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Letter from D. to My Dear , 1871 December 13 , 0.05 linear feet
Letter written on 13 December 1871 by D. to someone who appears to be a relative or very close friend.

C. C. D. Letter , circa 1900 , 0.05 linear feet
Letter from C.C.D. telling of her visit with her grandparents and discussing planting, the beautiful spring, and Christian issues.

H. C. D. Letter Fragment , Before 1900 , 0.05 linear feet
Letter fragment from H. C. D. giving George advice on winning back the girl he loves.

Letter from Daddy , 1945 May 2 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from a father in Germany to his children in which he tells them of the death of Hitler and the surrender of German troops in Italy and Western Austria.

Dadeville, Alabama, Chancery Court Records , 1842 - 1848 , 0.1 linear feet (1 ledger, 124 pages)
Ledger containing records of the Chancery Court at Dadeville, Alabama (the 17th District of the Middle Division of the State of Alabama), from February 1842 to May 1848.

Calvin R. Daggett Letter , 1850 April 11 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from Calvin R. Daggett of Nashville, Tennessee, to Chandler Bradford of Turner, Maine, about his plans to travel west.

Sam Dale Envelope Fragment , 1817 May 15 , 0.05 linear feet
Fragment of an envelope sent to David Holmes, then governor of the Mississippi Territory (which included the state of Alabama), on 15 May 1817, by Sam Dale at Fort Claiborne, Alabama

Dallas County, Alabama, Treasurer records , 1868–1873 , 0.2 linear feet (1 ledger; 513 pages)
One ledger containing the treasurer’s records pertaining to taxes and other fines and fees paid in Dallas County, Alabama from 1868 to 1873.

Fred Dally Letter, circa 1862, 1 letter, 10 pages
The letter was written from the South Atlantic Ocean to "dearest Mother," but the destination is unknown. At the top of the first page of the letter are sketches of different constellations that can be seen from south of the Equator. On the top of the fifth page are sketches of geological features that could be seen from the area in which his ship the "Cyclone" was sailing.

Eyre Damer papers , after 1900 , 1.03 linear feet
A scrapbook and accompanying materials relating to the book 'With C.H. Ellis Through Central America and Panama: Quarantine Tour of Central America and Panama by Health Authorities as Guests of the United Fruit Company,' compiled and distributed by that firm.

Letter from Daniel to Sister, 1863 November 28, 1 letter
A letter from Daniel ___, Union soldier, to his sister, from New Iberia, Louisiana, 28 November 1863.

G. M. Daniel Letter , 1912 March 20 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from Reverend G. M. Daniel of Hoboken, New Jersey to May Nelson of Brooklyn, New York thanking her for the Christmas offering.

H. Danlenspeck Letter , 1869 October 26 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from H. Daulenspeck to his father about his upcoming visit home.

F.M. Dansby Diary , 1890-1895 , 0.1 linear feet
The diary of F.M. Dansby, an Episcopalian priest in Birmingham, Jeffereson County, Alabama.

Luther Fairfax Dashiell papers , 1844-1887 , 0.4 linear feet (54 items)
Correspondence, speeches, and writings, relating to his work as a surgeon with the 1st Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers, stationed in Tampico, Mexico, during the Mexican War.

Alabama Hall of Fame collection on the nomination of Clarence William Daugette , 1954 , 0.2 linear feet
Materials relating to the nomination of Clarence William Daugette (1873-1942) to the Alabama Hall of Fame. Daugette served for forty-three years as president of Jacksonville State Teachers' College.

Joseph Daugherty receipts , 1847-58 , 11 receipts
Eleven receipts by various individuals and firms to a free black named Joseph Daugherty between 1847 and 1858, location unknown.

Letter from Daughter to Mother , 1913 April 3 , 0.05 linear feet
A letter from a daughter to her mother describing the cost of her surgery and hospital stay and upcoming plans to visit her mother.

