McConnell Collection

  
Miscellaneous historic facts and information
SF10 D4 Folder 1

Correspondence with IRS dealing with exemption status/1984 (includes financial records)

Item 1:    Consent Fixing Period of Limitation Upon Assessment of Tax Under Section 4940 of the Internal Revenue Code (Form 872-C) dated March 8, 1984

Item 2:    Letter dated March 8, 1984, to the IRS in Atlanta, Ga., from John D. Lavender, treasurer of the Sumter County Historical and Preservation Society, regarding Form 872-C

Item 3:    Handwritten note of expenditures dated 1983

Item 4:    Letter dated March 30, 1984, to the SCHPS from Michael J. Murphy, district director of the IRS in Atlanta, Ga., returning an incomplete application for recognition of exemption from federal income tax; attached is a checklist for needed information

Item 5:    Letter dated April 4, 1984, in reply to Item 4 above from Marcus E. McConnell Jr., attorney in Livingston, Ala.; attached are two copies of a document showing the SCHPS’s 1982 income and expense, 1983 income and expense, 1984 income and expense, and savings account information showing interest income

Item 6:    Letter dated May 24, 1984, to Loretta Hamilton, exempt organization specialist with the IRS in Atlanta, Ga., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr., attorney in Livingston, Ala., regarding the SCHPS tax-exempt status

Item 7:    Letter dated May 24, 1984, to Loretta Hamilton, exempt organization specialist with the IRS in Atlanta, Ga., from J. D. Lavender, treasurer of the SCHPS, regarding Hamilton’s communication dated May 14, 1984; the letter answers a questionnaire sent by Hamilton

Item 8:    Document entitled “Contributions to Sumter County Historical and Preservation Society between 4-15-82 and 12-31-83”

Item 9:    Two copies of a letter dated May 14, 1984, to the SCHPS from Loretta Hamilton, exempt organization specialist for the IRS in Atlanta, Ga., regarding status for the society; attached is an Exempt Organization-Additional Information Request form with a handwritten questionnaire

Item 10: Letter dated June 4, 1984, to the SCHPS from Loretta Hamilton, exempt organization agent with the IRS in Atlanta, Ga., regarding status of the society

Item 11: Court document dated July 12, 1984, listing SCHPS contributions between April 15, 1982, and Dec. 31, 1983

Item 12: Letter dated July 12, 1984, to Loretta Hamilton, exempt organization specialist for the IRS in Atlanta, Ga., from SCHPS Treasurer J. D. Lavender regarding an application for exempt status

Item 13: Letter dated June 15, 1984, to the SCHPS from Loretta Hamilton, exempt organization specialist for the IRS in Atlanta, Ga., regarding the society’s status with attachment outlining additional information needed

Item 14: Letter dated July 10, 1984, to the SCHPS from Loretta Hamilton, exempt organization specialist for the IRS in Atlanta, Ga., regarding an application for tax exemption

Item 15: Letter dated July 22, 1974, to the State of Alabama Department of Revenue, Sales Tax Division, in Montgomery, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding the society’s sales tax number

Item 16: Pamphlet entitled “The Newsletter,” dated March 1977, published by the Alabama Department of Revenue, Sales & Use Tax Division

Item 17: State of Alabama Department of Revenue Sales Tax Return (white form)

Item 18: State of Alabama Department of Revenue Sales Tax Return (green form)

Item 19: Livingston Sales Tax Return (blue form)

Item 20: Letter dated Aug. 30, 1984, from Michael J. Murphy, district director of the IRS in Atlanta, Ga., regarding Form 990 and notifying the SCHPS of status with attached photocopy of same

Item 21: Application for Recognition of Exemption (Package 1023)

 

SF10 D4 Folder 2

Spratt’s The History of Livingston

Item 1:    Bookmarker for Poems Written About Sumter County During World War I, author unknown, courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Lavendar of Livingston, Ala.

