Southern Life and Culture
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 107 Collections and/or Records:
Alabama Association of Historians records
Overview Variety of records of the Alabama Association of Historians from 1993-2009
Alabama Review editorial records
Overview Miscellaneous correspondence, as well as copies of submitted articles (published and unpublished), of this peer-reviewed academic journal that presents the best of scholarship on the history of the state.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
Alabama Warriors speech text
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.
Alexander B. Meek letter, 1859 June 10
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
Alice A. Lide Papers
Abstract This collection consists of a typescript copy of a paper titled "Franklin K. Beck," by Alice A. Lide, recounting his life and accomplishments. It is based largely on secondary sources.
M. E. Allan letter
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
Annie Perkins commonplace book
Overview The collection consists of one commonplace book containing handwritten and published recipes as well as published poems collected by Perkins of Eutaw, Alabama.
Dates: Approximately 1867
Edmund Armes papers
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.
Askew family papers
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.
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...
Arthur Bagby papers
Abstract Contains materials, mostly photocopies, created by or relating to Arthur Bagby, the tenth governor of Alabama.
Baltzell and Bullock families papers
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.
Bedford H. Williams papers
Overview Legal documents, financial records, correspondence, and other personal papers of this Tuscaloosa County probate judge in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Sam Bennett letter
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
James Berney letter
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
Winafred Bird letter
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
Birmingham Examiner financial records
Abstract Financial records ledger and checkbook from this Birmingham, Alabama, newspaper
Iveson L. Brookes papers
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
W. L. Bruce and Sons records
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
Bullock County Historical Society papers
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.
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.
Cantelou family genealogy
Overview Photocopies of various documents concerning the ancestry of members of the Cantelou family of South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.
Carl Lamson Carmer letter
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
Cemeteries and Local History collection
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.
Dates: 1989 - 2009
Richard Chanoweth Promissory Note
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
Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr., letter and biographical sketch
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
William Preston Copeland cash books
Overview Cash books of this 19th century Eufaula, Alabama, doctor.
Cunningham Family Papers
Overview Correspondence, maps, newspapers, and photographs of this West Alabama family
Dan T. Carter Photographs
Overview This collection consists of forty-five photographs depicting former Alabama Governor George Wallace, Jr. used by Dan T. Carter in his book "The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, The Origins of The New Conservatism and The Transformation of American Politics" 1995. Images of the various stages of Wallace's life, his family, and his wife, Lurleen. Many are official photographs released from the Governor's office.
Dates: 1918 - 1974
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.
Dixie Art Colony newsletters
Abstract Newsletters of the Dixie Art Colony, 1940-1942, which was located between Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama.
Dates: circa 1940-1942
Donoho family papers
Overview Letters between members of a close Tuscaloosa family written primarily during the Civil War.
Echola School papers
Overview Photocopies of attendance and tuition records, as well as a short history of the school written by one of its teachers.
City of Faunsdale, Marengo County, Alabama, correspondence
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.
Margaret Gillis Figh papers
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.
Flight of Doodle! broadside
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.
George and Eleanor Bridges Papers
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.
Eliza Williams Chotard Gould memoirs
Overview Two typescript copies of an 1868 memoirs written by early Tuscaloosa resident of French ancestry, whose family were Natchez, Mississippi pioneers.
Captain Simon Peter Gray papers
Overview Photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles and photographs about steamboats collected by this Mobile, Alabama, researcher.
Johnny Greene paper, "Selling of the Old South"
Overview Paper titled the "Selling of the Old South."
Reminiscence of Julius C. Greene
Overview Photocopy of a typescript copy of an essay by the descendant of the early settlers of Jefferson County, Alabama.
Dates: after 1904
Bird Griffin papers
Overview Personal papers, mostly involving the activities of this Perry County farmer and justice of the peace.
Wade Hall Photographs, Small Collection
Scope and Contents This collection consists of five photographs depicting unidentified people in Kentucky.
George W. Hamner papers
Overview Contains notebooks kept by this Montgomery, Alabama, resident on natural and civic historical topics.
Hubert Hill Harper political cartoon collection
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.
Henry W. Reese Jr. papers
Abstract Contains a letter by Reece describing his arrival in Vicksburg; a letter from William Garrard to H. F. Reese about his brother Henry; and a paper written by H. F. Reese about his brother's life.
Heritage Study Club Scrapbooks
Overview Scrapbooks of this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, women's organization documenting their monthly meetings, trips, and events.
Hugh Davis Papers
Abstract Extensive correspondence, business records, and receipts of this Marion, Alabama, plantation owner and attorney, and his family.
Dates: 1820 - 1898
George B. Inge papers
Overview Research material for the book, The Herndon and Inge Families: Genealogical, Historical, Biographical.
Dates: 1862 - 1975