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This page contains names of manuscript collections with brief descriptions of them. Highlighted collection names link to finding aids in PDF format that offer more detailed descriptions of the collections. The highlighted collections do not represent all available finding aids at the W.S. Hoole Library. We will add more to the list as we convert our paper finding aids to electronic aids for web presentation.

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Dinah Washington Stamp and Event Program , 1993 , 0.1 linear feet
This collection consists of a stamp and program commemorating the issuing of a Dinah Washington stamp.

Women of the KKK Collection , 1929-1932 , 0.1 linear feet
Letters, receipts, and robe order forms from the Women of the KKK to three of its members in Michigan.

Wool Dyeing Instructions , 1858 August 31 , 0.1 linear feet
Wool dyeing instructions from an unknown author in Paisley, Scotland, detail recipes and instructions for black, blue, red, and yellow wool dyes.

Letter from W. to Corinne Acklen , 1859 March 17 , 1 letter
A gentleman in Holly Springs, Mississippi, writes to his sweetheart in Hunstville, Alabama, with hopes to see her soon.

Wade and Moody and Company records, 1865-1866, 1 ledger
A record of cotton received by these Mobile commission merchants, 1865-66. It records dates received, weights, charges, the names of owners, and the names of landings on the Alabama, Tombigbee, and Warrior Rivers where each shipment originated.

Ellasue Wagner Letter , 1931 September 30 , 0.05 linear feet
Letter written by Ellasue Wagner on 30 September 1931, from Seoul, Korea, to a potential donor to her mission work there.

Owen R. Wagner Letter, 1943 August 5, 1 letter, 1 envelope, and 2 pieces of currency
Letter from Sgt. Owen R. Wagner to his friend Lt. John J. Benson discussing World War Two.

Owen R. Wagner Letter, 1943 August 5, 1 letter, 1 envelope, and 2 pieces of currency
Letter from Sgt. Owen R. Wagner to his friend Lt. John J. Benson discussing World War Two.

W. H. Wait pass , 1865 , 0.05 linear feet
A pass from W.H. Wait, sergeant in charge of the Picket Post at the "Cutoff new Algiers, La." on 29 April 1865 allowing Private Silas Dickens to travel from Algiers, Louisiana, to New Orleans and back.

Chester Walbridge Letter , 1843 January 30 , 0.1 linear feet
Letter from businessman in Toledo, Ohio, to prior associate in Hartford Connecticut. Discusses land speculation, settlement of debt, and various other business dealings.

E. Walduck Letter, 1845 November 11, 1 letter, 3 pages
This collection contains one letter from E. Walduck of London to Mrs. Sheffield of New York, concerning the voyage of the "Gladiator" from the "old world" to the "new."

Joseph Walker receipt, 1861 January 4, 1 item, 1 piece
A receipt dated 4 January 1861, from W. G. Trenholm, Quartermaster General of the Fourth Brigade, for the sum of $200, given at Charleston.

Leslie Walker manuscript, 19--, 1 item
A carbon copy of four chapters of Walker's manuscript, "Air Navigation, detailing how to fly."

Virginia Louise Walker manuscript, 1863, 1 volume
This collection consists of a book of handwritten poetry.

Walker-Traweek Photographs, 1952, 38 photographs
Photographs of CFS Curtis Wayne Walker and Asst. Operations Sgt. Melvin W. Traweek Taken during the Korean War in 1952. Photogrphs are of various sizes. Images include: Korean natives; "Hill 1062" with background taken from Kumwha Valley; mountains; bridges; tank with mine explosive devicep; Chinese POW camp on Koje Island; Gen. James A. Van Fleet; villages; burned buildings; rivers; Korean huts; church and supply bunker.

Bryant Smith Walkley papers, 1865-1867, 9 items, 11 pieces ; typescript
This collection contains some of Smith's compositions while a student at Central Institute, Elmore Co., Alabama.

Annie E. Wall receipt , 1864 , 0.1 linear feet
A receipt by Annie E. Wall recording partial payment for a team of mules, 5 February 1864.

