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Southern Life and Culture

 Subject
Subject Source: Localbroad

Found in 82 Collections and/or Records:

Alabama Association of Historians records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3699
Overview Variety of records of the Alabama Association of Historians from 1993-2009
Dates: 1993-2009

Alabama Review editorial records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0051
Overview Miscellaneous correspondence, as well as copies of submitted articles (published and unpublished), of this peer-reviewed academic journal that presents the best of scholarship on the history of the state.
Dates: 1976-1987

Alabama Scenes

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2583
Overview These black-and-white photo-lithographs show residences, public buildings and scenic views from around Alabama.
Dates: circa 1900

Alabama Warriors speech text

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0053
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.
Dates: 1933

Alexander B. Meek letter, 1859 June 10

 File — Box WSC001: [1006241611], Folder: W 0129.09
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

M. E. Allan letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0063
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

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

Edmund Armes papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0086
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.
Dates: 1919

Askew family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0091
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.
Dates: 1844-1993

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

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

Martha Jane Coleman Banks commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0111
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

Sam Bennett letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0138
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

 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

Winafred Bird letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0158
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

Tom S. Birdsong paper

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0159
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.
Dates: 1975

Birmingham Examiner financial records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0162
Abstract Financial records ledger and checkbook from this Birmingham, Alabama, newspaper
Dates: 1963-1964

George and Eleanor Bridges Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0210
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.
Dates: 1932-1965

Iveson L. Brookes papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0214
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

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0223
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
Dates: 1911-1936

Bullock County Historical Society papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2589
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.
Dates: 1977-1987

J. O. Campbell diary

 Collection
Identifier: W-0139
Overview Diary of J. O. Campbell, a young man employed as a stenographer and typist in Montgomery, Alabama
Dates: 1895 January-May

Cantelou family genealogy

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0271
Overview Photocopies of various documents concerning the ancestry of members of the Cantelou family of South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.
Dates: 1855–1965

Carl Lamson Carmer letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0277
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

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0289
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

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2580
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

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0309
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

John and Mary Wellborn Cochran Diaries, Letterbook, and Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0326
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.
Dates: 1839-1915

William Preston Copeland cash books

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3707
Overview Cash books of this 19th century Eufaula, Alabama, doctor.
Dates: 1877-1900

Sarah Ann (Gayle) and William B. Crawford Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0369
Abstract Correspondence, diaries, journals, speeches, scrapbooks, and other papers of Sarah Ann Gayle Crawford, sister to Amelia Gayle Gorgas, and William B. Crawford.
Dates: 1833-1889

Cunningham Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4011
Overview Correspondence, maps, newspapers, and photographs of this West Alabama family
Dates: 1834-1979

Nehemiah Denton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1602
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.
Dates: 1831-1844

Diary of an Alabama Presbyterian Minister, 1832

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2646
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.
Dates: 1832

Dixie Art Colony newsletters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0438
Abstract Newsletters of the Dixie Art Colony, 1940-1942, which was located between Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama.
Dates: circa 1940-1942

Donoho family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3704
Overview Letters between members of a close Tuscaloosa family written primarily during the Civil War.
Dates: 1838-1914

Echola School papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0470
Overview Photocopies of attendance and tuition records, as well as a short history of the school written by one of its teachers.
Dates: 1883-1976

William H. Ely letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0484
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.
Dates: 1820-1821

City of Faunsdale, Marengo County, Alabama, correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0509
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.
Dates: 1927-1933

Margaret Gillis Figh papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0513
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.
Dates: 1940-1975

Flight of Doodle! broadside

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3710
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.
Dates: 1862

Josiah and Amelia Gorgas family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0580
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.
Dates: 1820-1920

William Crawford Gorgas Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0581
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
Dates: 1869-1920

Eliza Williams Chotard Gould memoirs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0582
Overview Two typescript copies of an 1868 memoirs written by early Tuscaloosa resident of French ancestry, whose family were Natchez, Mississippi pioneers.
Dates: 1868

Captain Simon Peter Gray papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0586
Overview Photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles and photographs about steamboats collected by this Mobile, Alabama, researcher.
Dates: 1934-1963

Johnny Greene paper, "Selling of the Old South"

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0594
Overview Paper titled the "Selling of the Old South."
Dates: unknown

Reminiscence of Julius C. Greene

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0595
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

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0596
Overview Personal papers, mostly involving the activities of this Perry County farmer and justice of the peace.
Dates: 1805-1885

George W. Hamner papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0615
Overview Contains notebooks kept by this Montgomery, Alabama, resident on natural and civic historical topics.
Dates: 1815-1870

Hubert Hill Harper political cartoon collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2750
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.

Dates: 1950-1956