Travel and Tourism
Subject Source: Local sourcesScope Note: https://lccn.loc.gov/gf2014026200
Found in 65 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Letters written by Alice Garnett and her husband Algernon Sydney Garnett, a professor at the University of Alabama, discussing, among other things, the hardships of travel, news of the university, its professors, and their wives, the election of a new superintendent of education, and a rebellion by the University Cadets against the commandant.
Scope and Contents One journal written by various members of the Appalachian Mountain Club as they traveled through Mexico on a thirty-three-day excursion between February and March 1939. The journal entries are chronologically bound, approximately one page in length each, typewritten, and initialed by the club member writing for the day. The first page includes a list of names and addresses for the members on the excursion.
Dates: 1939-02 - 1939-03
Overview A collection of information compiled in 1981 in the process of applying for historic designation for this Tuscaloosa, Alabama district. It includes historical data, newspaper clippings about houses, lists of previous owners, special features of houses, floor plans, and an historical inventory of various homes.
Abstract Letter from Babbitt to his cousin William H. Babbitt of Princeton, New Jersey, describing an ocean voyage from New York to Mobile, and Babbitt's subsequent doings in Alabama.
Dates: circa 1843 December
Abstract Diary covering the 1865 negotiations with General E. R.S. Canby and others over the cessation of hostilities between the U.S. and the state of Texas, other legal cases legal and business, as well as personal and family affairs.
Abstract A letter dated 30 November 1843, to Blair's brother Edwin in Williamstown, Massachusetts, describing a sea voyage from New York, to Mobile, Alabama.
Dates: 1843 November 30
Abstract Thermo-fax copy of letter dated 19 October 1958 by Dr. Bonner to Professor James H. Newman, executive vice-president University of Alabama, summarizing Bonner's trip to England, also a brief letter dated 21 October by Newman to W.S. Hoole, to whom he forwarded Bonner's letter.
Abstract Correspondence, scrapbooks, litigation papers, speeches, editorials, etc., of this Pulitzer Prize winner and long-time Tuscaloosa News editor.
Dates: 1935-1968; Majority of material found within 1949 - 1968
Abstract Printed maps of Georgia with additions showing routes taken for "botanical tours."
Overview Diary, travel journals, and account book of Richard Edwin Branscomb (1902-1980), Methodist Minister from Guin, Alabama, and Condensed Minute Book for Presiding Elders of the Southern Methodist Episcopal Church belonging to Branscomb’s father, Lewis Capers Branscomb (1865-1930).
Abstract Correspondence and other material relating to the captivity of Captain John Burnham in Algiers, 1793-94, his attempts to buy his freedom and subsequent efforts to secure reimbursement from Congress.
Overview Charter and organizational information of the Tallassee Branch of the Central Plank Road Company
Overview Legal papers, correspondence, photos, geneology, sheet music, blueprints, sermons, postcards, and journals all related to the Cravner family.
Overview Postcards depicting scenes in Cuba in the early twentieth century.
Dates: circa 1910-1920
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 A letter testamentary to Edgar G. Dawson, naming him executor of the estate of William Eliza Terrell, June 3, 1867, one to “My darling,” June 4, 1885 written while on a trip to Italy, and the plantation book for “Ravenswood,” January 1869-January 1, 1873.
Overview Contains the personal and family records, as well as photos, correspondence, and other files during his time as an educator.
Overview Personal correspondence, papers relating to academic matters, a diploma, cards, maps, newspaper clippings, and photographs of Estes, his family, and friends
Dates: 1914-1955; Majority of material found within 1919 - 1924
Overview Correspondence, postcards, invitations, and other items, including letters (1887-1892) from Alston Fitts while he was in Europe.
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.
Overview Compositions, scrapbooks, correspondence, and clippings of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Eddy Lanier King Gilmore, of Selma, Alabama, and his Russian-born wife, Tamara Kolb-Chernashovaya, a ballerina with the Bolshoi Ballet. The bulk of material is from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
Dates: circa 1940 - 1967
Overview Guest register from 11 July 1889 through 31 January 1890 of this Scottsville, Virginia, hotel.
Overview Memorabilia from the Panama Canal.
Overview Letter from William C. Hayne of Charleston, South Carolina, to Lewis Bristol of New Haven, Connecticut, discussing immigrating to Alabama.
Dates: 1837 February 3
Collection — 2022-023: 
Scope and Contents One photographic collection of 39 stereoviews of hikers, hiking trails, and outdoor activity areas near Mexico City and Toluca, Mexico, between 1922 and 1924. Some of the locations captured are rivers, hills, and Nevado de Toluca. Most of the photographs are captioned in Spanish and some include location and date information.
Dates: 1922 - 1924
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.
