Technology and Industry
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The business records of a firm with extensive mine holdings in Alabama, including minutes of stockholders meetings, 1917-1953, minutes of the board of directors, 1927-1953, and miscellaneous material.
Dates: 1917 - 1953
Overview Includes membership information, correspondence to members, newsletters, data on industrial growth, and civic booster brochures from various Alabama cities.
Dates: 1953 - 1979
Overview Bylaws and newsletters of this statewide technology driven support group of the 1980s.
Abstract Corporate letterbook, 1882-1906, and cloth samples of "Bell checks" and "Bell stripes" manufactured by the Bell Factory, Huntsville, Alabama, after the Civil War.
Abstract A collection of bills of lading and receipts for freight costs, passage, storage, and other documents, relating to steamboat lines, mostly within Alabama, plus some receipts from stagecoaches, warehouse and storage companies, and railroads.
Abstract This collection contains much of the business correspondence and records of the Bessemer Coal, Iron and Land Company, including lists of stock holders, minutes of meetings, maps of mine sites, and correspondence with government entities.
Overview Early stock certificates from these significant coal and land development companies
Abstract Ledger of shipping records including destinations, prices and kinds of coal, dates, etc.
Abstract Letters to the machinery manufactures Booney and Bush, and Bush and Lobdell, both of Wilmington, Delaware, concerning machinery, cotton gins, and business conditions in Alabama, 1836-1843.
Overview Financial and legal documents of the Brierfield Ironworks along with some correspondence and printed materials, dating from 1866 to 1882. The materials are divided into two main groups: (A) those materials generated during Josiah Gorgas' control of the ironworks (1866-1869), and (B) those materials generated during Thomas S. Alvis' control of the operations (1869-1873).
Dates: 1864-1897; Majority of material found within 1866 - 1882
Overview Five letters and a telegram to a foundry in Delaware from various Alabama railroads concerning purchase of wheels, trucks, pinions, and other items.
Overview Six catalogs of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Three are clothing catalogs, one is a plant catalog, one is an automobile supply catalog, and one is a biography/silverware catalog.
Overview Central Iron and Coal photographic collection consist of images depicting different aspects of coal and iron production, from mining to building a furnace and transporting the material by train, as well as workers' houses, offices, and stores. Some of the photographs have locations identified as Bibbville and Vance, Alabama.
Dates: 1901 - 1903
Overview Letter from J.W. Clapp in Holly Springs, Mississippi, written on June 9, 1851, to R.C. Brinkley of Florence, Alabama, regarding what appears to be the building of a proposed railroad.
Overview This collection contains records from an Alabama coal company.
Abstract This collection contains correspondence, clippings, and photographs relating to a president of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad.
Overview A scrapbook and accompanying materials relating to the book “With C.H. Ellis Through Central America and Panama: Quarantine Tour of Central America and Panama by Health Authorities as Guests of the United Fruit Company,” compiled and distributed by that firm.
Dates: after 1900
Abstract This collection contains Davis' resume, photographs of plating machines designed by him and Udylite company pamphlets.
Overview A ledger of the Elliott and Carl Mill which records days and hours worked by employees as well as accounts and orders for lumber.
Dates: 1886 - 1891
Overview Notebook containing handwritten notes, including billing and account information, property dimensions, worklogs, and sketches of tools, of this Georgia-based civil engineer.
Overview Incorporation papers, by-laws, directors' minutes, minutes of stockholders' meetings, and related records.
Overview Photocopies of reports and biographical sketches written by John Henry Faber after his retirement from the Eastman Kodak Company, as well as a section on early Alabama television.
Dates: 1933 - 1988
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
Overview Correspondence, ledgers, and other papers of Selma, Alabama, businessmen, George O. Baker, his son, Joseph M. Baker, and their various companies and businesses.
Dates: 1886 - 1898
William J. Gray Bama-Bell II Floating Point Mathematical Interpretative System for USS 80 System (student manual)
Overview Student computer programming manual for the Bama-Bell II programming language for the Univac Solid State 80 computer system.
Dates: circa 1965
Overview Documents dealing with various financial considerations concerning mortgages, bonds, consolidations, etc., between 1912 And 1914
Overview Two publications, the Naval Aviation News, August 1966, and Tri-Supply, July 11, 1958, and a copy of a pamphlet about the Naval Air Technical Services Facility.
Overview Receipts from Greensboro, Alabama, stores and notes concerning the opening of the local telephone company in Greensboro in 1909.
Dates: 1909, 1949
Overview Correspondence, time book, and ledger of Birmingham, Alabama, industrialist J. A. Montgomery.
Dates: 1889 - 1898
Abstract A substantial collection of papers and materials relating to James Bowron, one of the nineteenth century iron and mining pioneers in the Deep South. It includes Bowron's 1632-page, unpublished autobiography, as well as his daily journals, letters, and pictures.
Abstract Paper titled "An Editor Spends a Day with the Army,” [presented to the?] American Society of Newspaper Editors, April 13, 1942. Includes annotated photographs of editors visiting Governors Island, New York, HQ of Eastern Defense Command and First Army and photographs of defense drills somewhere on the East Coast.
Abstract Contains correspondence, financial materials, and material relating to the Grange, Farmers’ Alliance, Agricultural Relief, and other agricultural organizations of this Choctaw County, Mississippi, farmer who was an agent for the Daniel Pratt Company.
Overview Contains two minute books, with entries from directors' and stockholders' meetings of the Montgomery and West Point Railroad from March 1846 to June 1870.
Overview Transcript of an interview given by Mrs. Alvin Mosley of Ensley, Alabama, on Novemeber 30, 1942, on Birmingham radio station WBRC, regarding the government supervised Labor Board election at the TCI (Tennessee, Coal, Iron and Railroad Company) and the United Steelworkers of America union.
Overview Material relating to Savannah, Americus, and Montgomery (S.A. & M.) Railway
Dates: after 1888
Abstract Contains records of the Shelby Iron Company from 1862 to 1930, including correspondence, directors' minutes, stockholder records, manufacturing records (charcoal reports, stable reports, mining, time books, payrolls by department), commissary records, grist mill toll books, furnace record books, and many other records. It also includes records of a subsidiary, Shelby Manufacturing and Improvement Company, 1890-1923. The virtually complete set of manufacturing records also parallels the birth...
Abstract A January 1927 letter by W. C. Strong of Mobile, Alabama, recounting the circumstances surrounding the death of Robert F. Bell, Jr., an employee of the Munson Steam Ship Company docks who died on the job in late 1926.
Overview Two letters and one circular encouraging capital investment in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, approximately one year after the end of the Mexican Revolution.
Dates: 1921-04-15 - 1921-04-25
Overview Two reports on a proposed canal project on the Valley and Warrior Rivers in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Dates: 1917 - 1943
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Abstract This collection consists of thirty-eight photographs representing unidentified people.
Dates: 1910 - 1920
Collection — Box 2009001.011: 
Abstract This collection consists of two black and white photographs depicting unidentified train conductors.
Collection — Box 2009001.030: 
Overview This collection consists of six photographs depicting people wearing aviation clothes.
Overview An extensive collection, including business and personal correspondence, financial records, photographs, and other materials of this Birmingham, Alabama, family, which owned and operated the Woodward Iron Company.
Dates: 1829 - 1958; Majority of material found within 1866 - 1950
Overview Wool dyeing instructions from an unknown author in Paisley, Scotland, detail recipes and instructions for black, blue, red, and yellow wool dyes.
Dates: 1858 August 31