Letter from daughter to Samuel P. Hadley , 1844 July 23 , 1 letter
Letter from daughter recounts the author's journey to and visit in Wentworth, New Hampshire. The visit included a day trip to the White Hills and rides into the country.

Daughters of the American Colonists, Colonel George Reade Chapter (Tuscaloosa, Alabama) Scrapbooks , 1956-1998 , 6 linear feet
Eleven scrapbooks of this Tuscaloosa, Alabama women's organization, covering the beginning years of organization (1956-1960) through 1998.

Daughters of the American Revolution. Chief Tuskaloosa Chapter , 1901-1988 , 1 linear foot (1 bound photocopy, 2 ledgers, 5 not
One photocopied and bound ledger, two ledgers and five loose leaf notebooks containing the minutes of the membership and board of the Chief Tuskaloosa Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution from 1901 to 1988.

Thomas Dauser papers , 1882-1921 , 0.1 linear feet (20 items)
Letters, postcards, photos, newsclipping, and passport of this German shoemaker who emigrated to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in the 1880s. All material is in German.

William Davidson paper , 1959 April 17 , 1 item
A paper titled "Brigadier General James Holt Clanton, Alabama's Rash Gallant" and delivered to the Alabama Historical Association, April 17, 1959.

Alex Van Hoose Davies family papers , 1925-1980 , 0.1 linear feet
Photocopies of the family history of an early northwest Alabama family, one of whom became mayor of Birmingham in the 1890s; also some personal recollections of the Union Army raid on Tuscaloosa led by John T. Croxton in April 1865, augmented with notes by grandson Alexander Van Hoose Davies, copies of memorials of various Van Hoose men, and newspaper clippings.

Angela Davis ephemera collection , circa 1971 - circa 1984 , 46 items
Includes materials related to the Alabama-born activist Angela Davis and the early 1970s movement to have her freed from prison along with materials related to her campaigns to win the seat of U.S. vice-president as part of the Communist ticket in the 1980s.

F. A. Davis Letter , 1865 January 29 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from F. A. Davis to his brother and sister about friends at home and panning for gold in Oregon.

Geri Davis Letter , 1945 June 10 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from Geri Davis, a student in Chicago, Illinois, to Valerie Hudson of Coloma, Michigan, about her trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Hugh Davis papers , 1825-1898 , 1.5 linear (includes 6 ledgers)
Extensive correspondence, business records, and receipts of this Marion, Alabama, plantation owner and attorney, and his family.

Jefferson Davis papers, 1823-1917, 3.2 linear feet
This collection consists of personal correspondence, much of it to family members. Correspondents include Braxton Bragg, Jubal Early, William Mercer Green, Christina Rossetti, Mrs. Mary Custis Lee and Wade Hampton. Also includes correspondence to and from his wife, Varina Howell Davis, and miscellaneous correspondence of the Davis and Howell families. Many of the items are copies. The collection also includes three folders of photographs.

Jerry A. Davis, Jr. papers , 1973-1988 , 0.4 linear foot
Letters, newspaper clippings, event programs, photographs, and other items reflecting the personal interests of their compiler during his high school and undergraduate years. The collection is arranged by item type (i.e., letter, newsletter, clipping, invitation etc.) and chronologically. Letters with unknown surnames are arranged alphabetically by first name.

John Davis mortgage , 1835 June 20 , 1 item
A mortgage dated 20 June 1835 on slaves made out to Whitman Brane company in Montgomery County, Alabama.

John V. Davis papers , 1963-1988 , 1folder
This collection contains Davis's resume, photographs of plating machines designed by him, and Udylite company pamphlets.

Jerry A. Davis, Jr. Photographs, 1979-1989, 87 photographs
Color snapshots and portrait photographs of Jarry A. Davis, Jr. (UA, MA, 1991), his friends and family, school pictures of Tuscaloosa Academy students, University of Alabama Sigma Chi fraternity parties, and vacation scenes.