George C. Wallace Photographs, November 19, 1973, 30 photographs
Black and white photographs depicting George Wallace at the University of Alabama November 19, 1973 during the homecoming activities. Alabama played Georgia, and Terry Points was the first African-American homecoming queen.

George C. Wallace proclamation, 1963 June 11, 1 item, 5 pieces
The text of Wallace's 11 June 1963 statement and proclamation made in front of Foster Auditorium on the University of Alabama campus. This incident instantly gained notoriety as the "Stand in the School House Door," an attempt to prevent two African-Americans from enrolling at the University.

Nan Wallace Invitation , 1941 December , 0.1 linear feet
An invitation to Nan Wallace to a dinner and dance on December 29, 1941.

Waller family papers, 1852-1967, 1.5 inches; photos
Letters, papers and photographs of this Montgomery, Alabama, native who served in the United States Foreign Service from 1916 to 1950.

George Platt Waller, Jr. Photographs, 1865-1930, 23 photographs
Twenty three Carte de visite, cabinet cards, snapshots and studio portraits of Waller family and friends. Portraits taken by photographers located primarily in Northeastern United States and also in Montgomery, Alabama. Images include African-American cook, children and soldiers.

S. A. Waller letter, 1854 April 17, 1 item, 1 piece
A letter dated 17 April 1854, to an unnamed friend, discussing family and farm matters, teaching school, and her thoughts on marriage.

Lou Walls collection, 1964-1986, 1 hollinger box (& large scrapbook)
A collection of materials, including many photographs, on the University of Alabama dancers, 1964-86.

Letter from Walt to Gypsy, 1918 December 29, 1 letter
Letter from unidentified American soldier to his girlfriend, Montigny-sur-Aube, France, 29 December 1918.

Frank Walter[?] letter , 1935 April 5 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter dated 5 April 1935, to James A. Anderson regarding the raid on Tuscaloosa, Alabama by Union Army forces under the command of General John Croxton in April 1865. The author, at the time seven years old, witnessed the incident.

Walters and Calhoun Families papers , 1862-1951 , 0.1 linear feet
This collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and genealogical material relating to the Walters and Calhoun families.

T.A. Walthall and Sons records , 1912-1971 , 5.8 Linear Feet
This collection contains management records from the business ventures of the Thomas Arthur Walthall, Jr. family in Newbern, Hale County, Alabama. These include records from the family’s cotton gins, dairy farm and warehouse. A small number of miscellaneous items are also included in the collection.

William Waltrip and Franklin Wright depositions, 1852, 2 depositions
Two depositions, one by William Waltrip, the other by Franklin Wright, in a suit alleging that a Mr. Lashbrook had sold a sick slave woman named Matilda to one Byrd Wall under false pretenses, Calhoun, Kentucky, 25 May 1852.

Herman Wandtke Letters, 1894-1898, 72 letters, 1 article
Handwritten letters to Herman, Wandtke from his relatives

War Scenes At and About Washington, "Harper's Weekly" Illustration , 1861 November 2 , 0.05 linear feet
Page from the 2 November 1861 issue of Harper's Weekly, illustrating war scenes in and around Washington, D.C.

William Columbus Ward speech text, 1858 July 15, 1 item, 10 pieces
The text of Ward's 1858 valedictory address, delivered at the University of Alabama.

William Joseph Ward paper, 1957, 1 item
A paper titled "Henry Hotze and the London Index," presented to the Alabama Historical Association on 26 April 1957.

George Ware papers, , 1 inch
A collection of papers of George Ware, a member of the 23rd Georgia Volunteers during the Civil War, and of other members of the Ware family.

Amos Warner letter, 1820 June 18, 1 item, 1 piece
A letter dated 18 June, 1820, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Peter Wainwright of Boston, discussing business conditions.

Byron Franklin Watkins discharge, 1918 December 10, 1 item, 2 pieces; photocopy
Watkins's honorable discharge from the United States States Army, 10 December 1918.

