Southern Life and Culture
Subject Source: Localbroad
Found in 82 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Variety of records of the Alabama Association of Historians from 1993-2009
Overview Miscellaneous correspondence, as well as copies of submitted articles (published and unpublished), of this peer-reviewed academic journal that presents the best of scholarship on the history of the state.
Overview These black-and-white photo-lithographs show residences, public buildings and scenic views from around Alabama.
Dates: circa 1900
Overview Text of a speech describing the contribution of Emma Sansom, Joseph Wheeler, Raphael Semmes, and John Pelham to Alabama history, read at the February 2, 1933, meeting of the Canebreak Rifle Guard Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
File — Box WSC001, Folder: W0129.09
Scope and Contents The collection contains a letter from Alexander B. Meek to Miss Addie A. Harris in June 1859. Miss Harris had written Meek requesting an autographed piece of silk for a quilt she was making. Meek not only sent her the autograph, he sent a beautiful four-line poem to add to his inscription on the quilt.
Dates: 1859 June 10
Overview Letter dated 30 September 1855, to "Dear Cousin," from Bald Hill, Georgia, discussing family news, crops, children, and illnesses and deaths among family and slaves.
Dates: 1855 September 30
Overview A collection of copies of newspaper clippings and information about Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and its people.
Overview Typed correspondence and telegrams from Armes in his capacity as Birmingham, Alabama chairman of the Sewanee (University of the South) endowment campaign to area Episcopalians, seeking donations for the institution. The collection also contains newspaper clippings pertaining to the campaign, and information on fundraising events.
Overview Biographical sketch, ledger, diaries, church histories, newspaper clippings, copies of poetry and pieces written about Confederate history in Alabama, address and appointment books from this Dayton, Alabama, family.
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...
Abstract Contains materials, mostly photocopies, created by or relating to Arthur Bagby, the tenth governor of Alabama.
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.
Abstract Commonplace book containing diary entries, recipes, miscellaneous writings, newspaper clippings, and poems; created by Martha Jane Coleman Banks of Columbus, Mississippi.
Dates: Circa 1848-1865
Abstract An 1848 letter written from Chickasaw, Alabama, to his cousin in Tuscumbia, Alabama, discussing the weather of the "sunny South," temperance, sailing to New Orleans, and various family matters.
Dates: 1848 May 7
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
Abstract A letter from Bird dated 5 May 1822, from Lower Salem, Sumter District, South Carolina to her son John Goodson Falls of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Bird asked that he visit her and that she might join him in Tuscaloosa.
Dates: 1822 May 5
Abstract A paper by Birdsong entitled "The Destruction of the University of the State of Alabama," prepared for presentation to the Alabama Historical Association in 1975.
Abstract Financial records ledger and checkbook from this Birmingham, Alabama, newspaper
Overview Letters written to George and Eleanor Bridges, of Homewood, Jefferson County, Alabama, and others written by George. There are also newspaper clippings, miscellaneous items and four journals.
Abstract A large collection of letters to and from this Baptist clergyman, planter and southern sectionalist, including defenses of the South, Brookes's business transactions, and family matters.
Dates: 1811-1911; Majority of material found within 1825 - 1865
Overview Ledgers and daybooks of this Catherine, Wilcox County, Alabama, country store, reflecting the economic and social conditions of this rural community from 1911 to 1936
Overview Papers, correspondence and research relating to the establishment of the Bullock County Historical Society, as well as some transcriptions of oral histories, cemetery records, and "genealogical" correspondence about the town of Midway and Bullock County.
Overview Diary of J. O. Campbell, a young man employed as a stenographer and typist in Montgomery, Alabama
Dates: 1895 January-May
Overview Photocopies of various documents concerning the ancestry of members of the Cantelou family of South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.
Overview Letter written by this acclaimed author of Stars Fell on Alabama to Mrs. Raymond McClain, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, discussing Mrs. McLain's association with Ruby Pickens Tartt, who Carmer praises for her value to the state of Alabama and her work to raise awareness of the folk traditions of Alabama.