L. A. Davis Letter , 1905 November 17 , 0.1 linear feet
L. A. Davis of Blaine, Kansas writes to her niece about Mr. Davis' accident with an electric car.

Ronald H. Davis Letters , 1955 , 8 letters, 8 envelopes
This collection consists of eight letters to Ronald H. Davis, United States Air Force, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Most of the letters are from his fiancée, Jeanne Schroeder, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Jerry A. Davis, Jr. Photographs, 1979 - 1989, 87 photographs
Color snapshots and portrait of Jerry A. Davis, Jr. (UA, MA, 1991), his friends and family, school pictures of Tuscaloosa Academy students, University of Alabama Sigma Chi fraternity parties, and vacation scenes.

Vernon Keith Davisson Diary , 1943 - 1945 , 0.1 linear feet
Diary kept by Vernon Keith Davisson of West Manchester, Ohio, while he was aboard the U.S.S. George A. Johnson, DE-583.

Letter from Davy to A. C. Dolse , 1914 April 17 , 0.05 linear feet
One letter written by Davy to his friend or family member A. C.(Allie) Dolse ; both lived in New York City. He discussed the whereabouts and goings-on of various acquaintances and family members.

R. E. Dawkins Letter , 1950s , 0.05 linear feet
Reverend R. E. Dawkins writes an open letter "To Whom It May Concern" demanding that T. M. Jolly appear at The Gospel Tabernacle in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 3, 4, or 5, 1956, while a national gathering of the brethren is meeting, to provide reasons as to why he should not be "dis-fellowshipped" from their movement.

Andrew Dawson papers , 1918-1919 , 0.4 linear feet
Contains correspondence and other material relating to this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, native's service in Europe during World War I.

E. L. Dawson letter , 1861 January 4 , 1 item
A letter dated 4 January 1861, certifying that there are no demands against W. L. Trenholm, quartermaster, 4th brigade.

Edgar G. Dawson papers , 1867-1885 , 5 items, 5 pieces
A letter testamentary to Edgar G. Dawson, naming him executor of estate of William Eliza Terrell , June 3, 1867, one to “My darling,” June 4, 1885 written while on a trip to Italy, and the plantation book for “Ravenswood”, January 1869-January 1, 1873.

John Charles Dawson papers , circa 1930 , 1.4 linear feet
Letters and unpublished speeches; photocopies of letters written by Joseph Lakanal, 1762-1845.

L.O. Dawson Papers , 1893-1904 , 0.4 linear feet
Contains incoming correspondence to L.O. Dawson, a Baptist minister in west Alabama and east Mississippi at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, including letters from family members and friends as well as correspondence with members of the various religious organizations with which Dawson was affiliated.

Dayton Female Institute announcement , 1867 , 1 item
An 1867 annoucement containing information for students of this Dayton, Alabama girls school overseen by the Rev. J.F. Tarrant and his wife.

Ethel de Gramedo letter , 1952 July 26 , 0.05 linear feet
A letter from Ethel de Gramedo of Paris, France to her friend Lena Lumbard of Oak Park, Illinois. The letter discusses friends, health, and an upcoming visit to Chicago by de Gramedo.

John De Wolf Letter , 1862 , 0.1 linear feet
Letter sent from John De Wolf to his wife, L.DM. De Wolf. He writes of life in the camp, explaining that it is difficult to know what is going on in the larger world because they do not have access to news.

Charles J. Deahey Letter, 1918 September 20, 1 letter, 1 envelope
Letter to a soldier's father (Herman Badenhoop) from his commanding officer (Charles J. Deahey) stating that he has been wounded, but survived, because a YMCA-issued copy of the New Testament took most of the shrapnel.

Elbert Deains deed, 1849 July 26, 1 item
A document dated 26 July 1849, recording the gift of one acre of land to the town of Pine Grove in Pike County, Alabama.