Charles A. Watson letter , 1928 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from Charles A. Watson to John E. Boos, describing his experiences at the Battle of Gettysburg, 20 April 1928.

Hattie Watson paper, not dated, 1 item, 7 pieces ; typescript
A paper titled "History of United Methodist Women, Including Missionary Societies, at St. Paul United Methodist Church at Tuscaloosa, 1919-1980," written by Hattie Watson, a long-time member of the church.

John Watson Letter, 1818 August 17, 1 letter
A letter from John Watson, Deputy Magistrate of Georgia, to Acting Georgia Governor William Rabun, protesting the Executive's interference in the execution of his legal duties in the case of 59 Africans who were allegedly seized under Executive orders and later sold.

Thomas H. Watts letters, 1864, 16 items
A collection of letters addressed to Alabama Governor Thomas Watts, regarding the Alabama Corps of Cadets, 1864.

Walter R. Way Letter , 1916 February 1 , 0.1 linear feet
Letter from Walter R. Way, written on February 1, 1916, to unnamed loved ones. The entire letter is a passionate argument against the isolationists and pacifists in the United States before the first world war.

Orrville Wayne Letter , 1865 August 4 , 0.05 linear feet
Letter written on 4 August 1865 to Orrville Wayne. The letter is in German and no translation is available at this time.

William S. Weatherstone Letter , 1892 August 31 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from William S. Weatherstone of Toronto, Canada, to the Pentucket Stamp Company in Haverhill, Massachusetts about collecting and dealing in stamps.

C. B. Webb genealogy collection, circa 1975, 0.2 linear foot photocopy
Genealogical documents concerning the Webb family including photographs, sketches of family homes, and a sketch of the family crest.

Robert K. Webb Letter , 1945 May 20 , 0.05 linear feet (1 letter, 3 pages)
A letter written from S/Sgt. Robert K. Webb to Mr. Howard Robinson of Oberlin, Ohio, describing cutting bamboo in the Philippines as well as a course in American government he will be teaching while stationed there.

Bernard C. Weber papers, circa 1927-1987, 20 linear feet
The personal papers of an University of Alabama history professor.

Daniel Webster letter, 1848 December 30, 1 item, 2 pieces
A letter to "Lin" thanking her for her friendly sentiments.

N. Weese Letter , 1917 March 27 , 0.05 linear feet
One letter written by N. Weese of Little York, Illinois, to her friend Madeline Lowe of Des Moines, Iowa. She shared news of family and friends.

Alan V. Weinberg Photographs, 1994, 2 photographs
Color photographs of medal presented to Captain [Quarrier] by the citizens of Tuscaloosa for "an act that ennobles the man," c. 1847. Possibly to commemorate heroic action following a steamboat disaster. See engraved scene on medal. Medal is in Weinberg's private collection.

Leon J. Weinberger papers , 1982-1999 , 18 linear feet
Correspondence, photocopies of the Torah and other religious documents, scholarly work in English and Hebrew, materials relating to the Judaic Studies series of The University of Alabama Press, and other materials produced and gathered by this University of Alabama professor.

Letters from Weir to his Family , 1918 July 19-November 6 , 0.1 linear feet
Three letters from Weir ______, who served in France in a field hospital during World War One.

Elizabeth Cherry Weir papers, 1821-1960, 14 itmes, 18 pieces
This collection contains the will and estate papers of Mrs. Elizabeth Cherry Weir (d. 1821) of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama; letters to Pauline Jones Gandrud regarding the Cherry family genealogy; and and estate paper for John Warner of Tuscaloosa, 1824.

Lillie Weis Composition , 1884 April 23 , 1 letter
One school composition written by Lillie Weis of Ohio about her summer trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Josephine Welge Autograph Book , 1925-1939, 1999 , 0.1 linear feet
An autograph book containing signatures of classmates, teachers, and others, and two newspaper clippings.