Item 2:    Letter dated May 16, 1989, to SCHPS Treasurer John D. Lavender from Marcus E. McConnell Jr., attorney in Livingston, Ala., with attached copy of a check for book sales since Jan. 1, 1986

Item 3:    Letter dated Nov. 1, 1989, to John D. Lavender from Marcus E. McConnell with photocopy of a check for a book sale

Item 4:    Letter dated Jan. 3, 1990, to John D. Lavender from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding a book sale

Item 5:    Letter dated March 23, 1990, to John Lavender from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding a book sale

Item 6:    Letter dated Jan. 14, 1991, to John Lavender from Marcus E. McConnell regarding a book sale with photocopy of a check

Item 7:    Letter dated Jan. 31, 1991, to John Lavender from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding a book sale with photocopy of a check

Item 8:    Letter dated April 18, 1991, to John Lavender from Marcus E. McConnell regarding a book sale with photocopy of a check

Item 9:    Letter dated June 28, 1991, to John Lavender from Marcus E. McConnell regarding a book sale

Item 10: Letter dated July 8, 1991, to John Lavender from Marcus E. McConnell regarding a book sale

Item 11: Letter dated Oct. 4, 1991, to John Lavender from Marcus E. McConnell regarding a book sale

Item 12: Invoice dated March 23, 1987, to the City of Livingston from the SCHPS for book sales in the amount of $40.00

Item 13: Handwritten letter dated Aug. 19, 1981, to Marcus McConnell from Fannie M. Blake regarding a book sale

Item 14: Letter dated Aug. 13, 1981, to Jennie Flippo of Wheeler Basin Regional Library in Decatur, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. with attached invoices for the sale of two books

Item 15: Letter dated Aug. 4, 1981, to Marcus E. McConnell from Jennie Flippo, Acquisitions Librarian at Wheeler Basin Regional Library in Decatur, Ala., ordering two copies of the book with attached response dated Aug. 6, 1981, from McConnell to Flippo

Item 16: Letter dated Oct. 24, 1979, to Mrs. L. L. Goggins of Epes, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. with copy of a check for book sales since November 1977

Item 17: Letter dated Aug. 30, 1978, to Inez Evans of Kinai, Alaska, from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding Spratt’s book with handwritten reply from Evans at the bottom, requesting a copy of the book

Item 18: Letter dated April 1, 1978, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from Jerry D. Dennis of Houston, Tex., requesting a copy of Spratt’s book

Item 19: Deposit slip to McMillan & Co. Bankers of Livingston, Ala., dated Dec. 7, 1977

Item 20: Charge slip from McMillan & Co. Bankers of Livingston, Ala., dated Dec. 7, 1977, listing an erroneous deposit

Item 21: Letter dated Nov. 30, 1977, to Mrs. L. L. Goggans of Epes, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding a check for book sales

Item 22: Mobile Public Library purchase order dated Aug. 30, 1977, with attached SCHPS record of two books mailed

Item 23: Handwritten letter dated Aug. 5, 1977, from Nell T. Boersma of Baton Rouge, La., requesting two books

Item 24: Handwritten letter dated July 21, 1977, from Louise Smith Wedgeworth of Mobile, Ala., requesting a book

Item 25: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1977, from Louise Smith Wedgeworth of Mobile, Ala., requesting pricing information for the book with attached reply from Marcus E. McConnell dated July 19, 1977

Item 26: Handwritten letter dated Nov. 23, 1975, from Robert S. McKnight Jr. requesting a book

Item 27: Letter dated Jan. 12, 1976, from historian Robert S. Gamble on letterhead of the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, requesting a book

Item 28: Letter dated March 22, 1978, to Mrs. L. L. Goggans of Epes, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding a check for book sales

Item 29: Invoice from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. to the Public Library of Anniston & Calhoun County in Anniston, Ala., for one book with attached purchase order from the library

Item 30: Letter dated April 23, 1976, from Mary Virginia Brown of The Book-Keepers Inc. in Birmingham, Ala., regarding the return of five books due to the closing of the bookstore; attached is a reply to Brown from McConnell dated May 10, 1976

Item 31: Handwritten lists of people or businesses who have purchased books or have picked up books to be purchased with dates, addresses, and number of books purchased/ordered

Item 32: Letter dated April 28, 1977, to Father Cate of Gainesville, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. requesting remittance for one book purchase

Item 33: Handwritten note to send a book to Annie Hoyt Evans in Birmingham, Ala.

