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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to "The Federal raid into central Alabama" W.0040

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University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

November 2013

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English

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Collection Title:

"The Federal raid into central Alabama"

Unit ID:

W.0040

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1935 April 3

Location:

The A.S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

Abstract:

Text of a speech presented by James A. Anderson on April 3, 1935, at a meeting of the Kiwanis club of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, commemorating the seventieth anniversary of Union raids in Selma, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa.

creator

Anderson, James Austin, 1871-1941

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A.S. Williams III, 2010

General note

Title on spine of volume: The Federal Raid into Central Alabama - Anderson - Tuscaloosa: 1935

Preferred Citation:

"The Federal raid into central Alabama," The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Related Archival Materials note

A collection of Anderson's personal papers is housed in the W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library. See James Austin Anderson papers, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

In addition, the Division of Special Collections holds numerous other sources relating to the Union attack on The University of Alabama. Please contact Special Collections staff for more information.

Biographical/Historical note

James Austin Anderson was born on April 6, 1871, in Jackson, Tennessee. In 1898, he was employed as a Geological Museum assistant at The University of Alabama. In 1905, he founded the University of Alabama Supply Store, which he managed until his retirement in 1941. In addition to serving as the store manager, Anderson was appointed University postmaster in 1908. An amateur historian, Anderson spent much of his spare time researching Alabama history. In honor of his contributions, Anderson received an honorary doctorate of literature in 1931 and was named the first university archivist in May 1941. He died on July 26, 1941.

Source: James Austin Anderson papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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Scope and Contents note

This twenty-two page manuscript is the text of a speech presented by James A. Anderson on April 3, 1935, at a meeting of the Kiwanis club of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, commemorating the seventieth anniversary of Union raids in Selma, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa. In the speech, Anderson discusses the raids of Selma and Montgomery led by General James H. Wilson and the capture of Tuscaloosa and the destruction of The University of Alabama by Brigadier General John T. Croxton.

Source(s)

University of Alabama. (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Alabama--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 (lcsh)

Civil War (localbroad)

Speeches (aat)

Tuscaloosa (Ala.) (lcsh)

University of Alabama (localbroad)

War and Military (localbroad)

Speech Volume W0040.01