Walker H. Welker Letter , 1918 August 28 , 1 letter, 1 envelope
This collection contains a letter from Walker H. Welker, stationed at Camp Upton in Yaphank, New York, during World War One, to his aunt, Wilma Welker, Adirondack Mountains, New York, August 28, 1918. He notes that he is a musician and states, “The major called me over the other day about organizing a band.”

J. V. Welles Letter , 1885 August 11 , 0.05
Letter written by J. V. Welles of Benton, Saline County, Arkansas, on 11 August 1885, to Charles Tete of Pennsylvania.

Helen Wells Letters , 1935-1936 , 0.05 linear feet
Letters written to Helen Wells of Battle Creek, Michigan, by Henry in 1935 and 1936.

Thomas J. Welsh letter, 1848 March 26, 1 item
A copy of a letter dated 26 March 1848, from Arizaba, Mexico, to Dr. S. S. McDonald, Mr. Herndon, and Mr. Legal. It recounts Welsh's activities and describes the countryside.

Lizzie C. Weslow Letter , 1812 February 4 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from Lizzie C. Weslow in Dresden, Germany, to her cousin, Libbie, including a likeness of herself and requesting news of Libbie's upcoming wedding.

Conrad Wesselhoeft collection, 1757-1907, circa 60 items, 71 pieces
A miscellaneous collection containing letters, wills, deeds, poems, lists of men involved in whaling, and other material, mostly from the northeast and eastern coast of the United States.

West Alabama AIDS Outreach Records , 1989-2010 , 6.8 linear feet
Papers of West Alabama AIDS Outreach, including scrapbooks and notebooks as well educational programs.

West Perry Grange records, 1873-1875, 1 item, 63 pieces
Minutes, notes, financial records, and other records of this Perry County, Alabama, organization

H. V. West Letter , 1878 March 21 , 0.05 linear feet
Letter from H. V. West to his siblings, telling about the last of the sugar harvest and other family news.

Westervelt Lodge Prints , between 1950 and 1959 , 1.0 linear feet
Two prints of men at the Westervelt Lodge in Aliceville, Alabama.

J. Wetz Postcard , 1874 March 8 , 1 postcard
The collection contains one postcard written from J. Wetz to Arch H. Stuart, in Dubuque, Iowa. Wetz is most likely providing news of mutual acquaintances, including at least one reference to a soldier who fought in the American Civil War.

Lucius D. Whaley Letter , 1862 , 0.1 linear feet
Letter from Lucius D. Whaley, wounded Union Civil War soldier at Frankfurt, Kentucky, to his sister Mary M. Whaley of East Cleveland, Ohio, 23 November 1862.

M. B. Wharton Letter , 1903 June 6 , 0.05 linear feet
The M. B. Wharton Letter is written on stationery from the New St. Julien Hotel in Eufaula, Alabama, and offers best wishes to the addressee.

H.E. Wheeler Photographs, 1926-1929, 7 photographs
Black and white photographs of botanical and geological subjects, including shots of "House of Mystery" (a.k.a. Childs Home) in Gainesville, Alabama.

L. D. Wheeler Letter , 1858 November 1 , 0.05 linear feet
Letter written on 1 November 1858, by L. D. Wheeler of Greenfield, to her brother.

Caroline C. Whitaker Letter , 1854 June 26 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter written by Caroline C. Whitaker to Mrs. Bangs, from a friend's home in Colchester, Connecticut, while on her way to see her sister in Willington, Connecticut.

Seth Whitcomb letter, 1861, 1 item, 2 pieces
Letter to his wife discussing his daily activities

James White, Obadiah White, and Jesse A. Justice letters, 1862-1863, 4 items, 6 pieces
A collection of letters written by James White to his mother and father, describing the fortifications at Tullahoma, Tennessee; others from White's son Obadiah White to his mother, relating clothing needs and rumors of troop movements; and from Jesse A. Justice to his wife, relating camp news, the incidence of sickness, and rumors of movement.

