Drawings (visual works)
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Allan F. Archer papers
Overview Documents pertaining to the career of Dr. Allan F. Archer from 1932 to 1951 when he worked at the University of Alabama Museum of Natural History and Geological Survey of Alabama. The material primarily focuses on Dr. Archer’s study of spiders, but includes crabs, mollusks, crustacean and matters of ecological and biological importance as well.
James C. Bennett papers
Abstract A miscellaneous collection of Civil War material of this Union soldier from Indiana, including enlistment lists, muster roles, war songs, writings, drawings, a diary, genealogical information, and clippings. All materials are photocopies of originals.
Dates: circa 1862-1899; Majority of material found within 1862 - 1869
Richard Branscomb and Lewis Branscomb papers
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).
Mary Tarver Carroll papers
Overview Contains two undated letters written from this Alabama resident to Peter Brannon, most likely the director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History; two hand-written verses; and three printed cards with Christmas illustrations and poems written by Carroll.
Dates: circa 1930s
Charles C. Smith Collection on Tools and Machinery
Overview Collection consists of seventy items related to the history of tools and machinery from 1881 to 1956.
Dates: 1881 - 1956
Matthew William Clinton papers
Abstract Text of a speech on Alabama's state capitals prepared for a 1946 Daughters of the American Revolution meeting and includes a sketch of an architect's plans for improvement of the capitol grounds.
Jefferson Jackson Coleman papers
Abstract Souvenirs from various events, as well as awards and honors bestowed upon Coleman, who served The University in many capacities for almost 50 years.
Douthitt scrapbook materials
Overview Material, mostly photocopies, from a nineteenth-century scrapbook. The most significant item is a pencil sketch of the Rotunda on the campus of The University of Alabama.
Dates: 1865 - 1877
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.
Josiah and Amelia Gorgas family papers
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.
E. W. Kemble Pen and Ink Drawing: "Jack"
Overview Matted pen and ink drawing by Kemble for Harry Stillwell Edwards's 1892 short story, "A Battle in Crackerdom"
Percy Lisk letter
Overview This collection contains a poem by an unknown author sent to Percy Lisk of Conner. The poem is about a doctor and includes a hand drawn image of a doctor.
Dates: ca. 1900
M. M. Ord Letters, 1856 January 31
File — Box 4257.023: , Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Letters to Molly M. Ord of San Fransico, California, one signed "G. E. Ord," the other "Bro. Marcy." One addresses the recipient as "Molly," the other as "Mollie." Annotation identifies "Molly/Mollie" as the wife of Edward Otho Cresap Ord (1818-1883), US Army officer, who was in California at the time these letters were written. The identification may be accurate; Ord married Mary Mercer Thompson, daughter of a prominent San Francisco lawyer, and one of the letters does make reference to...
Dates: 1856 January 31
Sam Groff Letter and Sketch, 1917 June 14
File — Box 4251.001: , Folder: 5
Scope and Contents Letter and an ink drawing from Sam Groff to his parents in Ridgefield, Washington. In 1917, Groff was in Vallejo, California, probably in naval basic training since he mentions standing in line for hours waiting to "draw clothes" and the sailors having to wait to eat until the electricians were finished in the mess hall. He includes a blue ink sketch of a sailor holding a bottle of rum with the caption "Old Masterpiece by Rum Brandy, A Full Sailor."
Dates: 1917 June 14
Wade Hall Collection of Drawings and Sketches, circa 1945
File — Box 4265.001: , Folder: 34
Scope and Contents This file contains five sketches and drawings in pencil, pen, and watercolor. Two are signed "Doug." Another, a cartoon of a woman holding a picture, includes the dialogue, "Gee, I hope Doug will give me this--I gotta hole in my plaster to cover."
Dates: circa 1945
Carrie Watkins papers
Overview Letters, recipes, and love poems, as well as her diary, written between 1857 and 1864 in Huntsville, Alabama, with her daily thoughts, favorite excerpts from literature and history, math problems, drawings of architecture, and problem solving.
William Cooper Diaries and Photograph
Abstract The collection consists of six diaries for 1864, 1867, 1876, 1882, 1884, and 1887, and a photograph of Cooper, an attorney from Tuscumbia, Alabama. The diaries contain daily entries made by Cooper and, in his absence from home, his wife, and give a great deal of information about the community, his activities, and his family.