Technology and Industry
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:
Alabama Fuel and Iron Company 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
Alabama Manufacturing Association records
Overview Includes membership information, correspondence to members, newsletters, data on industrial growth, and civic booster brochures from various Alabama cities.
Dates: 1953 - 1979
Alabama Online Users Group bylaws and newsletters
Overview Bylaws and newsletters of this statewide technology driven support group of the 1980s.
Bell Factory letterbook and cloth samples
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.
Bert Neville collection of steamboat documents
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.
Bessemer Coal, Iron, and Land Company records
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.
Bessemer Land & Improvement Co. and Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co. stock certificates
Overview Early stock certificates from these significant coal and land development companies
Birmingham Coal and Coke Company shipping records
Abstract Ledger of shipping records including destinations, prices and kinds of coal, dates, etc.
Bonney and Bush and Bush and Lobdell collection
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.
Brierfield Ironworks records
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
Bush and Lobdell Correspondence
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.
Central Iron and Coal Company Photographs
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
J.W. Clapp Letter
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.
Cobb Coal Company records
Overview This collection contains records from an Alabama coal company.
Whitefoord R. Cole papers
Abstract This collection contains correspondence, clippings, and photographs relating to a president of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad.
Eyre Damer papers
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
John V. Davis papers
Abstract This collection contains Davis' resume, photographs of plating machines designed by him and Udylite company pamphlets.
Elliott and Carl Mill time book
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
Edward Eppes notebook
Overview Notebook containing handwritten notes, including billing and account information, property dimensions, worklogs, and sketches of tools, of this Georgia-based civil engineer.
Essex Foundry records
Overview Incorporation papers, by-laws, directors' minutes, minutes of stockholders' meetings, and related records.
John Henry Faber papers
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
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
George O. Baker and Joseph M. Baker papers
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
Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Company documents
Overview Documents dealing with various financial considerations concerning mortgages, bonds, consolidations, etc., between 1912 And 1914
Joseph Poleman Harkins papers
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.
Crittenden Harris papers
Overview Receipts from Greensboro, Alabama, stores and notes concerning the opening of the local telephone company in Greensboro in 1909.
Dates: 1909, 1949
J. A. Montgomery business records
Overview Correspondence, time book, and ledger of Birmingham, Alabama, industrialist J. A. Montgomery.
Dates: 1889 - 1898
James Bowron papers
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.
John R. Hodge Papers
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.
John F. Johnson papers
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.
Montgomery and West Point Railroad minute books
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.
Mrs. Alvin Mosley Interview Transcript
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.
S.A. and M. Railway survey notes
Overview Material relating to Savannah, Americus, and Montgomery (S.A. & M.) Railway
Dates: after 1888
Shelby Iron Company Records
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...
W. C. Strong letter
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.
Timothy Healy Correspondence and Circular
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
Valley Creek Canal, West Jefferson County, Alabama, reports
Overview Two reports on a proposed canal project on the Valley and Warrior Rivers in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Dates: 1917 - 1943
Wade Hall Photographs, Small Collection
Collection — Box 2009001.014: 
Abstract This collection consists of thirty-eight photographs representing unidentified people.
Dates: 1910 - 1920
Wade Hall Photographs, Small Collection
Collection — Box 2009001.011: 
Abstract This collection consists of two black and white photographs depicting unidentified train conductors.
Wade Hall Photographs, Small Collection
Collection — Box 2009001.030: 
Overview This collection consists of six photographs depicting people wearing aviation clothes.
Woodward Family Papers
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
Wool Dyeing Instructions
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