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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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Y.M.C.A. Tuscaloosa, Alabama records, 1886-1890, 1 volume
This collection includes meeting minutes, bylaws, the constitution, and other papers.

Y.W.C.A., University of Alabama, records, 1902-1905, 1 item, 73 pieces
Includes notes, minutes, sermons, member information, and other records kept by Pearl Bayler, secretary.

David "Tutt" Lott Yarbrough, Jr. papers, 1933-1961, 12 linear feet
A collection of photographs, scrapbooks, business cards, letters, union dues receipts, and contracts of this lifelong musician that sheds light on the music business during the "Big band" era.

"The Year of Secession, 1861" Civil War Letters collection , 1861 , 0.05 linear feet (16 items; photocopies)
Photocopies of sixteen letters written during the first year of the Civil War, and includes letters from William J. Hardee, Joseph E. Johnston, and Robert A. Toombs among others.

Yeatman and Kent letter, 1826 July 11, 1 item
A letter dated 11 July 1826, from this law firm in Huntsville, Alabama to John Gill, Jr., a Philadelphia merchant, transmitting payment on a note.

Letters to Reverend James Young, 1844, 1848, 2 letters (1 photocopy of one of the letters)
Two letters to Reverend James M. Young, in Cahaba, Dallas County, Alabama, both from friends. One thanks him for his kind letter after a death in the family and discusses her newborn son. The other discussing an upcoming trip and details about their life and the lives of friends.

Joseph Wilbourn Young letters , 1918-1919 , 0.1 linear feet
A collection of letters home from Europe, during and immediately after World War I.

Martha Young papers , 1818-1977 , 2.5 linear feet
The collection contains many of the works, both published and unpublished, many in the dialect of Southern African Americans, written by Martha Young of Greensboro, Alabama, in the late 19th century and early 20th century, as well as correspondence, photographs and pictures, genealogical information on the Tutwiler and Young families, and other miscellaneous items. Martha Young was the granddaughter of Henry Tutwiler and niece of Julia Tutwiler.

Richard "Dick" Young Letters, 1943 - 1945, 111 letters, 357 pages, 4 photos, 5 newspaper clip
Letters written to Richard “Dick” Young from family and friends between June 11, 1943 and September 24, 1945 while he was in school or serving in the Navy at the end of World War II.

Young-White Mercantile Company records , 1905-1933 , 10.8 linear feet
Records of this Sulligent, Lamar County, Alabama, general store which operated 1905 to 1933.

Yuille family papers , 1827-1871 , .4 linear foot
A collection of correspondence, 1861-1865, and other personal papers, as well as bills, receipts, and orders of this bakery in Mobile, Alabama, operated by Gavin Yuille (?-1849) and his sons John C. and Robert Lang Yuille (1822-?). Includes the loyalty oath taken by John C. Yuille in 1865.

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