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    • "30 miles on a gallon / Economy that only Whippet owners enjoy."

    • 1926 October 4
    • Advertisement for Whippet automobiles from the Willys-Knight Overland Co. in Birmingham, Alabama: "Smoothness of course - and all the power and performance any light car can offer...PLUS the greatest gasoline economy the world has ever known -...
    • Q45722
    • "'Because'...it is Convenient and Simple."

    • 1936 April 16
    • Advertisement for electric kitchen appliances from Alabama Power Company: "Can you wonder that women who own modern Electric Ranges are proud of their kitchens? You, too, can BEGIN BEING PROUD OF YOUR KITCHEN." The company advises readers to...
    • Q24966
    • "Advertising Acceptability Standards" for The New York Times.

    • 1960 April 1
    • The pamphlet begins with the following policy statement: "The New York Times endeavors to exclude misleading, inaccurate and fraudulent advertisements and unfair competitive statements in advertising. The chief purpose of this policy of The Times...
    • Q25050 - Q25057
    • "Back to Normalcy."

    • 1929 October 26
    • This article argues that the stock market crash was inevitable because "the country had gone speculation mad"; while the country will suffer "painful consequences," the author predicts that "the shock will not be so severe as it has been on former...
    • Q17412
    • "Bell Rings and Roar of Stock Market Subsides."

    • 1929 October 25
    • This article describes reaction to "Black Thursday," October 24, 1929; according to the author, the atmosphere of the stock exchange was mostly calm and businesslike while the public on the street was in a frenzy: "Looking down from the meager...
    • Q14567 - Q14568, Q17405
    • "Blockade Goods."

    • 1863 May 24
    • Advertisement for hardware and supplies that are usually difficult to get because of blockades.
    • Q17459
    • "Boycott of the Cars."

    • 1902 November 11
    • This article reports that African Americans in Mobile are still boycotting street railroads to protest a new segregation ordinance; it also mentions that "several cases of negroes being reviled for riding on the cars have been reported."
    • Q17443
    • "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
    • "Crash May Liven Business."

    • 1929 October 30
    • "Many Branches Of Trade To Be Benefited, View Of Fiscal Officials." This article suggests that the recent stock market crash will benefit many businesses because of resulting "easy money rates, accompanied by a rejuvenated bond market and a...
    • Q17413, Q17416
    • "Dainty Cottage Home, Costing $2,600."

    • 1910 July 2
    • Advertisement for a new house in Montgomery, Alabama, describing its dimensions, layout, and building materials. The house was designed by Charles S. Sedgwick.
    • Q14525
    • "Ignoring the Segregation Ordinance."

    • 1902 December 2
    • This article reports that the president of the Mobile Light and Railroad Company is challenging the new city ordinance requiring white and African American passengers to be seated in separate sections on street cars. His company is having trouble...
    • Q17444 - Q17445
    • "Keep Your Place in Space!"

    • 1961
    • Booklet promoting the proposed Amendment No. 2, which would provide for a bond issue to raise $3,000,000 for the construction of the Alabama Research Institute. By attracting space agencies and other scientific industries, the Institute would...
    • Q49313 - Q49317
    • "Many Issues Fall to Low Levels on Wave of Selling."

    • 1929 October 28
    • This article, written the day before "Black Tuesday," reports that "prices broke wide open" in the stock market during the day: "Many of the leaders sold close to the low levels established in last Thursday's dramatic collapse in prices, and some...
    • Q17428
    • "McIntosh Chemical Plant Nears Completion."

    • 1952 March 27
    • This article by Elsie Stallworth describes products and facilities of the new Mathieson Chemical Corporation plant in McIntosh, Alabama. Boykin is pictured in the article with the vice president of the company. From The Citronelle Call.
    • Q6621
    • "Moulders Wanted."

    • 1863 December 27
    • Advertisement seeking two molders to work at the Jackson Foundry in Demopolis, Alabama.
    • Q17463
    • "New Home Sought For State Archives."

    • 1936 July 2
    • This article discusses a campaign begun by the American Legion of Alabama to raise money for a memorial building in Montgomery, which would also function as the state archives: "The proposed fireproof building will hold the state's valuable...
    • Q24970
    • "Present Position of Alabama."

