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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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    • "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
    • "Weaker Sex? Not Any More, Brother."

    • 1942 June 10
    • This article, by Virginia Van Der Veer, discusses the women from Alabama ("affectionately dubbed 'them wacky women' by regular soldiers") who applied to join the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps at Fort McClellan; it describes the selection process and...
    • Q25013
    • "Jim Crow Cars."

    • 1900 July 24
    • This article responds to a prediction in The Springfield Republican (a newspaper in Massachusetts) that segregated public transportation in the South would not succeed due to economic pressures: "The Republican takes the position that the...
    • Q14558
    • "Separation of Races."

    • 1902 November 4
    • This article reports the reactions of both African American and white citizens to the new ordinance requiring segregation on Montgomery street cars: "As a rule no trouble was experienced and the only thing noticeable was the absence of negroes from...
    • Q17436
    • "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
    • "Pensacola's Street Car Boycott by Negroes."

    • 1905 May 17
    • This article reports that African Americans in Pensacola, Florida, are boycotting street railroads to protest a proposed segregation ordinance. The article argues that while this response is common in cities with similar laws, the boycotts are...
    • Q17450
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Washington Seeks to Keep People of U.S. in Cool Mind."

    • 1915 May 8
    • This article describes the response of United States citizens and government officials to the news about the Lusitania: "The most significant feature of the situation created in America by the sinking of the Lusitania, as viewed by official...
    • Q20097, Q20111
    • "A Negro New Jerusalem."

    • 1902 November 8
    • This article criticizes an "immigration scheme" designed to attract African American citizens to a city in the midwestern United States, where "everything will be in the hands of the negro" (including city management, industry, and education). The...
    • Q17440 - Q17441
    • List of casualties from Alabama during World War I.

    • 1917-1918
    • The list is arranged by county and gives the following information for each man: name, hometown, serial number, and race. (After Winston County is a "Miscellaneous-File." Some of the men shown here are Alabamians, but most are from other states or...
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    • Instructions to parents sending their sons to the University of Alabama.

    • 1860 August
    • The instructions give details about necessary clothing and personal articles for the students; payment methods; annual costs; and allowances for each student: "There is no occasion for much pocket-money. It is not needed for any essential purpose;...
    • Q38796 - Q38799
    • Numbers 861 through 878.

    • 1949 November 27 - 1950 June 4
    • The following articles are included: 861) "1849 Barber Assures Patrons He'll Spare Jugular Veins"; 862) "Shades of Judge Bruin"; 863) "Efforts Made 130 Years Ago to Improve Alabama Rivers"; 864) "Mobile Had Alabama's First Public Water System in...
    • Q58716 - Q58739
    • Numbers 721 through 740.

    • 1945 November 18 - 1946 October 20
    • The following articles are included: 721) "Official Residences"; 722) "'Ernest Linwood,' and Others"; 723) "Early Railroads"; 724) "Measuring Time and Distance"; 725) "Lost Towns"; 726) "Pistols and Bottles"; 727) "Cigarette Papers"; 728) "Writing...
    • Q57931 - Q57972
    • Numbers 681 through 700.

    • 1944 October 16 - 1945 April 16
    • The following articles are included: 681) "Accent"; 682) "'A Glorious Old Genius'"; 683) "Weeds"; 684) "Echoes of Col. Pickett"; 684 1/2) "Chromolithos"; 685) "Christmas Celebrations"; 686) "Other Gaines Reminiscences"; 687) "Old Time Drug...
    • Q57851 - Q57890
    • Numbers 61 through 80.

    • 1932 September 25 - 1933 February 5
    • The following articles are included: 61) "Some Legislatures I Have Known"; 62) "Benton and Vicinity"; 63) "Some Rare Alabama Books"; 64) "Tyrone Power in Alabama"; 65) "Some Alabama Place-Names"; 66) "In Memory of Carolyn"; 67) "Malee in Autauga...
    • Q55406 - Q55441
    • Numbers 561 through 580.