Jennie Kendall Dean papers , not dated , 2 items, 28 pieces; typescript
Manuscripts of two articles/stories: "Memories that Bless and Burn" and "The Mills of the Gods," with emendations.

W.E. Dearman paper, not dated, 1 item, 6 pieces; typescript
Typescript copy of Judge W.E. Dearman's "The Town of Gaston, Alabama," a history of Gaston, an abandoned town in Sumter County, Alabama.

Walter H. Dearth Papers , 1919-1981 , 0.1 linear feet
Various papers of Walter Harner Dearth, including letters, cards, photographs, funeral card and a certified copy of his birth record.

James Harry Deems Letter , 1928 May 1 , 1 letter
This is a letter from James Harry Deems to Mr. John Bios concerning the 1864 Union Relief Association fair. He also includes a family history.

Mary Dees Scrapbooks , 1933-2004 , 1.5 linear feet
Two scrapbooks created by and featuring Mary Dees, a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Hollywood actress of the 1930s. The larger scrapbook of photos and newspaper clippings is related to Dees' work as Jean Harlow's stand-in and double in the Hollywood movie "Saratoga." When Harlow died before finishing "Saratoga," Dees filled in to complete the film in her place. There are also photographs, newspaper clippings and playbills, a photocopy of her death certificate and a videocassette of the movie, "Saratoga." The smaller scrapbook of photos and clippings is related to Mary Dees' appearance in the Australian stage production of "The Women."

John F. Deforn letter, 186? May 2, 1 letter, 1 page
One handwritten letter from John F. Deforn to Joseph Malin. The letter calls for payment from Joseph Malin to Benjamin Cole and Joseph Cole. The letter is water damaged and appears burnt.

DeKalb Land and Mining Company minute book, 1911-1920, 1 item
This collection contains the company's record and minute book for the period 1911-1920.

Richard Delafield Letter , 1836 June 27 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from Richard Delafield of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to John Hunt in Pensacola, Florida, about Hunt's request for a steam engine for a saw mill.

Harold DeLoe postcard , 1942 March 20 , 1 postcard
Harold DeLoe is in the U.S. Army at Camp Blanding, Florida, during World War Two and sends his mother in Palm Beach, Florida, a brief note containing praise for military life, along with anxiety about an uncertain transfer.

Deloe family letters, 1942-1945, 5 letters
Letters to the Leroy Deloe family in Palm Beach, Florida. They discuss personal health, well-being, and the railroad system. Also includes draft card for Deloe.

Delta Kappa Gamma, Gamma Psi Chapter Scrapbook , 1984-1985 , 1.0 linear feet
Scrapbook of the Gamma Psi Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, the society for women educators.

Demopolis, Alabama, Bonds , 1819 April 21 , 0.05 linear feet
Bonds for the "sixteen-hundred and eightieth part" interest in the Company of the town of Demopolis, Alabama, in 1819.

Ella A. Dempsey Letter , 1898 September 10 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter written by Ella A. Dempsey to her friend about thier recent vacation to Atlantic City, New Jersey and New York City.

Emmett Dendy World War II Air Mission Diary , 1943-2010 , 0.2 linear feet
World War II air mission diary used by a ball turret gunner with the Eighth Air Force's 467th Bomb Group flying B-24s, to record his 22 air missions, from 24 February to 25 April 1945. Each entry includes information about the target, bomb load, bomb run, flak, time, gas, and altitude. He also included remarks concerning each mission

L.M. Denman Letter , 1863 , 0.1 linear feet
Letter containing a brief reference to Confederate President Jefferson Davis from L. M. Denman in Ohio to his sister.

J. W. Dennis journal, 1867-1868, 1 ledger
The accounts for a drug store in Carlowville, Dallas County, Alabama, 1867-68, including records of customers' purchases and amounts paid and owed.

