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University of Alabama

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 305 Collections and/or Records:

J. Robert Kennedy Autograph Journal

Identifier: MSS-1835
Abstract Contains one journal of autographs, belonging to J. Robert Kennedy, a University of Alabama graduate. Some of the autographs belong to those who fought in the Civil War.
Dates: 1859 - 1885

Linda Jackson scrapbook

Identifier: MSS-3546
Overview Scrapbook of the historical places on the University of Alabama campus
Dates: after 1950

Jacob Frederic Goossen papers

Identifier: MSS-0579
Overview Correspondence, writings, teaching materials, and musical compositions of this former faculty member of the University of Alabama.
Dates: 1940-1995

James A. Seddon Letter

Identifier: MSS-1240
Abstract A letter dated 16 March 1864 to General Joel Briggs, Adjutant and Inspector General of Alabama, declining to detail George Breitenbach as shoemaker for the cadets of the University of Alabama.
Dates: 1864-03-16

James Austin Anderson papers

Identifier: MSS-0078
Overview A collection of copies of newspaper clippings and information about Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and its people.
Dates: 1898-1941

James Harry Cowan Collection

Identifier: 2008-006
Scope and Contents Collection consists of one photographic album with sixty-two photographs of James Harry Cowan, a University of Alabama student from 1915 - 1918. Scenes include University athletes and sporting events, pre-game activities in front of Woods Hall, in Birmingham and Rickwood Park. Also contains newspaper clippings and memorabilia. The collection contains one card printed on one side with The University of Alabama Alma Mater and on the reverse side the song "God Save, Keep, and Hold Our Men," a...
Dates: 1915 - 1918

Perry B. James papers

Identifier: MSS-0743
Overview Collection includes a letter from James, president of Athens College, Athens, Alabama, to William Stanley Hoole, head of the University of Alabama Libraries, about a paper James had written, "The Counties North of the Tennessee River," and a manuscript of the paper.
Dates: 1959

James W. Horner Photographs

Identifier: 2009-212
Overview This collection consists of one photograph of the University of Alabama Marching Band on the steps of the Amelia Gorgas Library.
Dates: 1943

James William Oakley Jr. Photographs

 Collection — Box 38034.001: [1006241591]
Identifier: 2010-020
Abstract Photographs taken by James William Oakley Jr. during the week that Autherine Lucy, the first African American student at The University of Alabama, enrolled in February 1956.
Dates: 1956 February

Jasons scrapbook, 1961-1963

Identifier: MSS-0747
Overview This collection contains a scrapbook.
Dates: 1961-1963

Jeanette F. Yackle paper

Identifier: MSS-1593
Overview A 1980 "Bibliography of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1826-46," “prepared at the request and with the support of Dean Thomas Christopher of the University of Alabama School of Law. It is an attempt to bring together all the primary and secondary material dealing with Tuscaloosa while it was Alabama’s state capital." (p. 2)
Dates: 1980

Jefferson Jackson Coleman Photographs

Identifier: 2008-002
Overview This collection consists of fifty-five photographs of the former Director of Alumni Affairs at the University of Alabama. He was closely involved in athletics at the University of Alabama. The photographs show various aspects of his life from 1918 through 1989.
Dates: 1918 - 1989

Jerry A. Davis, Jr. Photographs

Identifier: 2009-200
Overview This collection consists of eighty-five photographs of Jerry A. Davis, Jr. (UA, MA, 1991), his friends and family, school pictures of Tuscaloosa Academy students, University of Alabama Sigma Chi fraternity parties, and vacation scenes.
Dates: 1979 - 1989

John Beecher Collection

Identifier: MSS-3226
Scope and Contents This collection contains a variety of newspaper and periodical clippings about John Beecher, his appearances and poetry readings, and reviews of his published works. Press releases are included as well. Most of the clippings were collected by Barbara Beecher. There are Web pages about John Beecher printed out by Martha Huie included in the collection. There is a small amount of correspondence and three sound recordings of the author reading his poetry.
Dates: unknown

John Gorman Barr papers

Identifier: MSS-0116
Abstract Contains correspondence to and from John Gorman Barr, as well as other papers of this University of Alabama student, Tuscaloosa attorney, and United States Consul in Australia, known for his humorous writings.
Dates: 1840-1858