Marcus White Letter , 1927 May 24 , (one letter)
Letter from Marcus White to his wife in Worcester, Massachesetts, describing the train ride to New York City and his fun-filled activities while there.

Willie T. White papers, 1859-1924, 1 linear foot
This collection consists principally of letters written by servicemen during World War I, plus some photographs and family materials.

Alto Lee Whithurst class notes, 1944, 0.25 linear foot
Notes for history classes at the University of Alabama during the 1940s, among them U.S. History, World History, and the History of the Old South.

Whiteman, Crew & Co. bill of lading and receipt , 1836 May 14 , 2 items
Whiteman, Crew & Co. of Knoxville, Tennessee, bill of lading and receipt to Joseph Johnston & Co. of Madisonville, Tennessee. Contents shipped on the steamboat Guide in the Holston River bound for Decatur.

Joseph Michael Whiteside scrapbook and poetry notebook, 1953-1984, 2 items, 119 pieces
This collection consists of a scrapbook and a notebook. The former contains photographs, letters from celebrities and politicians, certificates of merit, sheet music, and items related to the entertainment industry. The latter contains poetry by Whiteside.

Whitfield Family Papers , 1820-1920 , 1 linear foot
Papers of this Marengo County, Alabama, plantation family including correspondence, financial papers and business receipts, land sale documents, and Nathan Bryan Whitfield's presidential pardon.

Walt Whitman collection, 1860-1956, 3 linear feet ; portraits, catalogs, esoterica.
A miscellany of articles and artifacts relating to Whitman and his work.

Walter Wiesman speech, 1957, 1 item, 17 pages
This collection consists of a transcript of Wiesman's speech, "Our Civic Responsibilities," delivered at the Alabama Conference on Citizenship, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, February 22, 1957.

Charles Wiggins papers, 1916-1923, 2 linear feet
A collection of a Jasper, Alabama attorney's correspondence and legal documents, 1916-23.

Peyton Norvell Wiggins papers , 1942-1965 , 1.6 linear feet
Letters between Peyton Norvell Wiggins and his father and stepmother, Charles Ruben Wiggins, Sr. and Elizabeth Toombs Wiggins.

Wilcox County, Alabama court records, 1841-1844, 1 volume
This collection consists of a bound volume, containing a listing of cases, judgements, commissions, and fees for the county, circuit, and chancery courts in Monroe, Montgomery, Mobile, and Wilcox counties, with the bulk of entries relating to Wilcox Count. Also contains entries from the Wilcox County Circuit Court execution docket, 1840-1844.

Judge Horace C. Wilkerson Speech , 1953 , 0.1 linear feet
Copy of typed script of speech given by Judge Horace C. Wilkerson to the Optimist Club (sponsored by Mobile Real Estate Association) on September 17, 1953.

Letter from Will to Sister, 1869 June 6, 2 pages
This collection contains a letter from "Will" to his sister concerning being away from home.

Johnne Bryant Willbern (Mrs. York Y.) letters, 1954, 10 items, 41 pieces
A series of letters written from May to September 1954, by the wife of the chair of the political science department at the University of Alabama while accompanying her husband to New Zealand, where he was teaching. They were written to family and friends and contain accounts of the family's experiences and descriptions of local customs. One newspaper clipping is also included.

Williams Papers (Nicole Bishop/Alma Bishop) Photographs, 1862-1974, 4 albums and 142 photographs (1 color)
Collection consists of Bishop and Harry's Family, and Family friends's photographs, as well as some unidentified photographs.

Bedford H. Williams Papers , 1830-1945 , 1 linear foot
Legal documents, financial records, correspondence, and other personal papers of this Tuscaloosa County probate judge in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Clanton Ware Williams papers, 1923-1975, 15 linear feet
This collection contains bound volumes of radio scripts covering world events, 1939-1942 and 1947-1959, bound volumes of publications and presentations, including texts of speeches and lectures, book reviews, and professional papers, 1923-1974, Williams' correspondence, 1923-1975, and miscellaneous papers.

