The material was assembled by E. F. Holman, principal of the school. In the reports the teachers describe the studies and activities their classes engaged in throughout the school year. Photographs of the students are often included.
The constitutional convention of 1867 met from October to December; it was held as a result of the Reconstruction Act of 1867, which made Alabama part of the Third Military District under General John Pope. These records consist of ordinances and...
Diary entries are chronological but irregular (sometimes months apart, sometimes years). Topics discussed include family matters and health; religion; homes in northwest Georgia (near a settlement of Cherokee Indians) and Gaylesville in Cherokee...
In the diary Espy discusses topics such as family life, church activities, weather, household chores, and her experience during the Civil War. Transcriptions are available: http://home.mchsi.com/~mlyle/diaryintro.html [not on the ADAH website].
In the journal Blount discusses the landscape; encounters with Cherokee Indians in the area; and problems the surveyors faced during their work. He also includes a list of Cherokee words with their Creek and English equivalents.
The first few entries were written before the war; they discuss Wilson's work as a clerk in a cotton house and his social life in Mobile. Most of the diary, however, focuses on his military service during the Civil War. He describes camp life and...
Issues of The Star (originally named The Sun), a newspaper published by William and John Chilton of Montgomery, Alabama, when they were adolescents. The paper includes serialized stories, essays, facts, local news items, jokes, and a few...
About a third of the letters are handwritten, and the rest are typed; some of the handwritten copies are faded and difficult to read. Many of the letters report on the daily operations of the company. Other topics include supply, labor, and...
This article from the Mobile Press-Register recounts the events of "Bloody Sunday," which some citizens "claim.hastened the passage of the voting rights act by Congress" in 1965. It then examines current conditions for African Americans in the...
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