Explore Alabama and Southern United States history through these unique digital collections. These collections offer a glimpse into the social, political, and economic history of Alabama through photographs, correspondence and historical postcards.
Explore the Samford Special Collection's various photograph and postcard collections to learn more about Alabama's unique history.
Historical Alabama Photographs Collection
While many of the photographs in this collection are centered on the Birmingham-metro area, the collection also documents the social, political, and economic life of Alabamians across the state over the past two centuries.
Alabama Postcards Collection
Take a splash into Alabama's past in this unique digital collection of nearly 400 vintage Alabama-related postcards.
Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Co. Photos
This collection consists of photographs that document the many mining communities, locations, and infrastructures associated with the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company in the state of Alabama.
Delve into the personal missives of Alabamians over the last 200 years to learn more about our state's unique history.
From an 1827 letter written by the fourth governor of Alabama to early 20th century correspondence between Alabama native and Hollywood movie star actress Lois Wilson, this collection illustrates the unique history of Alabama and the Southern United States through handwritten material.
Thomas L. Fielder Collection of Civil War Letters
An attorney and owner of the Troy Advertiser in Pike County, Alabama, Thomas L. Fielder (1835-1862) served as a quartermaster sergeant with the 3rd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion, Alabama Volunteers, Company E during the early years of the Civil War.