John L. Blackburn papers

Identifier: MSS-2605
Overview Contains personal papers, documents, records, and accomplishments of John L. Blackburn.
Dates: 1945-2000

Johnne Bryant Willbern Letters

Identifier: MSS-1556
Abstract A series of letters written from May to September 1954, by the wife of the chair of the political science department at the University of Alabama while accompanying her husband to New Zealand, where he was teaching. They were written to family and friends and contain accounts of the family's experiences and descriptions of local customs. One newspaper clipping is also included.
Dates: 1954

Sylvester Jones scrapbooks

Identifier: MSS-3635
Overview Two three-ring binders of material and two bound books (unpublished memory books, "Sylvester Jones: In Rememberance")
Dates: 1970s-1990s

Joseph Judson Smith Jr. University of Alabama Scrapbook

Identifier: MSS-4308
Overview One scrapbook compiled by Joseph Judson Smith Jr. during his time at The University of Alabama, containing ephemera, documents, and photographs related to academics, clubs, sports, and activities.
Dates: 1923 - 1937

Joshua Busby Oden Arithmetic Book

Identifier: MSS-1283
Abstract Arithmetic textbook/workbook used by Joshua Busby Oden. A 1956 note inside the front cover says the book was presented to Dr. A.B. Moore, University of Alabama history professor and dean of the Graduate School
Dates: 1845

Josiah and Amelia Gorgas family papers

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

Jubilee Singers of the University of Alabama Photographs

Identifier: 2008-004
Overview This collection consists of colored photographs relating to the Jubilee Singers' 1972 and 1973 concert tours of northeast Alabama.
Dates: 1972 - 1973

Kappa Alpha Photographs

Identifier: 2009-062
Abstract This collection consists chiefly of photographs relating to the Kappa Alpha Order members at the University of Alabama.
Dates: 1951 - 1988

Lamar McCarty Photographs

Identifier: 2009-196
Overview This collection consists of twelve photographs of homecoming festivities at the University of Alabama, probably taken by Lamar McCarty, University of Alabama Graduate (1938).
Dates: 1937 - 1938

Lecture notes on John W. Abercrombie

Identifier: MSS-0002
Abstract Notes for a class lecture on Abercrombie, president of the University of Alabama. Includes information on the construction of University buildings during his tenure, as well as his conflicts with former acting president and Latin professor William S. Wyman.
Dates: not dated

Lou Walls Collection

Identifier: MSS-1519
Abstract A collection of materials, including many photographs, on the University of Alabama dancers, 1964-86.
Dates: 1964 - 1986

Louis D. Corson Papers

Identifier: MSS-0360
Overview Papers of the former University of Alabama Dean of Men.
Dates: 1956-02-03 - 1956-09-14

Lucien Owen Letter

Identifier: MSS-1085
Abstract A letter dated 8 October 1857, from a student at the University of Alabama to his father, which dicusses student life.
Dates: 1857-10-08

M. Carolyn Smith Papers

Identifier: MSS-1292
Abstract The collection contains material created and gathered as research for "A North Alabama Country Boy's Journey into the World of Nuclear Technology." Written for Professor Gary Mills at the University of Alabama, the paper is about Lester Elkin Burkhart, who worked in the United States atomic energy program.
Dates: 1982

Mary C. Partlow and John C. Pritchitt paper

Identifier: MSS-1107
Abstract A 1981 paper titled "John William Abercrombie, Thirteenth President of the University of Alabama, 1902-1911" written for a University of Alabama class by Mary C. Partlow and John C. Pritchitt.
Dates: 1981

Frederick Richard Maxwell diplomas

Identifier: MSS-3790
Scope and Contents This collection contains the college diplomas of Frederick Richard Maxwell from the University of Alabama and the National Business College from 1881; and the tintype of Frederick Richard Maxwell.
Dates: 1881

Daniel Thompson McCall, Jr. collection

Identifier: MSS-0393
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."
Dates: 1849-1887

T. C. McCorvey papers

Identifier: mss-3787
Overview Diplomas, lecture-related materials, scrapbooks, photograph albums, a University Register, and account books
Dates: unknown

John Rankin McLure papers

Identifier: MSS-0964
Overview Contains records created by this University of Alabama College of Education dean
Dates: Unknown

Melpothalian Society Records

Identifier: MSS-0977
Abstract This collection contains an account of the society's proceedings, a list of members, and a note for $5,000 to W. P. Douthit dated Oct. 15, 1844.
Dates: 1836 - 1844; Majority of material found within 1836 - 1837