Jere Clemens Dennis papers , 1841-1935 , 7.4 linear feet
Personal, family, and business papers of a Tallapoosa County attorney, including legal case files as well as Sons of Confederate Veterans, Alabama National Guard, and Masonic materials.

Richard Dennis letter, 1803 August 8, 1 letter
A letter from Richard Dennis in Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to Governor John Milledge of Georgia concerning the seizure and attempted sale of free Africans, 8 August 1803.

John Horry Dent Papers , 1840 – 1891 , 0.4 linear feet
Collection contains three ledgers (a plantation book, a farm journal, and a letter copybook) and a folder of miscellaneous letters written by John Horry Dent of Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama and Cave Spring, Floyd County, Georgia from January 1840 to November 1891.

John Horry Dent, Jr., Letters , 1861-1864 , 0.2 linear feet
Collection contains letters written by John Horry Dent, Jr. (signed J. Horry Dent) of Barbour County, Alabama, from 1861 March 15 to 1864 July 1 to his father, John Horry Dent of Eufaula, Alabama. There are also two letters written by Dent Jr.’s fellow officers to John Horry Dent detailing information of Dent Jr.’s part aboard the C.S.S. McRae during the battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip and his subsequent capture and internment at Fort Warren in May 1862.

Nehemiah Denton papers , 1831-1844 , 0.4 linear feet
Correspondence and other business materials of this Brooklyn, New York, resident with business interests in Mobile, Alabama. Aside from extensive business correspondence, it includes detailed descriptions of Mobile's antebellum social life, and accounts of yellow fever epidemics and fires.

Map of the Route of Hernando DeSoto through the Southern States [photocopy] , after 1934 , 1.0 linear feet
Photocopy of a map and pictures depicting the route of Hernando DeSoto's expedition through the Southern States between 1539 and 1543.

Dexter and Abbot letter, 1848 May 6, 1 item
A letter dated 6 May 1848 to Mssrs. Mason and Lawrence, Boston, regarding cotton sales.

Dexter family letter , 1918 November 6 , (one letter)
Letter from the Dexter family in Warren, Massachesetts, to Merrill Taylor at Fort McKinley, Portland, Maine, where he was in non-commissioned officer training. The Dexters ask how he is enjoying training and give updates on various people.

Letter from Diantha to Mary Ann , After 1900 , 0.05 linear feet
Letter from Diantha to Mary Ann which talks about family illnesses and an upcoming visit by other family members.

Diary by an anonymous woman, circa 1990, 1 diary
This collection contains one diary by an unknown woman. The contents tell of her painful relationship with Burrwood, her lover. The diary is a black book and the writing is pink and red. The front and back of the diary are both written in.

Diary of an Alabama Presbyterian Minister , 1832 , 0.1 linear feet
Diary of an unidentified Presbyterian minister from Alabama, recording his travel from Alabama to New York to attend the Presbyterian Church's Assembly in Philadelphia in 1832.

Belle Lolita Dibley Letters , 1891-1892 , 0.1 linear feet
Letters from Belle Lolita Dibley of Oak Creek and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Arthur about an upcoming ball, the Fourth of July, Christmas, and the visit of friends.

Letters from Dick to Mother and Dad , 1943-1945 , .1 linear foot
Letters home from Dick during World War Two while he received training all over the U. S. for the Air Force. He discusses military life.

A.S. Dickey Letter , 1869 , 0.1 linear feet
Letter written by A.S. Dickey, a college student in Tipton, Indiana, to his friend suggesting that the recipient may have been too attentive to a female. He also speaks of several girls who are also students and says that he is studying geometry, Latin, and grammar.

Josef Dignan Notebooks , 1943-1947 , 0.4 linear feet
Two "notebooks" filled with handwritten short stories, verse and other thoughts, written by Josef Dignan of Louisville, Kentucky.

Latimer N. Dike Diary , 1865 , 0.1 linear feet
Diary kept by Corporal Latimer N. Dike, member of the 67th Ohio Regiment in 1865.