Dates: 1972 August 9
Overview Papers submitted for credit in University of Alabama course EXT318 “Cemeteries and Local History,” a course in the New College Life Track. The focus of the papers is on cemeteries as reflecting the history of a locale and may examine burial patterns, customs, ornamentation, or simply be an inventory of interments.
Overview Photocopy of promissory note in which Richard Chanoweth of Kentucky County acknowledges receipt of a barrel of whiskey and promises to deliver deer skins to Philip Engle as payment.
Dates: 1779 July 12
Overview Letter written from Tuscaloosa in 1834, to his aunt, Mrs. Robert W. Withers of Erie, Greene County, Alabama, and a biographical sketch, author and date unknown, which includes information on Clay's political career, wedding, and friends.
Dates: circa 1834
Abstract Three bound volumes of this Alabama attorney and politician and his wife: John Cochran's diary; Mary Wellborn Cochran's journal; and a miscellany of copies of some of John Cochran's outgoing correspondence, journal entries of his, and copies of some freedman contracts to which he was party. Also includes two unidentified photographs that appear to be from the early twentieth century.
Overview Cash books of this 19th century Eufaula, Alabama, doctor.
Abstract Correspondence, diaries, journals, speeches, scrapbooks, and other papers of Sarah Ann Gayle Crawford, sister to Amelia Gayle Gorgas, and William B. Crawford.
Overview Correspondence, maps, newspapers, and photographs of this West Alabama family
Abstract Correspondence and other business materials of this Brooklyn, New York, resident with business interests in Mobile, Alabama. Aside from extensive business correspondence, it includes detailed descriptions of Mobile's antebellum social life, and accounts of yellow fever epidemics and fires.
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.
Abstract Newsletters of the Dixie Art Colony, 1940-1942, which was located between Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama.
Dates: circa 1940-1942
Overview Letters between members of a close Tuscaloosa family written primarily during the Civil War.
Overview Photocopies of attendance and tuition records, as well as a short history of the school written by one of its teachers.
Overview Letters recounting an 1820-1821 journey to Alabama by William H. Ely, Commissioner of the Connecticut Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb. The letters describe both the difficulties of his mission and the lifestyle of the early inhabitants of the state of Alabama.
Overview Letters created and received by the city of Faunsdale, Marengo County, Alabama, mainly relating to routine matters in this small town, including city maintenance concerns.
Abstract This collection consists mainly of folklore and tales contributed by students in Figh's folklore and English classes at Huntingdon College, plus miscellaneous contributions from family and friends.
Overview Small broadside of the 14-verse poem, Flight of Doodle! about the First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas), with each Confederate state's performance in the battle making up a stanza.
Abstract Correspondence, diaries, journals, speeches, scrapbooks, and other papers of Josiah Gorgas, chief of the Confederate Bureau of Ordnance and president of the University of Alabama, and his wife Amelia Gayle Gorgas, librarian at the University of Alabama and daughter of Alabama governor John Gayle.
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
Overview Two typescript copies of an 1868 memoirs written by early Tuscaloosa resident of French ancestry, whose family were Natchez, Mississippi pioneers.
Overview Photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles and photographs about steamboats collected by this Mobile, Alabama, researcher.
Overview Paper titled the "Selling of the Old South."
Overview Photocopy of a typescript copy of an essay by the descendant of the early settlers of Jefferson County, Alabama.
Dates: after 1904
Overview Personal papers, mostly involving the activities of this Perry County farmer and justice of the peace.
Overview Contains notebooks kept by this Montgomery, Alabama, resident on natural and civic historical topics.
Overview This collection contains political cartoons that appeared weekly in the early 1950s. The subjects of the cartoons are the Birmingham and Alabama school systems, the Geneva Convention, the Cold War, presidential candidates, and various other political figures and events.