American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray
The Daniel A. P. Murray Pamphlet Collection presents a
panoramic and eclectic review of African-American history
and culture, spanning almost one hundred years from the
early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries,
with the bulk of the material published between 1875 and
the bibliographic records and the full-text
option to find items related to Alabama.
Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of
Congress consist of approximately 20,000 documents which
include incoming and outgoing correspondence and enclosures,
drafts of speeches, and notes and printed material.
Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project,
1936 to 1940
These life histories were written by staff of the Folklore
Project of the Federal Writers' Project for the U.S. Works
Progress (later Work Projects) Administration (WPA) from
1936-40. The collection contains thirty-three titles for Alabama.
Notes: Travels in America, 1750 to 1920
This collection comprises 253 published narratives by
Americans and foreign visitors recounting their travels
in the colonies and the United States and their observations
and opinions about American peoples, places, and society
from about 1750 to 1920. The collection contains more than 100 items pertaining to Alabama.
Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed
The Printed Ephemera Collection at the Library of Congress
is a rich repository of Americana. In total, the collection
comprises 28,000 primary source items dating from the seventeenth
century to the present and encompassing key events and eras
in American history. Browse by geographic
location of printing to locate twenty-one items printed
Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the
Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States
The site contains a slightly expanded and fully searchable
version of the print publication American Women: A Library
of Congress Guide for the Study of Women's History and Culture
in the United States (Washington, D.C.: Library of
Congress, 2001). The guide has been redesigned for online
use, with added illustrations and links to existing digitized
material located throughout the Library of Congress Web
the collection on Alabama to locate six items.
This collection presents 2,100 early baseball cards dating
from 1887 to 1914. Browse
by city to locate baseball cards for baseball players
from Mobile and Montgomery.
in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project,
1936 to 1938
The collection contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts
of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former
by locations to locate slave narratives for Alabama.
Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional
Documents and Debates, 1774-1875
The collection consists of a linked set of published congressional
records of the United States of America from the Continental
Congress through the 43rd Congress, 1774-1875.
This collection consists of approximately
700 photographs dating from 1839 to 1864. Portrait daguerreotypes
produced by the Mathew Brady studio make up the major portion
of the collection. The collection includes four daguerreotype portraits of congressmen from Alabama.
This collection of photographs from the Detroit Publishing
Company Collection includes over 25,000 glass negatives
and transparencies as well as about 300 color photolithograph
prints, mostly of the eastern United States. The collection contains more than 100 photographs of Alabama.
Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920
This collection documents the historical formation and
cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect
America's natural heritage. Search the full-text
option to locate items related to Alabama, including
Address by Braxton Bragg Comer Governor of Alabama.
Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives
The images in the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection are among the most famous documentary photographs ever produced. Created by a group of U.S. government photographers, the images show Americans in every part of the nation. This collection contains more than one hundred black-and-white photographs for Alabama.
Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs
Photographers working for the U.S. government's Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) between 1939 and 1944 made approximately 1,600 color photographs that depict life in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This collections contains seventeen color photographs of Alabama.
Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection
This multi-format ethnographic field collection of traditional
fiddle tunes is performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia.
Recorded by folklorist Alan Jabbour in 1966-67, when Reed
was more than eighty years old, the tunes represent the
music and evoke the history and spirit of Virginia's Appalachian
Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection,
This collection consists of 397 pamphlets, published from
1824 through 1909, by African-American authors and others
who wrote about slavery, African colonization, Emancipation,
Reconstruction, and related topics.
Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey
The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic
American Engineering Record (HAER) collections document
achievements in architecture, engineering, and design in
the United States through a comprehensive range of building
types and engineering technologies. Browse
by geographic location to locate items for Alabama.
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1870 to 1885
The Geography & Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which this collection represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form. The collection is organized according to seven major categories: Cities and Towns, Conservation and Environment, Cultural Landscapes, Discovery and Exploration, General Maps, Military Battles and Campaigns, and Transportation and Communication. Browse
by location to locate maps of Alabama.
This collection consists of over 62,000 pieces of sheet
music registered for copyright during the nineteenth century.
Included are popular songs, operatic arias, piano music,
sacred music and secular choral music, solo instrumental
music, method books and instructional materials, and music
for band and orchestra.
What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music
Festivals, 1938 to 1943
This collection consists of approximately 100 sound recordings,
primarily blues and gospel songs, and related documentation
from the folk festival at Fort Valley State College (now
Fort Valley State University), Fort Valley, Georgia.
The Panoramic Photograph Collection contains approximately
4,000 images featuring American cityscapes, landscapes,
and group portraits. The collections contains more more than forty images for Alabama.
and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929
This collection assembles a wide array of Library of Congress
source materials from the 1920s that document the widespread
prosperity of the Coolidge years, the nation's transition
to a mass consumer economy, and the role of government in
Homes in America, Publications no. 11, Guidebook
for Better Homes Campaigns in Rural Communities and Small
Towns, and no. 12, Guidebook for Better Homes
Campaigns in Cities and Towns; A Machine-readable
and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996
This collection showcases materials from the Blue Ridge
Parkway Folklife Project Collection (1978) and the Lands'
End All-American Quilt Contest Collection (1992, 1994, 1996).
Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording
A multi-format ethnographic field collection that includes
approximately 700 sound recordings, as well as photographic
prints, fieldnotes, dust jackets, and other manuscripts
documenting a three-month, 6,502-mile trip through the southern
United States collecting folksongs. Search
the bibliographic records or the full-text
option to locate items related to Alabama.
from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories
The recordings of former slaves in this collection come
from several collections held in the American
Folklife Center's Archive of Folk Culture. They were
made by various interviewers working in nine Southern states
between 1932 and 1975. Browse
the collection by place to locate interviews from Alabama.