Dimon, Fay, and Beers records , 1866 , .2 linear feet
A collection containing business correspondence and receipts of this Mobile, Alabama, partnership which included the city's Chief of Police, C. A. R. Dimon.

Letter from Dina T. to her uncle , 1901 January 20 , 0.05 linear feet
Letter from Dina T. (last name given but it is undecipherable) to her Uncle, written on 20 January 1901, possibly from Germany. The letter is in German and there is no translation available at this time.

Maria Dinges Letter, 1863, 1 letter, 3 pages
The collection contains a handwritten letter from Maria Dinges to Lizzie Dinges. Two "Confederate States" stamps are on the envelope. Maria asks if her family is doing well and discusses the death of Hensel(?).

Frederick Divers Papers , 1933 - 1956 , 0.4 linear feet
Weekly bulletins from several central Alabama churches served by the Rev. Frederick Divers in the 1940s and 1950s. There are also letters and certificates of study as well as a booklet of baptismal certificates from 1933 to 1951. There are several World War II ration books and correspondence relating to the building program of Union Bethel Independent Methodist Church in Birmingham.

W. Divine and T. G. Ferrclo Letter , 1883 October 1 , (one letter)
Letter from Divine and Ferrclo in Sycamore, Illinois, to S. E. Jones in Iowa Falls, Iowa. They discussed business involving the sale or renting of land and/or property in Iowa and Minnesota.

Dixie Art Colony newsletters, circa 1940-1942, 1 item, 5 pieces
Newsletters of the Dixie Art Colony, 1940-1942, which was located between Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama.

Orville Reeve Dixie Kennel Order Form, 1933, 1 order form
The collection contains an order form for Dixie Hound Kennels, Incorporated, located in Illinois. Orville Reeve is ordering a hunting dog from the kennel.

Frank Murray Dixon papers, 1938-1981, 1.2 linear feet
Family correspondence, newsclippings, financial records, and photos of this Alabama governor and his family

Ford S. Dodds Letter , unknown , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from Ford S. Dodds to a sibling about a friend who has moved away, the health of the family, and the state of the crops which were mostly ruined by the drought.

Abigail Dodge Letter, 1846, 1 letter, 3 pages
This collection contains one letter from Abigail Dodge to her brother John Hopewell, a resident of Ontario County, New York. She discusses her dead husband, John's dead son Samuel, God's mercy, directions to her house, and praying for everyone's well-being.

Columbus C. Dodson letter, 1848 February 15, 1 item
A letter dated 15 February 1848, written from Mexico City to his sister, Miss A. W. Dodson, Telaga Spring, Chatooga County, Georgia.

Drayton Doherty letters , 1910-1927 , .4 linear foot
This collection pertains principally the World War One service of Dr. Drayton Doherty (1893-1969) of Selma, Alabama. It contains more than sixty letters from Doherty to his parents during his service in France, in which he served as a medical officer, chiefly with the British Second Army. Other items in the collection include some official correspondence relative to Doherty’s military service, a miscellany of personal papers, and three photographs.

Kate Dole Letter , 1888 May , 0.1 linear feet
A letter written by Kate Dole of Cincinnati, Ohio, in which she sends the remedy for a nosebleed to her friend.

Letter from Don to Mother, 1943 December 12, 1 letter
This is a letter from Don, a World War Two soldier, to his mother. He mentions his life at the Army base, asks about friends and relatives, thanks his mom for the gift, and wishes he could come home.

Donoho family papers , 1838-1914 , 0.4 linear feet
Letters between members of a close Tuscaloosa family written primarily during the Civil War.

Dorman and Noel family papers, 1831-1866, 58 items, 150 pieces ; photocopies
A genealogical record of the ancestors of Lily Dorman Ramsey, plus family correspondence of the Dormans and Noels of Greensboro and Mobile, Alabama.

