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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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Old Ebenezer Church history , 1909 , 0.05 linear feet (37 pieces; photocopies)
Paper providing a brief history of the church and its founders. Also includes a list of members and description of church teachings.

"O yes I've come again to you", circa 1890, 1 poem, 1 page
A love poem written in Laconia, Indiana, by an unknown author.

Anna M. O'Brien Letter , 1929 July 26 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from Anna M. O'Brien, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, to her brother, John, about their ancestry and membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Mrs. Joseph O'Neil Letter , 1892 April 3 , 0.1 linear feet
A letter from Mrs. Joseph O'Neil of Louisville, Kentucky to William McAdams of Kansas, Illinois. Mrs. O'Neil writes on behalf of her husband about Company "I" of the Illinois Regiment to which he belonged.

Oak Leaf Stitchers scrapbook , 1979-1986 , 1 linear foot
Scrapbook of this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, women's group

Allen M. Oakley court records, 1823-1864, .2 linear foot, 23 items
Hempstead County, Arkanasas court documents concerning appraisals of estates and charges against estates. The collection also includes guardianship of minors papers, 1823-1827.

James Gee Oakley correspondence, 1845-1901, .4 linear foot
Correspondence pertaining chiefly to cock fighting and gamecocks.

OAR Building Reports , 2012 , 0.6 linear feet
Contains reports on and photographs of UA campus buildings that were slated for destruction.

Joshua Bugby Oden arithmetic book, 1845, 1 item
Arithmetic textbook/workbook used by Joshua Bugby Oden. A 1956 note inside the front cover says the book was presented to Dr. A.B. Moore, University of Alabama history professor and dean of the Graduate School

J. R. Odom Store Ledger , 1920-1937 , 1 ledger, 140 pages
Ledger from a small general store in Nauvoo, Walker County, Alabama, showing sales and expenses of this family business, 1920-37. The ledger includes notations for jury duty and union dues.

Office Sup't Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands broadside , 1866 January 20 , 0.05 linear feet
Broadside listing the thirteen rules of conduct for "all concerned" which included: freedmen, employers, and employees regardless of color.

Scrapbook pages of H. A. Ogden Civil War prints , circa 1900 , 1 linear foot
Twelve scrapbook pages that have prints of Civil War officers and battles painted by H. A. Ogden.

W. T. Ogle testimony, 1878 March 18, 1 item, 1 piece
Statement dated 18 March 1878 concerning the actions of General John T. Croxton's Union Army forces in seizing Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 1865.

"Oh Mother, Oh Mother, I long to be wed", circa 1960, 1 poem, 3 pages
A handwritten poem by an unknown author about a girl telling her mother that she lost her virginity to her cousin.

Ohio to Virginia Travel Scrapbook , 1939 , 0.1 linear feet
A couple's scrapbook of a trip from Urbana, Ohio, through Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia

Old Fiddlers' Association of Alabama Letter , 1926 , 0.1 linear feet
The collection contains one mimeographed form letter from the Old Fiddlers' Association of Alabama. It is part minutes from a meeting of the organization on August 12, 1926, and part recruitment letter.

Old Salem Methodist Church minutes, 1852-1955, 1 item, 50 leaves
This collection consists of a register of pastors and members, 1855-1955, of this Perry County, Alabama Methodist Church.

Old Spring Hill Methodist Church records, 1911-1973, 6 items, 59 pieces
Church register of this Marengo County, Alabama, Methodist church, which records names of members received before 1917, baptisms, and deaths.

Jerry Oldshue Photographs, 1992, 2 photographs
Color snapshots of John Thomas Croxton grave marker in Paris, Kentucky, taken by University of Alabama Archivist, Jerry C. Oldshue.

Valentine J. Oldshue papers , 1890-1945 , 0.5 linear foot; ledger, clippings, photos
This collection contains newspaper articles about covering the peace negotiations in Paris after World War One, Memorial Day ceremonies at American cemeteries in the 1920s, letters, photographs, postcards from France and Albania, press credentials, and Oldshue's dog tags.

George W. Oliver receipt, 1833 January 12, 1 item, 1 piece
A receipt for slave named Anderson, aged about 8 years, sold to Jonathan Orr of Morgan County, Alabama.

Ollie ____ Postcard, 1906 November 1, 1 postcard
A postcard depicting the Country Club on Shell Road, Mobile Alabama, from Ollie _____ to her sister, Adell Constantine of Galveston, Texas.

M. M. Ord letters, 1856 January 31, 2 letters
Letters to a Miss M. M. Ord, possibly related to General E. O. C. Ord, written by G.C. Ord and "Bro. Marcy, 31 January 1856.

