans and Greenville, Louisiana, in 1839 and 1846.