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    • Postscript of a letter from William Lochiel Cameron to Anna Maria Gayle Fry.

    • 1915 circa
    • With his original message, Cameron enclosed a letter from Mrs. T. O. Chestney of Macon, Georgia, which is included here. On the back of Mrs. Chestney's letter, Cameron quotes from a report describing the Battle of Mobile Bay in August 1864. A...
    • Q45231 - Q45232, Q45252 - Q45259
    • Letter from Frank W. Boykin to Dickie and Lee Boykin.

    • 1961 March 27
    • When Frank sent this letter to his grandsons, he enclosed a photograph taken at his birthday party. The letter describes that photo, which included many notable figures from Washington, D.C.
    • Q5932 - Q5933
    • "Death Penalty for Crime."

    • 1931 April 25
    • Thomas Walker Wallace wrote this piece for his column "Here and There," which was published in the Birmingham Reporter, an African American newspaper. In it he argues against the death penalty. While he concedes that "It seems reasonable that when...
    • Q24978
    • Administrative files of Governor William Wyatt Bibb.

    • 1819-1820
    • This series consists of general correspondence of Governor Bibb, which includes information on Cahaba; the port of Blakely; the state's finances; the Tombeckbe Bank; the state milita and arms shipments; and state and national politics. Of...
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    • Administrative files of Governor Thomas Bibb.

    • 1820-1821
    • This series consists of financial records and correspondence, such as letters from citizens discussing the militia, local politics, and elections. Notable items include material related to river navigation; documents concerning a loan made to the...
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    • Alabama Suffrage Bulletin, Volume 1, Number 1.

    • 1915 October
    • This newsletter was published by the Alabama Equal Suffrage Association, which was based in Birmingham. Pattie Ruffner Jacobs, president of the organization, is on the cover of this issue.
    • Q57054 - Q57057
    • Letter from Lady Bird Johnson to Ocllo Boykin.

    • 1960 October 20
    • This letter thanks Mrs. Boykin for the rabbit's foot she gave Mrs. Johnson during the 1960 presidential election. At the bottom of the page are notes from Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy, which thank the Boykins for their work during the...
    • Q6300
    • "Senator Bankhead Votes 'No.'"

    • 1909 November 9
    • This leaflet reprints a letter that Senator John H. Bankhead wrote to Frank V. Evans, editor of The Walker County News. In it he explains why he does not support the proposed prohibition amendment to the Alabama constitution. He argues that...
    • Q20206 - Q20209
    • "It Is Not To Be In Oak Park."

    • 1958 August 27
    • This editorial was written after African American citizens submitted a petition asking for Montgomery city parks to be integrated; the piece was reprinted on December 24 in response to a federal lawsuit filed to protest park segregation. The author...
    • Q20169
    • "Conditions Good, Says President."

    • 1929 October 26
    • This article reports that the nation's financial condition is sound despite the stock market crash on October 24 ("Black Thursday"): "The fundamental business of the country is on a sound and profitable basis, President Hoover asserted Friday, in a...
    • Q17408
    • "As to An Immigration Bureau."

    • 1902 November 7
    • This article reports that the German Immigration Society of Birmingham supports the establishment of a state immigration bureau and a commissioner who will be responsible for recruiting white farmers to Alabama. The Society stresses that it does...
    • Q17438 - Q17439
    • "Separation Law Ignored."

    • 1902 December 2
    • This article reports that the city ordinance segregating street cars is still in force, despite a local company's decision to ignore it. The head of the Mobile Light and Railroad Company adopted this policy because of uncooperative passengers and...
    • Q17448 - Q17449
    • "Prices Collapse As Stock Mart Goes 'Haywire.'"

    • 1929 October 29
    • This article reports that stock prices have continued to fall after the crash on October 24 ("Black Thursday"). Though financial leaders who met to discuss the matter seem to take "a more hopeful view of the situation," the floor of the stock...
    • Q17479, Q17482
    • "Whites and Blacks To Be Separated."

    • 1900 July 3
    • This article reports on a recent meeting of the Montgomery city council, at which the aldermen discussed a proposed ordinance to segregate street railroads; the ordinance would not require separate cars for the races, which had been a concern of...
    • Q17401
    • "No Removal of the Capital."

