Birmingham Public Library
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Birmingham, Alabama 35203
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Archives & Manuscripts - Guide to the Collections
The collections of the Birmingham Public Library Archives contain more than 400,000 photographs and 30,000,000 documents, including government records, business records, maps, letters, diaries, scrapbooks and architectural drawings.
The Collections
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National American Woman Suffrage Association
Handbook and Proceedings,16th-48th meeting*
AR148
Size : 1 reel microfilm
Collection Guide Available : No
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Alabama Files, 1940-1955
AR501
These files contain correspondence and other material between the national NAACP office and various Alabama branches. The bulk of the correspondence relates to the issuing of branch charters and membership. Some files also contain small amounts of material relating to race relations in Birmingham and other areas of Alabama.
Size : 3 reels microfilm
Collection Guide Available : No
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Birmingham Files, 1951-1955
AR502
These files contain correspondence and other material between the national NAACP office and the Birmingham branch office. The bulk of the correspondence relates to the renewal of memberships, membership campaigns and the financial difficulties of the branch. Some files also contain small amounts of material relating to race relations in Birmingham. Earlier material from the Birmingham branch can be found in the NAACP Alabama Files.
Size : 1 reel microfilm
Collection Guide Available : No
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Papers of: The Scottsboro Case, 1931-1950
AR1438
Size : 5 reels microfilm
Collection Guide Available : Yes
National Conference of Christians and Jews, Alabama Region
Office Records, 1950-1970
AR567
Size : 10 boxes
Collection Guide Available : Partial
National League of American Pen Women
Records and Publications, 1932-1946
AR1395
Size : 1 box
Collection Guide Available : Yes
National Organization for Women, Birmingham Chapter
Records, 1970-1981
AR229
Size : 1 box
Collection Guide Available : Yes
National Poetry Week
Scrapbook
AR470
This Scrapbook, compiled by the Birmingham Poetry Club, contains undated newspaper clippings and radio schedules relating to the celebration of National Poetry Week in Birmingham.
Size : 1 reel microfilm
Collection Guide Available : No
Neves Family
Papers, 1857-1878
AR105
This collection contains photocopies of letters written by members of the Neves family, most written during the Civil War.
Size : ¼ linear foot (1 box)
Collection Guide Available : Yes
Newfield, Mayer
Papers, 1950-1973
AR1268
Mayer Newfield was a Birmingham attorney and an active member of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. He was elected to the ADL National Commission in 1959 and was a member of the Birmingham Jewish Community Council. This collection contains correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings and other material that Newfield collected as an official of ADL and the Community Council. Subject areas covered by this material include anti-Semitism, the Civil Rights Movement, the radical right and white supremacists, and Jewish-Christian relations.
Size : 1¾ linear feet, 1 flat box
Collection Guide Available : Yes
Newfield, Morris
Papers, 1868-1954
AR817
Morris Newfield was born in Hungary in 1868. In 1894, Newfield immigrated to the United States and attended Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. A year later he was ordained a rabbi and accepted duties at Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham, Alabama where he remained until his death in 1940. Newfield was a leader of social and religious reform in Birmingham. He founded an interfaith council to improve relations between Christians and Jews, supervised the Jewish Welfare Board, founded the Alabama Conference of Human Relations and the Birmingham chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Newfield served as a professor of Hebrew at Birmingham's Howard College (now Samford University) and as president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. The collection contains letters relating to Morris Newfield's career as rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, including correspondence between Newfield and other religious leaders in the South relating to social issues. Also included are some of Newfield's sermons, sermon notes, financial documents, military records and newspaper clippings.
Size : 2 boxes
Collection Guide Available : Yes
Newman, Henry H. "Zipp"
Papers, 1920-1976.
AR388
Henry “Zipp” Newman was a sports writer and editor for the Birmingham News and author of the books The House of Barons: Record of the barons since 1900 (1948), 50 Years of Professional Baseball in Alabama (1950) and The Impact of Southern Football (1969). This collection includes correspondence, newspaper articles, photographs and other material relating to Newman and sports in Alabama.
Size : 2¼ linear feet, (2 flat boxes)
Collection Guide Available : Yes
Nickel, Katrine
Girl Scouts Scrapbook, 1948
AR544
Size : 1 reel microfilm
Collection Guide Available : No
Nineteenth Century Club of Birmingham
Records, 1895-
AR228
Size : 2 boxes
Collection Guide Available : Yes
Nineteenth Century Club of Birmingham
Yearbooks, 1896-
AR1150
Size : 2 boxes
Collection Guide Available : Yes
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