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FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 0-124

Edwin L. Gibson daybook, 1836-1838

1.00 items
This item is a day-by-day account of work done and/or activities in the area of Centerville, Alabama. The author is unknown, and it is poorly written and in poor condition. It provides a description of menial or slavish labor performed, such as picking corn, picking cotton and slaughtering pigs and beef. It is interesting only in that it furnishes an insight into how people lived and worked during the early 1800s.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.01.0298

Eldridge Williams papers, 1940-1963

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This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of a retired African American lieutenant colonel, and one of the Tuskegee Airmen, as he discusses his experiences during WWII and the Korean War.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 00.HP-2009-030

Florence Gregory Walker Collection, 1931-1962, bulk 1931-1947

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Personal items of Florida State College for Women student Florence Gregory (B.A. Sociology, 1940) and Florida State University (M.S., Social Work, 1962). Items includes photographs, scrapbooks, and other ephemera related to her years as a student at FSCW/FSU.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 00.MSS 2008-016

Florida State University Southern Business History Center Records, 1855-1956, bulk 1940-1956

9.00 boxes
The Florida State University Southern Business History Center Records include, correspondence to and from the center, including memos, form letters, responses, questionnaire, annual reports, photographs and publications; and oral interviews recorded in May and June, 1954 and August 1956 on 1/4 inch audio tape reels. They also include a group of historical records of the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company at Cedar Key, Florida.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 0-139

Historical Papers of Massachusetts and Alabama, 1620-1840, bulk 1620-1646, 1804, 1840

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Collection consists of the following: 1. 1620-1646. Prospectus (broadside) "Of Plimoth Plantation," by William Bradford, Governor, who wrote a detailed history of the early years of Plymouth Colony. He covers in great detail everything that happened from the landing of the Mayflower in December, 1620, through the year 1646. 2. 1804. Newspaper. 'New England Palladium,' Boston, Tuesday, November 27, 1804. No. 43, Vol. 24. The four-page issue is a good example of a New England newspaper format of the period. 3. 1840. Alabama. U.S.A. Land Grant No. 12009. Signed by Martin Van Buren, President, and issued to Allen Masengale of Madison County, Alabama. It covers land in the Huntsville, Alabama district.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 0-159

Land patent - U.S.A. to Pul-sey, one of the Creek Tribe of Indians

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This item is a United States certificate of transfer of public land in "The Tallapoosa Land District Alabama," (1845) to Pul-sey, one of the Creek Tribe of Indians. The transfer of land to Pul-Sey was, "by virtue of a Treaty between the United States and the said Creek Tribe of Indians, made by the 24th day of March 1832." The certificate is dated July 9, 1845. Other names mentioned were: Nat Macon Thornton & Co., Henry Meadows, J. Knox Walker, Secretary of the President, and S. H. Laughlin, Recorder of the General Land Office.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.03.0065

Marcia Watts papers, 1943

1 folders
This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of Marcia Wilkinson who served with the USO on the home front during World War II. This collection also contains personal photographs.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1-10

Plantation Record Book, 1836-1841

1.00 folders
This item is a plantation record book and appears to be the financial records of William Armistead, who either owned or managed one or more large plantations or farms. He also acted as guardian for several children, as indicated by entries for tuition and books, as well as entries for Orphans Court. He was also involved in land deals and skilled blacksmith work. Some places mentioned, Candy's Landing and Greensboro, can be located on an early map of Alabama, indicating that the activities recorded took place somewhere in west Alabama. A large number of persons are named in the record book, and some of the locations and subjects mentioned include: cotton, Candy's Landing, Fenwick Plantation, Greenboro, Linwood farm, Macon farm, Macon plantation, Mobile, groceries from Mobile, Plymouth, Sumter, and Tuskaloosa Bank.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 83-5

William Warren Rogers and Robert David Ward Manuscript, 1973

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Corrected typescript draft of August Reckoning: Jack Turner and Racism in Post-Civil War Alabama by William Warren Rogers and Robert David Ward. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press. 1973.