Item 34: Handwritten letter dated April 26, 1977, to the Sumter County Clerk from Gladys Curry of Fairhope, Ala., requesting purchase information with attached reply dated May 2, 1977, to Curry from Marcus E. McConnell

Item 35: Warrant/Voucher from the Alabama Department of Finance, State Comptroller, for the purchase of one book by the Alabama Archives and History Department

Item 36: City of Livingston Sales Tax Return for January 1977 (four copies)

Item 37: Business license, dated Aug. 1, 1974, issued by the Alabama Department of Revenue for the Sumter County Historical Society

Item 38: Letter dated Aug. 30, 1989, to John D. Lavender of Livingston, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. with copy of a check for a book sale

Item 39: Letter dated Aug. 16, 1989, to John D. Lavender of Livingston, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. with copy of a check for a book sale

Item 40: Letter dated Sept. 13, 1974, from Franklin S. Moseley of the Greene County Historical Society regarding the purchase of two books

Item 41: Handwritten letter dated July 17, 1974, from Dr. Ralph M. Lyon, regarding a copy of a “‘History of Livingston’ which contains material not available elsewhere”

Item 42: Letter dated March 29, 1974, from Ralph A. Stilwell of Los Angeles, Calif., regarding Jacob Horn and Sumter County descendents; attached is a corrected photocopy of same

Item 43: Letter dated Jan. 18, 1974, to James F. Sulzby Jr. of Birmingham, Ala., from McConnell asking advice as to number of copies to be published

Item 44: Handwritten sales tally

Item 45: Publishing quote dated Jan. 7, 1974, from Oxmoor Press in Birmingham, Ala., with attached photocopy of same

 

SF10 D4 Folder 3

Articles of Incorporation, Constitutions, and By-Laws

Item 1:   Letter dated Jan. 20, 1982, to Mr. Lavender, Mr. McConnell, and Mrs. Stegall from Jim Pate regarding a draft of the constitution and by-laws of the SCHPS

Item 2:    Three drafts of the SCHPS constitution and by-laws

Item 3:    Articles of Incorporation of the Sumter Co. Historical and Preservation Society

Item 4:    Sumter County Certificate of Incorporation for the Sumter County Historical Society

Item 5:    Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation for the SCHPS dated July 12, 1984 (four copies)

Item 6:    Letter dated July 19, 1985, to Kaye Kiker from McConnell regarding a proposed amendment to the Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws

Item 7:    Proposed amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of the Sumter County Historical and Preservation Society

Item 8:    Letter dated April 28, 1982, to Charles Munoz of Cuba, Ala., from McConnell regarding the Constitution and By-Laws

Item 9:    Articles of Incorporation of the Sumter County Preservation Society

Item 10: Organizing Member Roster of the SCHPS (four copies)

Item 11: Constitution of the Sumter Co. Historical Society (two copies)

Item 12: “Local Groups” form with the SCHPS information completed, dated March 24, 1972, with the Alabama Historical Commission’s return address

Item 13: Letter dated March 20, 1972, to the Alabama Historical Commission’s Board of Advisors from W. Warner Floyd on Alabama Historical Commission letterhead, regarding updating the Board of Advisor’s list

Item 14: Certificate of Incorporation for the Sumter County Historical Society

Item 15: Letter dated March 20, 1971, from H. E. Sterkx, president of the Alabama Historical Commission, regarding the executive committee

Item 16: By-Laws of Landmarks Foundation of the Sumter Co. Historical Society

Item 17: Articles of Incorporation of Landmarks Foundation of the Sumter Co. Historical Society (four copies)

Item 18: By-Laws of Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery, Inc.

