Collection The Shackleford Family Collection - The Shackleford Family Collection

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US US-almoca The Shackleford Family Collection


The Shackleford Family Collection


  • ca. 1779 – 1923 ca. 1870s-2011 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

The Shackleford Family Collection consist of 1 box measuring 1 cubic foot.

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Archival history

The Shackleford collection was in the possession of Mark L. Fennel until their transfer to the Montgomery County Archives in 2011.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The Shackleford family collection was offered to the Montgomery County Archives (MCA) as a gift from Mark L. Fennel in April of 2011. MCA acquired the collection in May of the same year.

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Scope and content

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.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

The Montgomery County Archives’ mission statement notes that the MCA collects non-government records related to Montgomery County Alabama, as long as they pertain to the history of Montgomery County. One item will be removed from this collection, a book titled The Recording Angel. The book will be deaccessioned because it is not an original, unique item. Many libraries have The Recording Angel in their collections. The MCA offered the book to Mark L. Fennel, the collection donor. The MCA is awaiting a response from Mr. Fennel. Until a response is received, the book will not be removed.


No further accruals are expected with this collection.

System of arrangement

This collection is organized into two series:
Series I: Research Files

Series II: Photographs
• Sub-Series I: Scrapbooks

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Conditions governing access

Collection is open for access.

Conditions governing reproduction

It is presumed corporate and individual copyrights have been retained by copyright owners. Copyright restrictions apply. Users of materials should seek necessary permissions from the copyright holders to comply with U.S. copyright laws.

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  • English

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Physical copy could be found at Montgomery County Archives.

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