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Guide to the Alabama Industrial and Scientific Society records MSS.0038

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

May 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-10-30T19:24-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Alabama Industrial and Scientific Society records

Unit ID:

MSS.0038

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.5 Linear feet (4 volumes)

Dates:

1890-1900

Abstract:

Materials relating to the organization, including: meeting minutes, account books, lists of members and officers, and other items.

creator

Alabama Industrial and Scientific Society.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains the minutes, secretary's account book, treasurer's account book, and mailing list in four volumes of the Alabama Industrical and Scientific Society. The minutes contain a list of members of the society, the constitution and by-laws, and the topics discussed at meetings. Frequent subjects of papers and discussions included: mapping the Cahaba coal fields, the Simon-Carvis method of coking with recovery of by-products, the future of the iron and steel industry in Alabama, the Thomas coking oven, Alabama cokes, Alabama bauxite, the benefits to Alabama from the construction of an isthmian canal, and coal mining in Alabama.

The secretary's account book includes names of members of the society and the annual dues paid by each. The treasurer's account book shows the fees paid by each member and all of the expenditures by the treasurer for the society. The mailing list consists of a long list of newspapers, journals, societies, universities, and companies which received copies of the society's mailings.

Preferred Citation:

Alabama Industrial and Scientific Society records, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Dr. Carmichael, 1946

Biographical/Historical note

An organization of "civil and mining engineers, mine and furnace owners and managers, chemists, metallurgists, geologists, and all others interested in the material progress of the state into a society for the promotion of the scientific examination and discussion of practical everyday affairs," the Alabama Industrical and Scientific Society was founded at the University of Alabama, 11 December 1890. Its officers included Cornelius Wade, C. A. Meissner, Erskine Ramsey, William B. Phillips, Thomas Seddon, F. M. Jackson, T. H. Aldrich, M.C. Wilson, J. H. Fitts, and Eugene Allen Smith.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Processing Information:

Processed by

S. Braden, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012

Source(s)

Account books (rbgenr)

Alabama Black Belt (Local)

Coal mines and mining (lcsh)

Correspondence (aat)

Environment and Conservation (localbroad)

Iron and Steel Industry (Local)

Iron industry and trade - Alabama (lcsh)

Science and Nature (localbroad)

University of Alabama (localbroad)

Alabama Industrial and Scientific Society Box 75