Order of Calanthe Juvenile Department Papers , 1943 - 1952 , 0.9 linear feet (6 reports, 46 pages)
Five reports to the biennial sessions of the Supreme Court of the Order of Calanthe and one annual report for the Grand Court of the Order of Calanthe of the states of Alabama. Mattie B. Rowe of Alabama was the Supreme Juvenile Matron between 1943 and 1952.

Order of the Eastern Star, Equity Lodge Number 29, records, 1920-1951, 1 ledger
A ledger containing lists of dues collected, minutes of meetings held, and other information related to the Order of the Eastern Star Equity Lodge Number 29, of Elba, Coffee County, Alabama

Order of the Eastern Star, Grand Chapter register of visitors, 1933, ledger
Register of visitors at the 33rd annual session of the Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star of Alabama, October 17-19, 1933. It includes the names of visitors, grand officers, 1932-1933, past grand matrons, section chairs, pages, and the general membership, plus chapter names, numbers, and locations.

Order of the Rainbow for Girls, Dothan, Alabama records, 1934-1939, 2 ledgers
Ledgers containing the names of officers and lists of meetings of this Dothan, Houston County, Alabama social organization.

Order of the Rainbow for Girls, Ensley, Alabama records, 1937-1941, 1 ledger
A ledger containing the names of officers and lists of meetings of this Ensley, Alabama social organization.

Ordinance to Dissolve the Union between the State of Alabama and ... the United States of America , 1861 January 11 , 2 linear feet
Alabama's ordinance of secession, 1861

Oregon Territorial Centennial 1848-1948 Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp First Day of Issue Envelope , 1948 August 14 , 0.1 linear feet
A First Day of Issue Oregon Territorial Centennial 1848-1948 Commemorative United States Postage Stamp envelope commemorating the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Oregon territorial government. The stamp pictures a wagon on the Oregon Trail and portraits of John McLoughlin and Jason Lee.

S. P. D. Orleans, Compte de Paris letter, 1879 September 10, 2 items, 6 pieces ; holograph & typescript
A letter dated 10 September 1879, to an unidentified recipient, requesting information about Confederate military operations around Chattanooga in October and November 1863.

Letter from Oscar to Ruth Thomas, 1934, 1 letter, 1 page
The collection contains a handwritten letter from Oscar to Ruth Thomas of Roanoke, Virgina. The contents of the letter are complimenting Ruth's voice performance.

Doris Turner Osten letter from Dr. George Denny , 1952 December 22 , 0.01 linear feet
Small handwritten Christmas card from Dr. George Denny

G. H. Osterhout paper, circa 1923, 10 items, 33 pieces ; carbon copy, photographs
A paper titled "The Sites of the French and Spanish Forts in Port Royal Sound," composed some time after 1931. The collection also includes nine black and white photographs of excavations of Charles Fort, Parris Island, South Carolina, conducted by Osterhout in 1923.

The Other Club records , 1992-2010 , 2.4 linear feet
Records, scrapbooks, and photographs of The Other Club, a debate society on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Letter from Otto to Julia , 1895 October 18 , 0.05 linear feet
A note, written by Otto to Julia, sending directions for address and travel plans.

Alice d'Ouville letter, 1877 March 8, 1 item, 1 piece
A letter dated 8 March 1877, from Philadelphia to a Mrs. Vaughan. It mentions elections, the social season, plays the author wants to see, and the possibility of Mrs. Vaughan's visiting Philadelphia.

Erik Per Overbey papers , 1947-1989 , 0.4 linear feet
Overbey's collection of correspondence with and clippings of several University of Alabama alumni

Isaac Owen ledger, 1836-1879, 1 ledger
An account book recording expenses and notes due for Owens's farm/plantation, 1836-79.

Lucien Owen letter, 1857 October 8, 1 item, 3 pieces
A letter dated 8 October 1857, from a student at the University of Alabama to his father, which dicusses student life.

Robert Owen letter, 1847 June 24, 1 item, 2 pieces
A letter dated 24 June 1847, to British Foreign Secretary Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865), concerning the situation in Ireland.

Thomas Owen letters, 1824 February and n.d, 3 items, 3 pieces
Letters written from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Governor Israel Pickens and to board of trustees member Hume R. Field, concerning reappointment as land agent of the University of Alabama and an account of lands sold in 1823.

Otis Holloway Owens papers, 1972-1996, 1.4 linear feet
Papers of this administrator in the Institute of Higher Education and Research at the University of Alabama who helped establish the University's Special Services Program, which offers academic and guidance services to those in need.

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