    • 1942 May 17 - 1942 September 27
    • The following articles are included: 561) "Whale's Rifles"; 562) "Horse Doctors"; 563) "Tall Tales"; 564) "Big Sandy"; 565) "The Home Guard"; 566) "The Road from Tuscaloosa"; 567) "Powder Horns"; 568) "Service Men--and Women"; 569) "Some Gaines...
    • Q57612 - Q57650
    • Numbers 501 through 520.

    • 1941 March 23 - 1941 August 3
    • The following articles are included: 501) "Buttons"; 502) "'Victorian' Reminders"; 503) "Guntersville in Marshall"; 504) "Harriett in Montgomery in April"; 505) "'Highland' Park"; 506) "Franklin in Henry"; 507) "Prattville in the Papers"; 508)...
    • Q56992 - Q57000, Q57501 - Q57531
    • Numbers 41 through 60.

    • 1932 May 8 - September 18
    • The following articles are included: 41) "A Dozen Old Alabama Towns"; 42) "Sparta, in Conecuh"; 43) "Old LaGrange College"; 44) "Echoes of the Spanish Trail"; 45) "Alabama's First Mail Rider"; 46) "Horse Shoe Robinson of Alabama"; 47) "The Central...
    • Q55365 - Q55405
    • Numbers 361 through 380.

    • 1938 July 10 - 1938 November 20
    • The following articles are included: 361) "Fort Mims on Boat Yard Lake"; 362) "McIntosh Post Office"; 363) "Catechisms"; 364) "'Three Years in Montgomery'"; 365) "Uchee and the Methodist Church There"; 366) "Human Behavior"; 367) "Stage Travel...
    • Q56724 - Q56762
    • Numbers 221 through 240.

    • 1935 October 27 - 1936 March 15
    • The following articles are included: 221) "Looking Back 100 Years"; 222) "The McIntosh Portrait at the Capitol"; 223) "Miller's Bend"; 224) "Hog Killing Time"; 225) "Fort Deposit"; 226) "Tubs, Bath and Otherwise"; 227) "Keys"; 228) "When the...
    • Q56375 - Q56420
    • Numbers 181 through 180.

    • 1934 September 2 - 1935 January 13
    • The following articles are included: 161) "Old Sand Fort"; 162) "Crimson and White"; 163) "Good Hope Male and Female Academy"; 164) "Nathan Jackson, My Friend"; 165) "Lowndesborough"; 166) "Dayton in Marengo"; 167) "Hodgsons Manual of '71"; 168)...
    • Q56258 - Q56295
    • Numbers 1 through 20.

    • 1931 July 26 - December 13
    • The following articles are included: 1) "Andrew Jackson on the Coosa"; 2) "John Tate, the British Colonel"; 3) "Gosse, the Naturalist"; 4) "Court Street Church and Some of Its Preachers"; 5) "A Virginia Refugee in Alabama"; 6) "Old Augusta"; 7)...
    • Q55293 - Q55326
    • "Breakdown of White & Negro Voters" in Alabama counties.

    • 1962
    • Some counties only give voter totals with no division by race, and no figures are available for twenty-six counties. The data was compiled by the secretary of state from questionnaires issued to probate judges.
    • Q34222
    • "Late Northern News!"

    • 1865 April 22
    • Reports from Memphis, Tennessee, giving details and updates about the death of President Lincoln (published in the Montgomery Daily Advertiser on April 22, 1865). They also state that Secretary of State Seward has been killed, but that...
    • Q69415
    • "The Reported Assassination."

    • 1865 April 28
    • Report about the assassination of President Lincoln, published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on April 28, 1865. This update draws its details from an account given by a man who had read "Eastern papers which differ in some respects from those we...
    • Q69418
    • Miscellaneous material written by Richard A. Blount.

    • 1796-1849
    • Material includes notes; quotations; lists of distances traveled between points; lists of expenses; entries from journals and travel logs; fragments of reflective essays; and two descriptions of equipment (bolting machinery and a gristmill). Items...
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    • "An Old Man A Convict."

    • 1901 April 28
    • Letter from James Foster, a 68-year-old prisoner in Wetumpka, Alabama, to Governor W. J. Samford. In the letter Foster asks the governor to grant him parole. He acknowledges his guilt but argues that his good behavior makes him a worthy candidate...
    • Q21568

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