As a welcome back to campus, we’re sharing some of the collection finding aids that have recently gone online in Acumen — over 100 last month!
This week, the highlights focus on the community: businesses, churches and other organizations, and community life. (Click on any of the images below to see a larger version.)
Contains a collection of reward notices posted in Alabama for persons wanted for crimes committed in Alabama and other states. Various formats of notices are represented, including broadsides, letters, postcards, and telegrams. A large number of them are not dated.
Two corporate account books for the Selma and Meridian Railroad, 1885: the ledger, which details payments and receipts by date; and the journal, which records them by firm or individual.
This collection contains correspondence, security and insurance records, and other materials of this Birmingham steel company.
Articles and other writings of this Mobile, Alabama, artist, journalist, folklorist, and muralist who was known for his work to increase awareness of Mobilian Joe Cain who revived Mardi Gras after the Civil War.
Contains the correspondence of this New Deal Democrat and Civil Rights supporter who owned the newspaper, the Anniston Star. The correspondence deals with local, state, and national political campaigns, elections, education, civil rights, editorials, letters to the editor, and events of the times.
The collection contains one notebook recording the names of members of Grant’s Creek Baptist Church, located in Fosters, Alabama, the date they joined the church, were baptized, and, in some instances, when they were dismissed, excluded, restored, and died.
This collection contains records, 1846-1951, including lists of members, pastors, dismissals, and minutes of monthly meetings, as well as a short history of the church. Baptist church in Heiberger, Perry County, Alabama, established 1846.
The collection contains one pamphlet with the names of Tuscaloosa (Alabama) residents who “signed the petition sent to Governor [George] Wallace,” presumably regarding the integration of the University of Alabama, and the names of the employers of the signers.