Michael Dorman papers, 1968-1976, 2 linear feet; circa 583 items
This collection consists principally of research material used in the writing of "The Wallace Myth." Correspondence, proposals, and the book manuscript are among them. Galley proofs of two other books, "The Second Man," an overview of the changing role of the Vice Presidency and "Stockcar Butterworth," a book about stock car racing, are also part of the collection, as are poems, most of them unpublished, and copies of several published articles.

Ambrose Doss papers , 1861-1986 , 0.4 linear feet
Collection contains letters written by Ambrose Doss of Jefferson County, Alabama, to his wife, Sarah Brake Doss while he was in Co. C of the 19th Alabama Regiment from the time of his enlistment in 1861 until his death on 1864 July 5 near Kennesaw, Cobb County, Georgia.

John S. Doucet Postcard, 1945 February 13, 1 letter, 1 page
A postcard from John S. Doucet of the 642nd Engineer Company to his brother, Frank E. Doucet of Roxbury (Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts. In the postcard, written on February 13, 1945, he obliquely describes the action he has seen in the Philippines.

Douthit Scrapbook Materials, , 0.1 linear feet
Seven pages of material, mostly photocopied, from a 19th century scrapbook, as well as a pencil sketch of the Rotunda on the campus of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. There are also photocopied pages containing articles relating to the death of Major John L. M. Pelham of Calhoun County, Alabama during the Civil War in March 1863.

James Ferguson Dowdell Letters, 1855 February 9-1856 September 15, 2 letters, 2 pages
Letters written by James Ferguson Dowdell while in the United States Senate. The first letter was written on February 9, 1855 in response to a request for his autograph. The second letter was written on September 15, 1856 and requests 300 copies of Dowdell’s speech, “The Powers of Congress over the Territories,” to be sent to his Montgomery address.

Fleta McWhorter Dowling and Gwen McWhorter papers, 1943-1949, 19 items
This collection consists of letters between Fleta McWhorter Dowling and her sister Gwen McWhorter, 1943-46, chiefly concerning the latter’s doctoral dissertation subject, some letters from others to Gwen McWhorter, and two Gwen McWhorter problem statements on the use of participation in the development of school health programs.

Judson Dowling papers, 1921-1941, .2 linear foot
The collection consists of materials relative to Dr. Judson Dowling’s activities as Birmingham, Alabama's first permanent Public Health Officer, 1917-1941, biographical materials about Dowling’s career, and materials concerning posthumous tributes and memorials to Dowling’s life and achievements.

Mary Kathryne Dowling Memory Book , 1924-1925 , 1 Memory Book
This collection consists of a memory book kept by Kathryne Dowling documenting her senior year at Dale County High School in Ozark, Alabama.

William H. Drake Letters , 1900-1901 , 0.1 linear feet
Letters written to William H. Drake of Maine, by Clyde C. Potter of Waltham, Massachusetts, and John Morrill, Drake's lawyer, regarding a legal matter.

Dreams and Nightmares Fifty-One manuscrript , 1998 October , 0.1 linear feet
Manuscript copy of the 51st issue of the "Dreams and Nightmares" magazines.

Drinker and Morris Order , 1848 August 28 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter written in 1848 by Drinker and Morris to Lindsay and Blakiston, booksellers, placing an order for several books.

Dalton Lee Driver World War II photographs and postcards , 1944-1945 , 0.4 linear feet
Photographs (including rolled unit photograph), postcards, German marks, French francs, and Special TDY Orders of this west Alabama native.

Thomas Dudley letter , 1862 July 9 , 1 item
A letter dated 9 July 1862, to S. Price Edwards, Collector of Customs at Liverpool, regarding a gunboat (C.S.S. Alabama) being built in the yard of Mssrs. Laird. Holograph copy.

W. W. Duffield letter , 1866 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from W. W. Duffield, former Union soldier, to Lewis Maney, former Confederate officer, Woodside, Pennsylvania, 7 May 1866.