    • 1861 May 22
    • This article refutes rumors that the Confederate capital will be moved from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia, mentioning the expense and loss of stability such a move would cause: "We can hardly conceive that a body composed as is the...
    • Q17530
    • "Twenty-Fifth Day."

    • 1861 March 6
    • This article gives the proceedings of the Confederate congress during the twenty-fifth day of its session. That day a delegation from Alabama presented a marble inkstand to the president of the congress, and J. L. M. Curry spoke about the gift's...
    • Q17510
    • "How the Nine Arrests at Scottsboro Were Effected."

    • 1931 March 26
    • This article gives an account of the arrest of the "Scottsboro Boys," which was submitted by a traveling salesman. It describes the appearance and behavior of the nine young men and the two women they were accused of assaulting, and it mentions...
    • Q24893
    • "Rush of Selling Brings History's Wildest Market."

    • 1929 October 25
    • This article gives a lively account of the stock market collapse on October 24 ("Black Thursday"): "The remarkable era of avid public speculation in stocks which has swept over the country during the past five years came to a climax today in the...
    • Q17474, Q17478
    • "Selma's 'bloody Sunday' recalled after 10 years."

    • 1975 March 2
    • 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...
    • Q34218 - Q34219
    • "Voter lists up by 31% after federal drive."

    • 1966 October 2
    • This article from the Birmingham News discusses the increase in the number of registered voters in Alabama following the Voting Rights Act of 1965: "It was an over-all gain of more than 31 per cent which affected the voter totals of virtually all...
    • Q34221
    • "Court's march order ends at Capitol."

    • 1965 March 24
    • This article from the Birmingham News discusses the extent of the order issued by U.S. District Judge Frank M. Johnson, which permitted and protected the Selma to Montgomery March: "The order.stops short of approving plans for a demonstration on...
    • Q34214
    • "Orville Wright Plans Changes."

    • 1910 March 26
    • This article explains that upcoming trial flights at the training camp in Montgomery, Alabama, may be delayed because of adjustments made to the design of the aircraft. The article also discusses the admittance of visitors to the camp: "After the...
    • Q21774
    • "Textile Strike in State Looms."

    • 1934 July 15
    • This article discusses the textile strike in Alabama City, Albertville, and Guntersville, which is expected to become a statewide movement soon: "There is little doubt the strike will be called to begin within the next few days as all of the unions...
    • Q24980
    • "Mill Whistles Sound, Workers Back on Jobs."

    • 1934 September 26
    • This article discusses the resumption of activity in several of Huntsville's cotton mills after the unsuccessful nationwide textile strike (which began as a statewide strike): "No discriminations of any kind were reported today as the textile...
    • Q25002
    • "The Permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America."

    • 1861 April 10
    • This article discusses the ratification of the Confederate constitution and the recent formation of the Confederate States. It defends secession, praises the actions and intent of the people, and predicts a bright future for the new government:...
    • Q17518
    • "Experimental College: Hexes To Guerrilla Training."

    • 1968 September 25
    • This article discusses the opening of the New Alabama Experimental College in Tuscaloosa. The school "gives no tests, no lectures and no credit" but rather "exists to offer the student the chance to explore issues, questions and topics which he...
    • Q20117 - Q20118
    • "The German Warnings No Justification."

    • 1915 May 9
    • This article discusses the notices issued by the German embassy before the Lusitania set sail, which informed passengers that they would be traveling in a war zone on a ship that might be subject to attack. The article argues that such warnings do...
    • Q20114
    • ''The 'Jim Crow' Car."

    • 1896 May 19
    • This article discusses the decision of the United States Supreme Court in the case of Plessy versus Ferguson, which upheld a Louisiana law that required separate railroad cars for white and African American passengers; the court considered this...
    • Q17544
    • "New Bridge Soon to Be Open."

    • 1936 April 30
    • This article discusses the completion of a bridge over the Southern Railway tracks and Shoal Creek in Montevallo, Alabama: "Montevallo will hail the opening of the new bridge with much joy. It will make a most fitting and impressive entrance to the...
    • Q24969
    • "Wacs Take Over Soldiers' Work At Ft. McClellan, Do An Excellent Job."

    • 1944 May 14
    • This article discusses the activities and duties of the Women's Army Corps at Fort McClellan in Alabama; it includes photographs of the WACs at work, as well as interviews with women in several different departments on the base. "The WACs are...
    • Q25007, Q25010

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