The John Dowe Collection consists of family correspondence, financial and legal records, photographs and postcards sent and received by the Dowe family, scrapbooks, publications, and ephemera. Most of the collection’s document-based records date from circa 1900 to 2007. The scrapbooks range from the 1880s to roughly the mid-twentieth century. The photographs begin in circa1870 and appear to end in the early-to-mid 2000s. The Dowe Collection especially documents the history and activities of the Dowe family in Montgomery, Alabama, as well as their travels throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. It especially documents much of John Dowe’s life, from his birth in 1911, to his death in 2007.
The Mary Ann Neeley collection is a collection of documents and photographs that focus on Montgomery and Montgomery County, Alabama. This collection largely contains photographs of streets in Montgomery before and during road paving projects in 1958. The collection also includes a wide and seemingly unrelated range of records related to local topics, including: documents pertaining to a murder case, real estate title opinions, and family history. The collection also includes maps and blueprints of the city and county of Montgomery. The collection also includes three 1920s year books (1921-1923) from Montgomery, Alabama’s Sidney Lanier High School.
US US-almoca The Montgomery Area Sports Hall of Fame Collection
The collection entirely consists of framed photographs of athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, and others who made a contribution to athletics in Montgomery, Autauga, and Elmore County, Alabama.
In the course of normal business the Montgomery County Archives (MCA) created correspondence, reports, institutional histories, and images. The Montgomery County Archives Collection materials date from 1994 to 2021. These materials record the founding, objectives, plans, and daily business of the archives. Furthermore, this collection also consists of publications that used records, including photographs, from the MCA.
US US-almoca The Montgomery Genealogical Society Collection
This collection consists of issues (printed on paper) of the “Montgomery Genealogical Society Quarterly,” an organizational pamphlet, books, and maps. The “Montgomery Genealogical Society Quarterly” issues range from 1994 to 2019. The range is not complete. However, it does have every issue published between summer 2008 and July 2014. The pamphlets provide a brief history of the Montgomery Genealogical Society, a list of society-produced publications for sale, a description of benefits of membership, as well as a form to apply for and instruction on how to join the Society. In February 2016, Montgomery Genealogical Society Member Terry Ingram donated a volume titled The Heritage of Montgomery County, Alabama. The book contains information about various subjects pertaining to Montgomery County. These subjects include: officers and participants of the Montgomery County Heritage group, as well as individuals who helped create the book; history of Montgomery County; communities and towns within Montgomery; historic buildings; businesses; medical; military; civil rights; churches; cemeteries; schools; organizations; arts- theater-events; professional people/public officials; public agencies/institutions; parks and recreation; sports; restaurants; sites, scenes and memories; family stories; tributes, memorials and business advertisements. Ruth Ott, also of the Montgomery Genealogical Society, in February 2016 donated a highway map of Montgomery County created in 2002. The map documents the location of several cemeteries within Montgomery County.
The Newtown Oral History Collection is a collection of oral histories and photographs created at the Newtown Community Center on February 23, 2019. The oral histories center on daily life in Newtown throughout the 1950s and into the1970s. The oral histories in this collection represent how the creators of the collection, those that live or lived in Newtown, view their community and constitute a valuable primary source regarding first-person observations and opinions regarding the Civil Rights Movement. A number of the oral histories in the collection dwell on similar themes, including civil rights, the Civil Rights Movement and how it affected the city. Many of the interviewees also talked about a devastating flood in 1960 that destroyed almost all their possessions. . The photographs depict the interviewees, as well as the event itself.
The Shackleford Family Collection consists of paper-based research files, paper-based photographs, and a CD containing photographs about and depicting Pintlala, Alabama’s Shackleford family. The research files consist of a Pintlala Historical Association newsletter from 2011 focusing on the Shackleford family. The photographs and a scrapbook belonged to Mary Fleta Shackleford, granddaughter of George Shackleford. Most of the photographs appear to date from the late nineteenth century.
The Teague House Collection consists of historical data, documents, and photographs assembled by Robert Gamble that focus on the Teague House in Montgomery, Alabama. Consisting of information about the home from 1823 until 1992, each folder in this collection represents a period in the history of the Teague House. This collection includes research regarding the Owens Period (1847-1853), Ware-Walker Period (1853-1884), Graham Period (1884-1889), Teague Period (1889-1955), and 1955-Present (1992). Throughout the collection Robert Gamble scattered assorted research notes, correspondence, and miscellaneous notes (on title, bibliography, etc.).