Author Archives: Amanda Presnell

Newly Online: S.D. Cameron and Maxwell A. Cameron Papers

Recently added to Acumen is the S.D. Cameron and Maxwell A. Cameron Papers, primarily containing letters, of two Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, brothers during the Civil War. Samuel D. Cameron was a member of the 2nd Alabama Cavalry and Maxwell A. … Continue reading

1940s Wartime Advertising

A few weeks ago we had a post displaying some 1940s advertising. While researching that post, I came across advertising created during World War II. I thought this advertising was interesting enough to have its own post. Some encourage contributing … Continue reading

Be a part of a collaborative online project! Transcribe our letters!

Have you tried our transcription software yet? Transcribe allows anyone to transcribe documents that are found in Acumen. Maybe you need to transcribe the letter for your research and want others to benefit from your work as well. Or maybe … Continue reading

Soldier Land Grants

This week in 1812, the War of 1812 began. A collection in Acumen with a connection to the War of 1812 is the Soldier Land Grants. This collection contains United States Land Office certificates of title for soldiers, their heirs, … Continue reading

1940s Advertising

This is the third in a series looking at vintage advertising. Previous posts have featured advertising from the 1920s and 1930s. Look for a future post on advertising during World War II.     Please help us improve University Libraries … Continue reading

World War II Collections

Today is the 68th anniversary of D-Day, the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France beginning the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control during World War II. In honor of … Continue reading

Newly Online: Barrie Lucien Holt Papers

Our newest online collection is the Barrie Lucien Holt Papers. This collection covers Holt’s life as a capitalist, planter, financier and Quartermaster General of the Alabama National Guard. Holt was an organizer and majority shareholder in the Prattville Cotton Mills … Continue reading

Featured Collection: The Julia Neely Finch Papers

Julia Neely Finch (1850-1926) was an accomplished and prolific writer of poety and short stories. Many of her works were published in the ladies’ magazines of her day. Her best known work is entitled¬† “The Unborn” and was published in … Continue reading

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Did you know that all of the theses and dissertations written by University of Alabama students since 2009 are available on Acumen? They cover a wide and interesting array of topics, including: World of Warcraft, Benjamin Franklin, medical ethics in … Continue reading

C. S. S. Tuscaloosa Logs

The C. S. S. Tuscaloosa was a ship captured by the Confederate States Navy during the Civil War. The ship was originally known as the American bark (sailing ship) Conrad. While on a trip from Buenos Aires to New York … Continue reading