Item 19: Constitution of the Sumter Co. Historical Society (draft)

Item 20: By-Laws of the Landmarks Foundation of the Sumter Co. Historical Society dated May 2, 1969

Item 21: HB504 providing that the executive director of the Alabama Historical Commission be appointed by the governor

Item 22: Articles of Incorporation of the Sumter County Preservation Society

 

SF10 D4 Folder 4

Resolutions

Item 1:    Resolution thanking many people for their help in “promoting and making possible the Centennial Observance of the Parole of General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s troops at Gainesville, Alabama” (two copies)

Item 2:    Resolution thanking Frank Parham of Gainesville, Ala., for his assistance in the Centennial Observance of the Parole of General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s troops at Gainesville (two copies)

Item 3:    Resolution thanking Col. Joseph L. Peterson of Livingston State College for his assistance in the Centennial Observance of the Parole of General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s troops at Gainesville (two copies)

Item 4:    Letter dated April 26, 1965, to Mrs. A. E. Ramsay of Sumterville, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding a resolution given to the Sumter County Board of Commissioners with two attached copies of the resolution thanking the commissioners for their assistance in the Centennial Observance of the Parole of General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s troops at Gainesville

Item 5:    Resolution of The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama thanking Jefferson Jackson Coleman of Livingston, Ala., for his service and wishing him a good retirement; attached is another copy of the resolution that appears to serve as a program for the ceremony in that there are typed notes about unveiling his portrait, etc.

Item 6:    Covered Bridge Resolution passed Nov. 14, 1967

Item 7:    Resolution In Memoriam for the kind and gracious lives of Julia Prater Killingsworth and Andrew E. Ramsey, two charter members of the society

 

SF10 D4 Folder 5

Bank Records and Receipts

Item 1:    Five documents dealing with the purchase of a 7’ alucrete post from Sewah Studios on or about Aug. 5, 1981

Item 2:    Receipt from Samuel A. Massingill, Probate Judge, Sumter County, for amendment to Articles

Item 3:    Booklet of carbon copies of bank deposit slips for the Sumter Co. Historical Society Special Account at McMillan & Company Bankers in Livingston, Ala.

Item 4:    First Alabama Bank statement of account for the Sumter County Historical Society Special Account, closing date Sept. 21, 1987

Item 5:    Shipping document dated March 2, 1966, from Hall Motor Express for delivery from Sewash Studio of a historical marker and an alucrete post

Item 6:    Shipping document dated Feb. 22, 1966, from the O.K. Trucking Company for delivery from Sewash Studio of a historical marker and an alucrete post

Item 7:    Shipping document dated Feb. 24, 1966, from Hall Motor Express for delivery from Sewash Studio of a historical marker and an alucrete post

Item 8:    Shipping document dated Feb. 18, 1966, from the O.K. Trucking Company for delivery from Sewash Studio of a historical marker and an alucrete post

Item 9:    Shipping document dated Aug. 10, 1972, from the Bell Transfer Co. Inc. for delivery from Sewash Studio of a historical marker and an alucrete post

Item 10: Shipping document dated Aug. 2, 1972, from the O.K. Trucking Company for delivery from Sewash Studio of a historical marker and an alucrete post

 

SF10 D4 Folder 6

Family Inquiries/Correspondence

Item 1:    Letter dated Dec. 13, 1989, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from William David Cockrell of Waynesboro, Va., regarding the Spratt and Cockrell families with attached reply from McConnell to Cockrell dated Dec. 19, 1989

Item 2:    Letter dated Oct. 10, 1967, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from Margaret B. Wrenn of Sumterville, Ala., relating information about a school in the Bethel Chapel vicinity

