american-history. American History
Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:
Allan Ludwig New England Gravestone photographs
Identifier: MS 369
Overview The collection consists of 408 black and white photographs and 77 slides of New England gravestone carvings. The gravestone carvings date from 1653-1810, these photographs of the carvings were created by Allan Ludwig in 1961-1964.
Dates: 1961 - 1964
American Defense Group records
Identifier: MS 353
Overview This collection contains correspondence, memos, organizational and reading lists, and budget information regarding an organization called the American Defense Group. The Group consisted largely of professors from three California institutions who were interested in assisting the American war effort by reading foreign-language domestic publications and reporting editorial comments to U.S. Naval Intelligence.
Dates: 1941 - 1944
Augustus Ehinger diary transcript
Identifier: MS 282
Abstract: A diary written by Augustus Ehinger during his year in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War.
Dates: 1846 - 1847
Ayers family plantation history collection
Identifier: MS 635
Overview This collection includes biographical information about individuals in the Ayers, Brown, McCarty, Martin, Diller, Boettner, Crump, Raynor, Ball, Freytag, and Bergeson, and families, among others. The bulk of the collection involves the life and careers of this kinship network, and their commerce, ministries, and artistic work product, and events ranging from the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century. Some documentary history of the Jitney Jungle grocery chain is included.
Dates: 1850 - 2015
Charles Baldwin letters
Identifier: MS 166
Overview The letters are legal in nature, and apparently deal with various lawsuits brought by or against Baldwin concerning land and contracts.
Dates: 1846 - 1858
Charles P. Leverich business letters
Identifier: MS 222
Overview The Leverich letters recount the trading and financial conditions in the New Orleans branch of the family owned business controlled by William S. and J.H. Leverich. The letters give information on the cotton trade, shipping, insurance, banking, and the character and standing of various merchants.
Dates: 1833 - 1851; Majority of material found within 1836 - 1843
Charles Roberts U.S. Civil War letters
Identifier: MS 377
Overview A collection of letters written by Charles Roberts to his family during his years of service in the Union Army of the U.S. Civil War. The letters cover a wide range of emotions and activities, including his regiment’s movements, his career in the army, and his personal opinions regarding the war.
Dates: 1862 - 1864
Cogswell Family papers
Identifier: MS 152
Overview This collection contains numerous letters relating to personal and business events involving the Cogswell family. It also includes legal documents relating to business transactions reflecting the development and establishment of the Cogswell family throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. This family ran very successful businesses and these papers reflect the changes occurring in social attitudes and methods of business transactions over a 100 year period.
Dates: 1823 - 1927
Dillon Anderson papers
Identifier: MS 540
Abstract: Contains materials relating to Anderson's work with Dwight D. Eisenhower as National Security Advisor as well as correspondence and manuscripts related to his short stories, his book Recollections of Eisenhower and book reviews.
Dr. Jerome Cochran medical account book
Identifier: MS 236
Overview The account book contains an alphabetical listing of Dr. Cochran’s patients in Alabama, followed by individual records of visits and accounts. Patients’ addresses or occupations are often given as are the methods of payment (cash, services, goods, etc.).
Dates: 1870 - 1878