H.B. Dugger Scrapbook , 1865 - 1869 , 0.1 linear feet (1 scrapbook)
A scrapbook of mainly essays and poems clipped from Civil War era newspapers.

C. W. Duke letter , 1870 April 20 , 0.05 linear feet (1 item; typescript)
Typescript copy of a letter written by C.W. Duke in Smith County, Texas, to Mr. D.W. Walkley describing life in Texas.

Frances Dunbar Letter , 1932 February 18 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from Frances Dunbar, of Cleveland, Ohio, to Helen Wallace of Jacksontown, Ohio, about her daughters.

Mary Dunbar Letters, 1836-1839, 4 letters
2 letters to Mary Dunbar in Westmoseland, New Hampshire. They discuss personal matters, financial situations, and education.

Paul Laurence Dunbar Letter , 1905 April 15 , 1 letter
Paul Laurence Dunbar writes from Dayton, Ohio, to Mr. Earl N. Hale, in Dayton, Ohio, in response to a request for an autograph and discusses a recent illness.

J. M. Duncan papers, 1894-1932, 0.4 linear foot
A collection of correspondence, financial papers, and artifacts belonging to this Blocton, Alabama resident.

Ninian Duncan letters , 1861 , 0.1 linear feet
Three letters Ninian Duncan of Baltimore, written during the summer of 1861. The letters each discuss the growing hostilities between the North and South.

Thomas Duncan ledgers , 1889-1926 , 0.5 linear feet
Five ledgers covering the constitution, by-laws, and minutes of the Ft. Deposit Institution Reading Club (1889-1893), lecture notes, patient's accounts, and what appears to be an accountant's or executor's ledger of payments from at least one estate (1943-1956)

Dunn's Creek Baptist Church records , 1834-1979 , 8 ledgers ; 0.4 linear feet
Records of members, deeds to church land, enrollments and dismissals, deaths, and expenses of this Baptist church in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Floyd R. Dunn Papers , 1971 , 0.2 linear feet
Letters and photographs from the governors of the 50 United States providing general information about each state, including each state’s government (number of state senators and representatives), the state flower, bird, and tree, and the population according to the United States Census of 1970

Harold Dunn paper , 1991 April 8 , 0.05 linear feet (1 item, 14 pieces; photocopies)
Paper by Dunn entitled "The Annual Miss Winterboro High School Beauty Pageant and its Significance to the Community."

Partial Letter to Durand , After 1917 , 0.05 linear feet
Partial letter to Durand from a female writer giving him news and gossip about their friends and acquaintances.

Cyrus Durley Letter , 1912 July 18 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from Cyrus Durley of Kennebunkport, Maine to R. A. Murdock of Roxbury, Massachusetts about the season's crops.

Kate H. Durr Scrapbook , 1892 December 25 , 1.0 linear foot
Scrapbook of Kate H. Durr, given to her on Christmas Day, 1892, by her Aunt Kate. The scrapbook is filled with newspaper articles of varying subjects.

Durst Family Papers , 1708-1977 , 0.4 linear feet
Letters, newspapers, and miscellaneous documents from the Durst family. There is also a World War One era panoramic photograph and United Stated Service, or Blue Star Mother's flag.

A.W. Dwight Letter , 1862 January 9 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from A.W. Dwight to C.E. Smith, Esq. on January 9, 1862, discussing the reading and writing of personal journals. There are also some general comments about the progress of the war.

Greene County Union Female Institute, Minutes of the meeting of Citizens of Daniels Prairie , 1836 , 0.05 linear feet (1 item; typescript)
Typescript copy of the minutes of a meeting to establish a female academy at Burton's Hill, Alabama, and the school's constitution and amendments.

Drawing of an Unidentified Man , after 1850 , 1.0 linear feet
Drawing of an unidentified man. Picture is extremely fragile, handle only if necessary.

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