Item 3:    Letter dated June 14, 1968, to the Historical Society from Mrs. Woodrow Fox of Shreveport, La., regarding the covered bridge between York and Livingston

Item 4:    Letter dated April 19, 1964, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from Elizabeth B. Stegall thanking him for a tribute to Nelle

Item 5:    Letter dated June 22, 1980, from Robert B. Butler of Staunton, Va., requesting information on religious affiliation of three political leaders who served in Congress in the 1830s, ‘40s and ‘50s; attached are slips of paper bearing the leaders’ names and dates

Item 6:    Photocopy of a telegram dated Sept. 11, 1974, to Jeff Coleman from Gerald R. Ford, postmarked Washington D.C. and regarding Coleman’s service and dedication to the University of Alabama

Item 7:    Letter dated May 18, 1981, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from Calvin C. Ramsey of Waterloo, Iowa, regarding the Bartlett Yancey Ramsey family with attached reply dated June 2, 1981, to Ramsey from McConnell

Item 8:    Handwritten letter dated Aug. 5, 1978, to the Sumter County Clerk from Inez Evans of Kinai, Alaska, regarding the genealogy of her family with attached reply dated Aug. 30, 1978, to Evans from Marcus E. McConnell Jr.

 

SF10 D4 Folder 7

Minutes of meetings

Item 1:    Handwritten notes dated June 27 (no year), listing members, committee chairmen, board of directors elected in 1982, and officers

Item 2:    Minutes from the June 27, 1985, meeting

Item 3:    Handwritten miscellaneous notes (undated) of credentials, markers, plans for July meeting, etc.

Item 4:    Alabama Historical Commission proposed budget for 1969-70 and 1970-71

Item 5:    Letter dated Feb. 21, 1969, to members of the Alabama Historical Commission Board of Advisors and others interested in historic preservation from W. Warner Floyd, executive director of the Alabama Historical Commission, requesting help getting key legislators to appropriate needed operational and project funds

Item 6:    Report of nominating committee of Sumter County Historical Society officers, 1981

Item 7:    Memorandum dated July 15, 1980, from Marvin L. Harper, chairman of the Alabama Historical Commission Board of Advisors, to the board members regarding the Alabama Historical Commission’s annual meeting, scheduled for July 25-26

Item 8:    Time sheet for donated services for Mary G. Jones dated Jan. 23, 1979, and signed by William B. Stuart, president

Item 9:    Time sheet for donated services for M. E. McConnell Jr. dated Jan. 23, 1979, and signed by William B. Stuart

 

SF10 D4 Folder 8

Programs, announcements, invitations, etc.

Item 1:    Envelope bearing the printed Livingston, Ala., address of Mrs. M. E. McConnell

Item 2:    Invitation to the first showing of the newly restored Gainesville Bank dated June 28, 1970

Item 3:    Program for The Evening Worship at Gainesville Presbyterian Church dated Oct. 25, 1964

Item 4:    Biographical information for William Tartt Mellen dated April 24, 1988

Item 5:    Program for the Alabama Historical Association’s 36th Annual Meeting dated April 22-23, 1983

Item 6:    Script for Rabbits, Roosters ‘N Rascals: The Founding of Sumter Co., A Reader’s Theatre Production by Linda H. Timberlake, adapted by Suzanne McGahey, dated Oct. 21, 1982

Item 7:    Monograph – Decoration Services Address Delivered Before the Columbus Cemetery Assn. and Shropshire-Upton Chapter, U.D.C., April 28th, 1901, by J.R. Wooten, Esq., printed at Office of Colorado Citizen in Columbus, Tex., in 1901, reprinted in 1966

Item 8:    Pamphlet – Port Epes: Hub of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, published by the Industrial Development Board of Sumter County