Gertie Williams Letter , 1960 April 10 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from Gertie Williams of Barcelona, Venezuela, to Ruth and Denny Collins of Hooven, Ohio, about gifts for her daughter's (Linda) graduation.

Hank Williams image , 1950 , 0.1 linear feet
Hank Williams shakes the hand of a young fan in this black and white image.

Hank Williams Memorial Fund records, 1953-1958, 1.2 linear foot, 760 items
A list of contributors to the memorial fund, 1953-58, indexed by the name and state of each contributor.

James D. Williams papers, 1969-1974, 3 linear feet
A collection of publications, pamphlets, reports and legal papers dealing with environmentalists' opposition to the construction of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers during the 1970s. It includes newspaper and magazine articles, Corps of Engineers reports, records of lawsuits filed, National Wildlife Federation publications, various environmental groups' newsletters, and etc.

Margaret Hughes Williams papers , 1885-1919 , 7 linear feet
Letters and artifacts from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries of this large rural Alabama family.

Sarah G. Williams and M. Stanly [sic] papers, 1848-49, 1 letter, 1 invoice, and 1 receipt
Three documents relating to the hire of a slave named Alexander, owned by Mrs. Sarah Williams, by a M. Stanly of Maysville, Kentucky [?]

Edward M. Willis letter , 1864 , 0.05 linear feet
A letter by Union soldier Edward M. Willis to his parents, 5 November 1864.

Roy Willis Letter, 1945 June 24, 1 letter
Letter from Roy Willis, a World War Two soldier, to his wife. He describes his day and states that he misses her and wishes he could see her again.

Letter from Willy to his mother , 1918 October 19 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter written by Willy from San Francisco, California, to his mother. It is written in German and a translation is unavailable at this time.

Augusta Evans Wilson Papers , 1859-1909 , 0.4 linear feet
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a bound manuscript of the 19th-century author Augusta Evans Wilson of Mobile, Alabama.

Louise Pinion Wilson papers, 1957-1977, 24 items, 49 pieces
A miscellany of materials including an article/paper about making hats from tree bark and other natural byproducts of the lumber industry, and genealogical papers relating to the Moore, Harvie/Harvey, Pinion, and Baynham families.

Melva Wilson Letter , 1943 September 3 , 0.05 linear feet
One letter from Melva Wilson of Portsmouth, Virginia, to her friend Ruth Bradshaw in Jefferson, Virginia. Melva told Ruth about letters from Matthew (likely her son), her health, her husband's work schedule, and new stores opening in Portsmouth.

Kathryn Tucker Windham manuscript, Common Threads , circa 2000 , 1 item
Alabama author’s manuscript for the book, Common Threads.

"Winged Victory" Playbill , 1945 January 7 , 0.05 linear feet
A playbill for a Chicago production of Moss Hart's 1945 play, "Winged Victory".

William Winslett deed, 1853 November, 1 item, 1 piece
An unsigned warranty deed for sale of land in Tallapoosa, Co., Alabama to Edward Hanrick, November 1853.

Letter to Horace Winslow , 1841 August 21 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter written to Horace Winslow of Rochester, New York, about a small outbreak of consumption.

Samuel B. Winslow Letter , 1854 December 24 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from Samuel B. Winslow of Rheatown, Tennessee, to Hamilton L. Gibson of Stephensburg, Virginia, about family and friends. He also asks to be sent the dimensions of a double and a single shovel plow and a big harrow and briefly mentions a journey to Tennessee.

Winstel family birth records, 1858-74, 1 item
Small pocket diary with no entries other than the record of several births of children with the surname Winstel.

John A. Winston Letters , 1863-1864 , 0.1 linear feet
Letters to his father-in-law, Joel W. Jones of Selma, Alabama, from John A. Winston, 1863-64.

Violet Wise Letters , 1945 , 2 letters, 2 envelopes
This collection consists of two letters to Violet Wise, Overpeck, Ohio. One letter is from Gunnery Sergeant James E. Ramsey, Quantico, Virginia, January 25, 1945. The other letter is from Sergeant Major T. King, France, March 25, 1945.

