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Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection

The Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection includes over 20,000 images covering a a wide range of topics, places, and individuals from throughout the state's history. Explore the collection using either the search box above or the suggested topics below. For other images from the Alabama Archives, see the Jim Peppler Southern …

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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 (AMG) donated its collection of historical photographic negatives to the Alabama Department of Archives and History. This collection contains more than 3 million negatives taken by newspaper photographers working for the Birmingham News, the Huntsville Times, and Mobile’s Press-Register between …

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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 and the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture. The AAFC continues to receive and …

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Alabama Folklife Collection

Alabama World War I Service Records

This collection consists of index cards with personal details about Alabamians who served in the armed forces during World War I. Information recorded may include name, race, age, date and place of birth, home address, date and location of induction, units served in, rank, engagements, wounds, dates and locations of service, date of …

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Alabama World War I Service Records

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Territorial and Early Statehood Records

Newspapers and records from Alabama's territorial period (1817-1819) and the early days of statehood.

 

 

Alabama World War I Service Records

Index cards with personal details about Alabamians who served in the armed forces during World War I. Cards are arranged by county and surname.

 

 

 

Alabama Media Group Collection

Negatives taken by photographers from the Birmingham News, the Huntsville Times, and Mobile’s Press-Register between the 1920s and the early 2000s.

 

 

 

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