Item 9:    Typed account of the Cokes Chapel Reunion

Item 10: Memo from Joseph C.P. Turner, Chairman of the Pilgrimage Committee of the Marengo County Historical Society, regarding the 150th anniversary of the founding of Demopolis, Ala., in 1817

Item 11: Program for the Alabama Historical Association’s 21st Annual Meeting dated April 26-27, 1968

Item 12: Photocopy of a pamphlet entitled “Fort Tombecbee: 1735-1813” printed by Duplicating Services, Livingston State College, Livingston, Ala., 1967

Item 13: Memo regarding the Alabama Historical Association’s Annual Meeting, April 22-23, 1966

Item 14: Memo regarding the Alabama Historical Association’s Annual Meeting, April 24-25, 1964

Item 15: Letter dated Sept. 27, 1963, to James F. Sulzby Jr. of Birmingham, Ala., inquiring about a sample constitution for county organizations by which to model the S.C.H.S. constitution

Item 16: Document listing registration information for Livingston Female Academy in 1840 with attached photocopy of same and attached handwritten copy of same

Item 17: Typed program notes for a presentation in honor of Jefferson J. Coleman of the University of Alabama

Item 18: Marengo County Historical Society newsletter dated September 1974

Item 19: Monograph – Places of Historical Interest in Alabama published by the Alabama Historical Commission

Item 20: Letter dated March 15, 1973, from George M. Faulk, coordinator for conference activities for the 2nd Annual Heritage Forum at the University of Alabama, April 11-12, 1973, regarding the event

Item 21: Pamphlet entitled “Old Covered Bridge” with drawings and historical information compiled by Judy Tillman, published by Duplicating Services, Livingston State College, 1978

Item 22: Invitation to the unveiling and dedication of the historical marker near the Old Covered Bridge on the Livingston University Campus, dated Oct. 8, 1972

Item 23: Memo to pharmacists, librarians, historians, and friends regarding the editing of a book of Alabama pharmacy memorabilia from James Kuykendall, chairman of the Alabama Pharmaceutical Association in Birmingham, Ala., with handwritten note from Kuykendall to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. on the bottom, dated Dec. 14, 1972

Item 24: Envelope addressed to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from J. R. Kuykendall, Fort Payne, Ala., dated Aug. 21, 1972

Item 25: Preservation Report of the Alabama Historical Commission dated December 1971

Item 26: Preservation Report of the Alabama Historical Commission dated March 1971

Item 27: Pamphlet entitled “The Murphy House” (located in Montgomery, Ala.)

Item 28: Memo regarding the Alabama Historical Association’s 24th Annual Meeting, April 23-24, 1971

Item 29: Preservation Report of the Alabama Historical Commission dated August 1971

Item 30: Preservation Report of the Alabama Historical Commission dated February 1971

Item 31: Newsletter of the Alabama Historical Commission dated January 1971

Item 32: Newsletter of the Alabama Historical Commission dated December 1970

Item 33: Newsletter of the Alabama Historical Commission dated October 1970

Item 34: Newsletter of the Alabama Historical Commission dated September 1970

Item 35: Alabama Historical Commission Announcement of 1970 Pilgrimage

Item 36: Memo dated July 8, 1970, regarding the Alabama Historical Commission’s 3rd Annual Meeting, July 13, 1970

Item 37: Letter dated July 8, 1970, to Mrs. Alvin M. Jackson of Livingston, Ala., from W. Warner Floyd of the Alabama Historical Commission regarding her husband’s receiving the Distinguished Service Award

Item 38: Memo regarding the Alabama Historical Association’s 23rd Annual Meeting, April 24-25, 1970

Item 39: Account of the Fall quarterly meeting of the Sumter County Historical Society (no year listed)

Item 40: Alabama Historical Commission announcement dated Sept. 15, 1969, regarding the Commission’s 12th Annual Fall Pilgrimage

Item 41: Program for the Alabama Historical Commission’s 2nd Annual Meeting, March 31, 1969