R. W. Withers letter, 1858 May, 1 item; photocopy
May 1858 letter from a student at Green Springs School, Havana, Alabama, describing school life.

Woman's Relief Corps Ribbons , 1901-1905 , 0.1 linear feet
Contains three Woman's Relief Corps convention and encampment ribbons. The three ribbons are all different representing three different conventions.

Women’s Missionary Society, Uniontown Methodist Church records, 1879–1885, 4 items
This collection consists of a ledger and two papers, one a history of the society and the other about missions. The ledger contains meeting minutes from 1878 through 1885.

Constance B. Wood Letter , 1905 November 17 , (one letter)
Letter from daughter traveling in Greece to her mother, Mrs. William Brewster Wood, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She discusses sight-seeing, other travelers, etc.

E. Wood Letter , 1911 , 0.1 linear feet
E. Wood writes on stationery from Louisville, Kentucky, to his friend Dr. E.V. Hiestand with passing mention of unidentified animals, a death, and the writer's lodgings with a Dr. Vaughan.

Henry B. Wood correspondence , 1861-1862 , 0.1 linear feet
A collection of letters exchanged between Henry B. and Sarah Wood during the Civil War.

William Henderson Wood journal and will, 1876-1885, 3 items, 141 pieces
A daily journal by and last will and testament of this Collinsville, DeKalb County, Alabama resident.

James Woodrow letter, 1852 September 22, 1 item, 1 piece
A letter dated 22 September 1852, from LaFayette, Chambers County, Alabama, requesting a subscription to a journal titled the Presbyterian.

Woods and Young Families Papers , 1834-1918 , 0.2 linear feet
This collection contains a miscellany of material, including letters by Thomas Moore Woods, Company K, 16th Alabama Infantry, CSA 1861-1862, James M. Springfield, Company L, 24th Regiment Mississippi Volunteers, and G. W. Woods 9th Alabama Cavalry, Selma. It also includes a collection of biographical abstracts of various Revolutionary soldiers and families; store receipts from Columbus and Caledonia, Mississippi, and Vernon, Alabama; land deeds; and church records from various congregations in Mississippi and Alabama.

Woods Hall Student Photographsq, Early 1900s, 6 photographs
Black and white photographs of student housed in Woods Hall in early 1900s.

Woods Hall Student Photographs, early 1900s, 6 photographs
Black and white photographs of student housed in Woods Hall in early 1900s.

Alva Woods letter and biography, 1876 November, 1 item
A pamphlet with a biography of Alva Woods, president of the University of Alabama, 1831-1837, and a two page letter written November 13, 1876 from Woods to Roswell S. Hitchcock, providing him with Woods's biographical information. Written in pencil on cover is "Baccalaureate 1833."

Robert E. Woods Letter, 1880 December 25, 1 letter
One letter from Robert E. Woods to "Jennie," possibly his friend or girlfriend. The letter contains a pasted bookplate with an image of a medieval monk in a library with the inscription "Ye Library of Robert E. Woods."

William Burnham Woods letter, 1877 January 14, 1 item, 1 piece
A letter dated 14 January 1877, to Charles W. Hanler, asking that a brochure be sent to him. At the time Woods was a judge on the United States fifth district court, of which Alabama was a part.

Woodward Family Papers , 1829-1958 , 34.6 linear feet
An extensive collection, including business and personal correspondence, financial records, photographs, and other materials of this Birmingham, Alabama family which operated the Woodward Iron Company.

Woodward Family Photographs, 1860-1974, 13 albums; 3 cubic feet of photographs
Photographs, cartes de visite, cabinet cards, albumen prints and snapshots of Woodward Iron Company, near Birmingham, Alabama, and Woodward family photographs. Subject matter includes trains, mining and excavating activities, building, road and train track construction, and outdoor recreation, primarily hunting. Finding aid available.