Overview Souvenir post cards and other mementos and keepsakes. There is also a typed manuscript by Jacqueline Box Blaylock, "A Tribute to the Memory of Perry Jackson Box."
Overview Postcards to and from this Hamilton, Ontario, Canada native, as well as to and from her family and friends. There are also delegate and guest tickets to the Republican National Conventions of 1908 and 1916 held in Chicago, Illinois, and a travel brochure from Havana, Cuba.
Mary Hairston Collection of Travel Ephemera from National Association of Colored Women (NACW) Convention
Overview A collection of travel ephemera from a cross-country trip Mary Hairston took to attend the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) in Los Angeles, California, in 1952.
Overview Three photographs of U. of A. students between 1884-1887 and an article by McCall about Alabamians who went to California during the 1849 "Gold Rush."
Scope and Contents One photographic album containing 28 black and white photographs of daily life and scenery in Mexico during the 1920s. Some of the cities identified include León, Tepotzotlán, Chiapas, and Cuernavaca. Various daily life scenes include locals making crafts, farmers plowing land, pets and animals, and houses. About half of the photographs are captioned and all measure 5" x 7".
Dates: circa 1920s
Overview The collection contains genealogical research notes covering 1820-1880, including county data, church and marriage records, family histories, and other information created and gathered by this Alabama genealogist. The collection also contains a list of military pension and bounty land applications.
Dates: 1900 - 1980
Overview Contains a variety of rare, published materials. Most notable are the almanacs, biographies, guidebooks, art catalogs, and works of literature.
Dates: circa 1750-2000
Abstract Correspondence, diaries, journals, speeches, scrapbooks, and other papers of Sarah Ann Gayle Crawford, sister to Amelia Gayle Gorgas, and William B. Crawford.
Overview This collection consists of Savage family photographs documenting their travels and everyday life.
Dates: 1909 - 1910
Abstract Photos of this Tuscaloosa family are in two photograph albums that contain images from and around The University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa County, including Bryce Hospital, the Tuscaloosa Centennial celebrations, and Warrior River (bridge and flooding), and family activities.
Dates: 1870 - 1987
Scope and Contents This collection contains one photographic album of 494 black-and-white photographs and one 14-page typescript speech from compiler W. C. Olds while traveling through South America during 1906 and 1907. The photographs are of daily life, street and market scenes, and city views of destinations in South America, including Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Ecuador, and Paraguay. The speech is addressed to an unspecified "Board of Trade" and describes Olds meeting locals, bartering at markets, and...
Dates: 1906 - 1907
Overview Letter from W.K. Ichimmel from South Bend, Indiana, to his unnamed friend. The letter discusses his upcoming trip to Paris and the workers at the shirt factory where he works.
Collection — Box 2009001.016: 
Abstract This collection consists of thirteen photographs depicting scenes from Pensacola and surrounding area, including Fort Pickens, Fort McRae, Fort Barrancas, and the Pensacola Navy Yard. This collection also depicts scenes from DeFuniak Spring, Florida.
Collection — Box 2009001.016: 
Abstract This collection consists of twelve photographs depicting scenes from Virginia, such as Fort Monroe, Blue Ridge Mountain, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Old Point Comfort.
Collection — Box 2009001.016: 
Abstract This collection consists of six photographs depicting scenes along the Hudson River.
Collection — Box 2009001.032: 
Abstract This collection consists of 213 photographs depicting scenes from various places, such as cities, farms, tourist attractions, and rivers in Ireland, Scotland, France, and New York.
Collection — Box 2009001.012: 
Abstract This collection consists of twenty black and white photographs depicting scenes from unidentified tropical island.
Collection — Box 2009001.036: 
Abstract This collection consists of fifteen photographs depicting people enjoying time at a pool at The Cloister Hotel and on the beach at Sea Island, Georgia.
Collection — Box 2009001.025: 
Overview This collection consists of thirty-five photographs depicting scenes from Philippines, such as Manila Harbor, lighthouse, Philippines National Bank, Manila Jockey Club, etc., and China.
Collection — Box 2009001.026: 
Overview This collection consists of fifty-nine photographs depicting scenes from family’s travels through Washington State, Alaska (Taku Glacier, Columbia Glacier, Spencer Glacier, Auk Lake, Mendenhall Glacier, Portland Canal, Prince Rupert, Juneau, and Ketchikan) and British Columbia (Grenville Channel).
Dates: 1940 - 1941
Collection — Box 2009001.027: 
Overview This collection of twenty-eight photographs depicting scenes from Japan: parade, shops, people wearing traditional Japanese cloths and street scenes.
Collection — Box 2009001.030: 
Overview This collection consists of eleven photographs depicting scenes from Japan around 1910.
Collection — Box 2009001.030: 
Overview This collection consists of three photographs depicting volcanos in Hawaii.