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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Dauphin Island, Alabama, public development papers W.0148

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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

January 2014

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-27T16:20-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Dauphin Island, Alabama, public development papers

Unit ID:

W.0148

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.075 Linear feet

Dates:

1953-1961

Abstract:

Papers and plat maps of real estate developments in Dauphin Island, Alabama, in 1953, 1958, and 1961.

Location:

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

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains real estate development papers, including building restrictions/protective covenants and plat maps, of Dauphin Island, Alabama. The papers cover development pushes in 1953, 1958, and 1961. There is also a price list for the lots in 1953 and an ad for the 1958 Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.

Related Archival Materials note

Southern Alabama Emigration and Development Company letters, A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Access Restrictions:

None

General note

Title on box: A. S. Williams III Americana Collection - Small Collections

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2014

Preferred Citation:

Dauphin Island, Alabama, public development papers, A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Biographical/Historical note

Dauphin Island is a town in Mobile County, Alabama, on a barrier island--also named Dauphin Island--in the Gulf of Mexico. In 1519, the Spanish explorer Alonzo Pineda was the first documented European to visit, staying long enough to map the island with remarkable accuracy. The island's French history began on January 31, 1699, when the explorer Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur D'Iberville, one of the founders of French Louisiana, arrived at Mobile Bay and anchored near the island on his way to explore the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Source(s)

Dauphin Island (Ala.). (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Business (lcsh)

Dauphin Island (Ala.) (lcsh)

Plats (maps) (aat)

Real estate development (lcsh)

Sports, Recreation and Leisure (localbroad)

Papers Box WSC001 Folder W0148.01