Million Dollar Band Photographs and Other Media

Identifier: 2012-037
Overview This collection consists of VHS tapes, audio cassettes, negatives, and photographs of the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band.
Dates: circa 1950 - 2002

Evelyn Minor letter

Identifier: MSS-3637
Overview Contains letter from University of Alabama Recorder, Teresa Pradat, advising Minor that her application to attend UA has been accepted.
Dates: 1945 November 17

University of Alabama, Frank M. Moody Music Building articles

Identifier: MSS-3702
Overview Articles covering the construction and dedication of the Frank M. Moody Music Building on the University of Alabama campus in 1987 and 1988.
Dates: 1987-1988

Moody Music Building Dedication Photographs

Identifier: 2008-021
Overview Photographs of the opening gala of the Moody Music building.
Dates: 1988-01-15

Albert B. Moore papers

Identifier: MSS-1013
Overview Moore's Civil War letters, plays, naval chronology, plays, and roundtables; lists of members and board of trustees from multiple universities; notes, booklets, news, and biographies on the subject of the Civil War; etc.
Dates: unknown

Morgan Smith Gilmer papers

Identifier: MSS-0571
Overview Correspondence, as well as photocopy and typescript copies of a booklet by Gilmer, containing the last roll and brief history of "Shockley's Independent Escort Company of Alabama Cavalry," a Civil War unit formed by University of Alabama students Branscom Shockley and Henry Burt in March 1864.
Dates: 1954

Burton R. Morley retirement letterbook

Identifier: MSS-3701
Overview Book of letters, bound and presented to Morley on his retirement from the University of Alabama in 1968.
Dates: 1968

Natalie Thornton Photograph Album

Identifier: 2012-001
Abstract One photographic album depicting scenes from The University of Alabama featuring coeds at the Kilgore House and the campus. Also scenes from Montgomery, Alabama, New York City, New Orleans, Florida, and Texas.
Dates: 1905-1911

Nelson Smith Paper

Identifier: MSS-1293
Abstract A carbon copy of transcript of a speech titled "History of American Architecture," given by Smith in September 1963, to volunteers at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
Dates: 1963

New accession: Box temp.86

 File — Box temp 86
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Two letters from Macon at Tuscaloosa to his father and sister in Jacksonville, both dated 1861, discussing his denied requests for furloughs home, and a letter from his father, Miles, to his son in Tuscaloosa, encouraging him to return home to join a local company being raised to fight in the Civil War. The collection also includes an 1878 obituary of Macon's father, Major Miles Abernathy.Addition received in 2012 includes one letter dated April 14, 1861, written by Macon to his...
Dates: 1861 - 1878

Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Alabama Photographs

Identifier: 2007-003
Abstract This collection consists of one thousand seventy five photographs depicting street scenes in Tuscaloosa, Selma, and other cities in Alabama; portraits of famous people: Will Chambers, Augusta Evans Wilson, Margaret Zehmer Searcy, Roger Lee, Booker T. Washington, Samuel M. Stafford, George C. Wallace, Carl Elliot, Sr., Winton M. Blount, Jefferson Davis, and many others. Also collection consists of numerous images of Alabama rivers steam boats, Joe Sewell and Lou Gehrig in 1933 World Series;...
Dates: 1823 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1945

O. B. Emerson Papers

Identifier: MSS-0485
Overview The collection chiefly consists of correspondence between O. B. Emerson and various individuals including authors, former students, and other faculty and staff from The University of Alabama. The collection also includes materials about different authors and subjects on which Dr. Emerson either taught or published, as well as a significant amount of materials related to professional organizations in which he was involved.
Dates: 1945 - 1990

OAR Building Reports

Identifier: MSS-3923
Overview Contains reports on and photographs of UA campus buildings that were slated for destruction.
Dates: 2012

Oleta Lewis Hardesty Photographs

Identifier: 2010-017
Abstract Collection consists of fourteen photographs of University of Alabama coeds engaged in a variety of activities around campus, probably taken by Hardesty, a 1933 graduate of Alabama.
Dates: 1931 - 1933

Marvin T. Ormond papers

Identifier: MSS-3630
Overview UA Glee Club newspaper clippings and a photo
Dates: Between 1900 and 1925