Edward Woolf watercolor "An Indian of the Creek Nation Sketched from Nature at Mobile Alabama" , circa 1837 , 0.8 linear feet
Watercolor sketch of a Creek Indian painted by Edward Woolf

Samuel Gholson Woolf papers , 1930-1931 , 0.4 linear foot
A collection of personal correspondence and essays on various Southern topics by this Marengo County attorney and politician.

Handwritten copy of William Wordsworth's "I grieved for Buonaparte", not dated, 1 item, 2 pieces
A handwritten copy of William Wordsworth's poem "I grieved for Buonaparte" on stationery engraved with "The Athenaeum, Pall Mall, S.W.," presumably a hotel in London. There is no indication of who transcribed the poem and attempted Wordsworth's signature. A blue envelope from the Munson Steamship Lines is also included.

Work Progress Administration Photographs, 1973 - 1975, 4 photographs
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World War II Letters Collection , 1941-1945 , 0.8 linear feet
Collection of letters to and from service men and women during World War II.

World War Two Scrapbook , 1940-1985 , 1.5 linear feet
A scrapbook of newspaper and magazine clippings covering World War Two. Newspapers include the "Dothan Eagle," the "Montgomery Advertiser," the "Birmingham News," the "Alabama Journal," and the "New York Times"; the magazines include "Life," "Newsweek," "The Nation," and "My Weekly Reader."

Peter H. Wotring Letter , 1862 , 0.1 linear feet, 1 letter
One letter written by a Civil War Union soldier in Pilot Knob, Missouri discussing military engagements, camp life, and inquiring about news from home.

Camille Wright Dance Invitation , 1939 , 0.1 linear feet
An invitation to a high school dance from Camille Wright to J.D. Robertson.

Wright, Cotton, and Douglass family papers , 1798-1990 , 2.47 linear feet
This collection contains diaries, correspondence, and other materials related to four generations of this Tennessee/Alabama family.

J. K. Wright letter, 1865 January 26, 1 item, 1 piece
A letter dated 26 January 1865, to a friend, B. F. Brown, in Nashville, written by a soldier in the 4th Alabama Cavalry while in prison hospital in Delaware. Discusses taking the loyalty oath to end his imprisonment.

Lou Wright letter , 1867 October 4 , 0.05 linear feet
A letter from Lou Wright of Logansport, Indiana, to John G. Lenny of Madison, Indiana, regarding payment for land purchased by Wright.

Richard A. Wright survery, 1978 December, 1 item, 3 pieces
Survey performed on land near Epes, Sumter County, Alabama, assessing eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places

William Wright Letter, 1849 December 20, 1 letter, 2 pages
Letter to Vincent Gravett in which Wright discusses legislative matters and describes the burning of the Alabaam capitol building earlier in the month.

Wyatt versus Stickney court orders, 1972, 2 items, 32 pieces; photocopies
Copies of two court orders relating to the treatment of the mentally ill in Alabama.

William Stokes Wyman scrapbooks and letters, 1847-1915, 3 linear feet
This collection contains letters and notes about an 1848 trip to the Alabama coal fields; scrapbooks of newspaper articles about Indian languages, the early history of Tuscaloosa and Alabama; the University of Alabama's history, and copies of newspaper clippings from the Choctaw language paper "The Vindicator", published 1875 in Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).

Wynn Family Papers , 1845-1913 , 0.4 linear feet
An extensive collection of correspondence, diaries and legal and financial papers relating to John Henry Irby Wynn (1787-1854), teacher and farmer in Limestone County, Alabama, and his son Alexander Montgomery (1823-1897), daughter-in-law Martha (Curtis) Wynn (1826-1907), and grandson John Robert Wynn (ca. 1860-1896). The diaries include accounts of Alexander Wynn's trip to Arkansas in the 1850s.

Wynne Family Papers , 1804-2009 , 3 linear feet
Letters and papers of this Hale County, Alabama, family. Also included are autographed copies of Alice Coleman Griffin three books: "Laura's Letters", "Laura's and Her Children's Letters", and "Laura's Family's Letters".

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