    • 1849 April 6
    • Letter from Daniel Pratt in Prattville, Alabama, in which he discusses the need for stable banks and financial incentives to draw manufacturers and capitalists to the state. He points out that much of Alabama's potential business is lost to other...
    • Q14491 - Q14492
    • "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
    • "Run the Blockade!"

    • 1862 February 1
    • Advertisement for merchandise available at A. M. Salomon's Cigar Divan in Mobile, Alabama: "Just received, per sailing vessel, a fine assortment of nautical instruments, namely: marine opera glasses, spy-glasses, compasses, &c., &c., &c. Also, a...
    • Q46880
    • "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
    • "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
    • "She Has...A Right to Be Proud."

    • 1936 February 27
    • Advertisement for electric kitchen appliances from Alabama Power Company: "She lives in a modest home--one built away back in 1920--but it isn't out of date. Her husband makes just a modest income, but in their home she enjoys the conveniences of...
    • Q24965
    • "Stock Collapse Hits Cotton, Grain."

    • 1929 October 24
    • "Staple Off $2.50 a Bale and Wheat Declines 12 Cents." This article reports stock market conditions on "Black Thursday," when "Stocks were again dumped on the market in terrific volume...and wall Street trading facilities were completely swamped."...
    • Q17423, Q17426
    • "Stock Market Suffers Swiftest Decline Experienced in Years."

    • 1929 October 24
    • This article describes the stock market decline on October 23: "The stock market suffered the swiftest and most hair raising drop in recent financial history today, a sweeping decline far more drastic than anything yet experienced in this modern...
    • Q17453
    • "Stocks Dip to Lows After Rally from Panicky Sales."

    • 1929 October 29
    • This article reports than an Iowan senator has predicted nationwide panic and bankruptcy because of the ongoing declines on Wall Street. The article also describes stock market conditions after "Black Tuesday," mentioning efforts by financial...
    • Q17434 - Q17435
    • "Stocks Rise on Buying Wave."

    • 1929 October 31
    • "Stocks Go Up as Mart Is Steadied." This article reports "turbulent buying operations" in the stock market after the "frenzied selling of the past week." This activity was driven by people taking advantage of low stock prices after the recent crash.
    • Q17419 - Q17420
    • "The Agree That Business is Sound."

    • 1929 October 29
    • This article reports that the country's financial leaders do not believe that the stock market crash will have long-lasting negative effects on business: "All business and industrial leaders and all persons in official positions whose opinion is...
    • Q17457
    • "The Hoosier Club Plan."

    • 1921 February 10
    • Advertisement for Hoosier cabinets sold at the Jacobs store in Birmingham, Alabama: "This plan enables you to place one of the famous Hoosier Kitchen Cabinets in your home on payment of ONE DOLLAR--balance payable on club plan terms of convenient...
    • Q45491
    • "Wall Street Is Under Guard of Reserve Police."

    • 1929 October 25
    • This article reports that the police commissioner of New York has ordered over five hundred extra patrolmen and detectives to Wall Street to protect the area from possible chaos during the stock market decline. The commissioner has also warned...
    • Q17427
    • "Wanted to Hire, 200 Negro Men."

    • 1864 January 24
    • Advertisement seeking two hundred slave men to work at the Bibb Iron Works; for every ten men hired, "One Woman will be received." Room, board, and clothing will be provided for all workers.
    • Q17466
    • "Wanted to Hire."

    • 1864 December 4
    • Advertisement seeking two hundred "negro mechanics and laborers" to work at the foundry in Selma, Alabama; board, clothing, and medical service will be provided. The ad also asks for fifteen men to work on a steamboat on the Alabama River, and it...
    • Q17469
    • "Wanted."

    • 1863 December 27
    • Advertisement placed by a man seeking employment in an ironworks: "Has had 23 years experience in the business, and is a refugee from Missouri."
    • Q17464
    • Account and memorandum book kept by James A. Tait from 1831 to 1844.

    • 1831-1844
    • In the book Tait records financial matters, including his account with J. & E. Austill; expenses incurred by his son, Charles, while attending the University of Alabama; the cost of supplies used to build a new house; the purchase of slaves; and...
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    • Accounting records of the Oconee Navigation Association.

    •  
    • Most of the reports were prepared by Richard Blount, a commissioner of the association who also served as treasurer for a time. Documents are arranged in loose chronological order. An incomplete transcript is included; records may not be presented...
    • Q24727 - Q24743, Q24757 - Q24759

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