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    • "$30 Reward."

    • 1863 December 27
    • Advertisement offering a reward for the return of a Confederate soldier who ran away from the Selma Arsenal. The ad gives a full physical description and mentions that the deserter is probably headed to Coosa County, where he has family.
    • Q17462
    • "483 Acres / Chattahooche Land for Sale."

    • 1849 October 16
    • Advertisement for the sale of a 483-acre plantation in Henry County, Alabama. Each section of land is described, and several buildings are included ("a good gin house and screw, and a comfortable log cabin...negro houses, corn cribs, stalls, &c.")....
    • Q14503
    • "Anniston Mills Running Again."

    • 1934 September 26
    • "Normal Employment Is Expected To Be Reached In A Short Time." This article discusses the resumption of activity in Calhoun County's cotton mills after the unsuccessful nationwide textile strike (which began as a statewide strike).
    • Q25001
    • "B on Hand During the Fair."

    • 1917 November
    • Advertisement card for the Henry County Fair in Abbeville, Alabama; the fair was held from November 12 to 17. The following is printed on the back: "We Want You to take a day or more off during fair time - help make up the biggest, jolliest crowd...
    • Q57167 - Q57168
    • "California Bound."

    • 1849 October 16
    • Advertisement for the sale of an 83-acre farm in Henry County, Alabama. The nearby community of Lawrenceville "promises to become an interesting little village, being the situation of Prof. Spears recently established High School, and surrounded by...
    • Q14504
    • "Flying Squadrons Closing Down Mills."

    • 1934 September 7
    • This article discusses the involvement of transient union members in Southern mills during the nationwide textile strike: "Flying squadrons are closing down mills in the south and east when there is a small minority of union operatives in any plant...
    • Q24988 - Q24989
    • "Get Out the Vote."

    • 1924
    • Flier from the Alabama League of Women Voters, encouraging citizens to vote on November 4, 1924. It explains who is eligible to vote and gives reasons for participating in the election (for example, "Non-voters take the advantages and shirk the...
    • Q15064 - Q15065
    • "Hear What I Say."

    • 1917 November
    • Advertisement card for the Henry County Fair in Abbeville, Alabama; the fair was held from November 12 to 17. The following is printed on the back: "We Want to See You at this exposition representative of this region's Agricultural, Horticultural,...
    • Q57169 - Q57170
    • "Law Abiding Democrats to the Front!"

    • 1877-1878 circa
    • Leaflet addressed to Democrats in Dallas County, Alabama, urging them to vote for the "good and true men" of the party, who will not resort to illegal methods to gain political power: "They will tell you, that when bad men are elected to office,...
    • Q12162 - Q12163
    • "Lest We Forget": The Record of Alabama's Own.

    • 1919
    • "This illustrated souvenir history of the military and naval activities participated in by the units largely made of Alabamians is made possible by the generous co-operation of Mobile business men and merchants. The history is published as a...
    • Q78137 - Q78165
    • "Negroes Riot in Gadsden to Protest Doom."

    • 1931 April 10
    • This article discusses the rioting in the Etowah County jail by eight of the "Scottsboro Boys," who had been convicted and given the death penalty: "When finally quieted and asked what was the matter, one of the negroes replied, 'We just don't like...
    • Q24943
    • "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
    • "Revolting in Last Degree in Story of Girls."

    • 1931 March 26
    • This article gives details about the arrest of the "Scottsboro Boys" and their alleged assault of Ruby Bates and Victoria Price ("one of the most horrible ever perpetrated in the United States"). Three National Guard companies were called up to...
    • Q24896, Q24900
    • "Rooms of the Republican Executive Committee!"

    • 1872
    • Flier announcing the candidates for legislative office, which were chosen at a recent meeting of the Dallas County committee. Also included is a list of times and locations of meetings that will be held "[i]n order that all may be more enlightened...
    • Q12166
    • "Sale by Executor."

    • 1864 November 20
    • Advertisement for an upcoming estate sale in Sumter County, Alabama. Included in the auction will be "11 Likely Negroes," livestock, farming tools, furniture, housewares, and "One of the most valuable plantations in the State."
    • Q17468
    • "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
    • "Strung Up."

    • 1889 January 16
    • Article from The Weekly Herald about the lynching of George Meadows at Pratt Mines in Jefferson County, Alabama. Meadows, an African American, was accused of assaulting a white woman and killing her young son.
    • Q14131 - Q14137
    • "The Alabama War Chest: What It Is / Why It's Needed / What It Does."

    • 1942
    • Brochure explaining the purpose and organization of the fund: ".Governor Frank Dixon.proposed the organization of an ALABAMA WAR CHEST which would undertake to raise, through one state-wide annual appeal to citizens in every county, a fund for all...
    • Q34171 - Q34174
    • "The Lease of State Convicts."

    • 1902 November 9
    • This article reports that state convicts will no longer be leased to coal mines in Alabama: "This determination has been brought about by the advice of Physician Inspector Bragg, who says a change in conditions is necessary to preserve the life and...
    • Q17442
    • "To the Republicans of Dallas!"

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    • Flier addressed to freedmen in Dallas County, Alabama, warning them of "recent converts to Republicanism" who will compete for their vote in the upcoming county elections. All the questionable candidates are mentioned, with evidence of their...
    • Q12161
    • "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
    • Alabama Constitution of 1865.

    • 1865 September 12
    • The constitution includes articles on the following subjects: declaration of rights; state boundaries and counties; distribution of powers of government; legislative department; executive department; judicial department; state and county officers;...
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    • Alabama Constitution of 1868.

    • 1867 November 5
    • Also known as the "Radical" or "Reconstruction Constitution." The document was revised by the constitutional convention on November 5, 1867, and was ratified in 1868. The constitution includes the following articles: declaration of rights; state...
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    • Alabama Constitution of 1875.

    • 1875 October 6
    • Also known as the "Bourbon," "Conservative," or "Redeemer Constitution." The constitution includes the following articles: declaration of rights; state and county boundaries; distribution of powers of government; executive department; legislative...
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    • Alabama Constitution of 1901.

    • 1901 September 3
    • The constitution includes the following articles: declaration of rights; state and county boundaries; distribution of powers of government; legislative department (including a a section on local legislation); executive department; judicial...
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    • Appointments files of Governor Israel Pickens.

    • 1821-1825
    • This series consists of letters requesting commissions, letters of recommendation, and resignations. Most relate to civil and military appointments within the state, especially for county and local officials (with a few exceptions, such as...
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    • Appointments files of Governor Thomas Bibb.

    • 1820-1821
    • This series contains correspondence relating to appointments, commissions and resignations. Much of the material from September to December 1820 consists of resignations from county court judges. Other notable items include a letter of resignation...
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