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Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection

This digital collection contains over 20,000 images from the Alabama Department of Archives and History holdings. It includes a wide range of photographs, prints, and drawings from the early nineteenth century to the present day covering many topics and individuals from all walks of life. Additions are made each month. Highlights …

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Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection

Alabama Textual Materials Collection

This collection contains a selection of textual materials such as letters, diaries, minutes, fliers, clippings, and excerpts from books. State publications, the Alabama Historical Quarterly, the Alabama Official and Statistical Register, and the History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography are in separate collections.

 

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Alabama Textual Materials Collection

Alabama Maps Collection

This collection contains a sampling of maps from the extensive holdings at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. The maps span 300 years, documenting not only Alabama's geographic past, but also that of the region, nation, and continent. For information about maps that have not yet been digitized, see the ADAH maps …

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Alabama Maps Collection

Jim Peppler Southern Courier Photograph Collection

James H. “Jim” Peppler, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a staff photographer of the weekly paper, The Southern Courier, from July 1965 to mid-1968. Founded by staff members of The Harvard Crimson, the Courier recruited a biracial staff of both students and professional journalists from many parts of the country, with the …

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Jim Peppler Southern Courier Photograph Collection

Alabama Media Group Collection

In December 2016 Alabama Media Group donated its massive collection of historical photographic negatives to the Alabama Department of Archives and History. The collection contains more than 3 million photographic negatives taken by newspaper photographers working for the Birmingham News, the Huntsville Times, and Mobile’s

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Alabama Media Group Collection

Alabama Posters Collection

This collection contains posters from the holdings at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. The collection is particularly strong in World War I material, which was actively acquired by Archives staff in the 1910s and 1920s. Use the link below to browse all the items, or choose from the list of topics that are well represented …

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Alabama Posters Collection

Alabama Folklife Collection

This collection features a selection of images and audio recordings from the Archive of Alabama Folk Culture (AAFC). The AAFC was established in 2007 in order to house and make available the body of fieldwork gathered by the Alabama Folklife Association, The Alabama Center for Traditional Culture and the Folklife component of The Alabama …

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Alabama Folklife Collection

Alabama Genealogy and History Publications

To commemorate Alabama's bicentennial, the genealogical and historical community has partnered with the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and the Alabama Department of Archives and History to create a portal to publications documenting the story of the state's people and its past. Much of this collection will consist of the …

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Alabama Genealogy and History Publications

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ALABAMA BICENTENNIAL:

 

Territorial and early statehood records

To commemorate the state's bicentennial, ADAH has digitized newspapers and records from Alabama's territorial period (1817-1819) and the early days of statehood. Browse the collection...

 

 

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Alabama Media Group Collection

In December 2016 Alabama Media Group donated its collection of historical photographic negatives to ADAH. The collection contains more than 3 million images taken by newspaper photographers working for the Birmingham News, the Huntsville Times, and Mobile’s Press-RegisterMore information...

 

 

 

OTHER DIGITAL COLLECTIONS:

 

Alabama state agency websites collection

Since 2005 ADAH has worked to preserve state agencies' websites. The websites on Archive-It are arranged in the following collections: Alabama Constitutional Officers; Alabama Legislature and Appellate Courts; Alabama Regional, Multi-State or Multi-County Agencies or Commissions; Alabama Political Blogs; Alabama State Agencies; and Alabama State Agency Facebook Pages, Twitter Feeds, and YouTube Videos. 

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