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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Ulen, Loretta Claudine
Scrapbook and Programs, 1912-1954
AR1751
At the time the scrapbook in this collection was created (1912-1916) Loretta Claudine Ulen was a student at Central High School in Birmingham, Alabama. She was most likely the daughter of Cora C. Ulen, a widow who worked as a dental assistant. The Ulens lived at 3601 Twelfth Avenue, North. This collection contains one scrapbook, three theater programs, and one advertisement for Cable-Burton Piano Company. The scrapbook contains material relating to Loretta ("Lola") Ulen's school days, including photographs of classmates, clippings, notes from classmates, invitations, calling cards, and swatches from dresses worn on special occasions. This scrapbook is a good example of the type often kept by young women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Size : 1 box
Collection Guide Available : No
Ullman, Samuel
From the Summit of Years, Fourscore, Youth, and Related Material
AR973
Samuel Ullman was born in Germany in 1840 and immigrated with his family to the United States in 1852. They settled in Mississippi where nine years later Samuel Ullman served in the Confederate Army. He later married, started a business, and began what became a pattern of civic and religious activism that continued the rest of his life. In 1884, Ullman and his family moved to Birmingham, where he became a progressive leader during the city’s formative years. He served in numerous civic and community capacities, including eighteen years of service on the Birmingham Board of Education. Samuel Ullman died in Birmingham in 1924. Throughout his life, but particularly during his retirement, Ullman pursued an avocation as a poet. While in his seventies he wrote a poetic essay entitled "Youth" which became a favorite of General Douglas MacArthur. The General displayed a framed copy of the poem in his Tokyo office during the post-World War II administration of Japan. Through General MacArthur’s influence, "Youth" gained popularity in Japan. This collection includes a Japanese translation of From the Summit of Years and Fourscore; an undated reprint of the poem "Youth"; a videocassette of festivities in Japan in association with the publication of Summit and Fourscore in Japanese; a copy of Aunt Sister's Book containing letters from Ullman; and a few miscellaneous items of related material.
Size : 2 boxes
Collection Guide Available : Yes
Underwood, Tony (Paul Anthony)
Young Men’s Business Club Research Files, 1946-1980
AR960
The Young Men’s Business Club was established in Birmingham, Alabama in 1946 and modeled on a similar organization in New Orleans, Louisiana. The founders of the Birmingham YMBC hoped to see their group develop into a more progressive rival to the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. With a membership primarily made up of businessmen and attorneys, YMBC sponsored speakers at its luncheon meetings, presented an annual Man of the Year award, and supported progressive causes including the reapportionment of Alabama legislative districts. Members of YMBC helped lead the campaign to change Birmingham’s form of government from a three-member commission to a mayor and council. This collection contains oral history interviews, clippings, minutes of meetings, correspondence, notes, and other material relating to the Young Men’s Business Club gathered by Tony Underwood while he was a graduate student at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. The collection also contains drafts of papers on the history of YMBC written by Underwood. The subject files primarily contain material relating to YMBC and the Civil Rights Movement, tax reform, the implementation of daylight savings time, and the consolidation of the City of Birmingham with adjoining suburbs.
Size : 1 linear foot (1 box)
Collection Guide Available : No
United Daughters of the Confederacy
Yearbooks (Various Chapters)
AR646
Size : ¼ linear foot (1 box)
Collection Guide Available : Yes
United Daughters of the Confederacy Alabama Division
Record, 1952-1987
AR981
This collection contains convention programs and other printed material.
Size : ¼ linear foot (1 box)
Collection Guide Available : Yes
United Daughters of the Confederacy Father Ryan Chapter
Papers, 1899-1908
AR127
Papers of this Greenville, Alabama chapter.
Size : Fiche and Negative
Collection Guide Available : No
United Daughters of the Confederacy Jefferson Guards
Records
AR395
Size : 1 flat box
Collection Guide Available : No
United Daughters of the Confederacy National Division Records
Records, 1922-1987
AR980
This collection contains convention programs and other printed material.
Size : ¼ linear foot (1 box)
Collection Guide Available : Yes
United Daughters of the Confederacy. Alexander H. Stephens Chapter #854
Records
AR1495
Size : 1 box
Collection Guide Available : No
United Daughters of the Confederacy. John Herbert Kelly Chapter
Records
AR1099
Size : 1 box
Collection Guide Available : No
United Daughters of the Confederacy. Pelham Chapter
Records
AR286
Size : 4 linear feet, 1 flat box.
Collection Guide Available : No
United Daughters of the Confederacy. Pettus-Rodin Chapter
Records
AR83
Size : 1 linear foot (1 box)
Collection Guide Available : No
United Daughters of the Confederacy. Selma Chapter #53
Scrapbook
AR1474
This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, memorabilia, photographs and other material.
Size : 1 reel microfilm
Collection Guide Available : No
United Daughters of the Confederacy. Selma Chapter.
Scrapbook
AR1348
Size : 1 reel microfilm
Collection Guide Available : No
United Daughters of the Confederacy. Sidney Lanier Chapter. Children of the Confederacy
Papers
AR1531
Size : ¼ linear foot (1 box)
Collection Guide Available : No
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