Item 42: Memo regarding the Alabama Historical Association’s 22nd Annual Meeting, May 2-3, 1969

Item 43: Monograph – Location and Classification and Dates of Military Events in Alabama, 1861-1865, an official publication by the Alabama Civil War Centennial Commission, Volume 23, 1961

Item 44: Pamphlet entitled “Historic Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama”

Item 45: Program for the Dedicatory Services of the United States Post Office at Gainesville, Ala., dated April 15, 1962, with attached photocopy of same

Item 46: Pamphlet entitled “Gulf Coast Gallery” (located in Mobile, Ala.) featuring thumbnails of covered bridge paintings

Item 47: Program for the Alabama Historical Association’s 29th Annual Meeting dated April 39-May1, 1976

Item 48: Pamphlet entitled “Historic Demopolis”

Item 49: Program for “Heritage Celebration: Pride in America,” April 6-20, 1975, in Tuscaloosa, Northport, and University, Alabama, presented by the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society

Item 50: Pamphlet entitled “The Chattahoochee Trace”

Item 51: Monograph – Great Documents of America, copyright 1968 by The Reader’s Digest Association Inc.

Item 52: Pamphlet entitled “Mobile’s Historic Homes Tour,” March 14-23, 1975

Item 53: Pamphlet for Mound State Park in Moundville, Ala.

Item 54: Pamphlet entitled “Eufaula Pilgrimage,” April 4-7, 1974

Item 55: Pre-publication announcement for A Connecticut Yankee in Early Alabama, a collection of Juliet Bestor Coleman’s letters, from the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Alabama

Item 56: Handwritten card dated Aug. 20, 1972, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from Jim Kuydendall regarding information on the Scruggs family and Dr. Gilmore’s office

Item 57: Letter dated Feb. 2, 1979, to Alabamians from Warren S. McEachern, chairman of the Historical Restorations Committee of the American Legion, Department of Alabama, in Montgomery, Ala., regarding the Alabama Registry of Military Heritage with attached Registry form and directions for completing Registry

Item 58: Letter dated Nov. 5, 1977, from Margaret McCall, 1978 Pilgrimage Chairman for the Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society, regarding the 3rd Annual Historic Pilgrimage March 31-April 1, 1978

Item 59: Newsletter of the Alabama Historical Commission dated Oct. 20, 1978

Item 60: Marengo County Historical Society newsletter dated February 1976

Item 61: Letter dated Nov. 11, 1975, to the Sumter County Historical Society from Nancy N. Holmes, a preservation consultant in Mobile, Ala., offering services

Item 62: Program for the Alabama Historical Association’s 17th Annual Pilgrimage, dated Oct. 19, 1974, in Gainesville, Ala.

Item 63: Preservation Report of the Alabama Historical Commission dated October-November, 1975

Item 64: Marengo County Historical Society newsletter dated February 1975

Item 65: Newsletter dated October 1974 from the Alabama Library Association regarding needed out-of-print Alabama books with attached order form

Item 66: Document entitled “Little Doc’s ‘Ambulance’” including a letter from the Office of the President at the University of Alabama regarding restoring Dr. Eugene Allen Smith’s wagon

Item 67: Program for the dedication of the John G. Cullman House in Cullman, Ala., dated Aug. 31, 1975

Item 68: Letter dated Aug. 22, 1975, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from Eulis W. King, Chairman of the Cullman County Museum Board, regarding the dedication of the John G. Cullman House in Cullman, Ala.

Item 69: Marengo County Historical Society newsletter dated September 1975

Item 70: Flyer for the Canebrake Antique Show and Sale dated Sept. 25-27 (no year listed)

 

SF10 D4 Folder 9

Item 1:   Mid to late fifties newspaper clipping, bearing miscellaneous notes on the election of Livingston Methodist Youth Fellowship officers, Livingston State College news and events, and a brief history of judgeships in the 7th Judicial Circuit of Alabama

Item 2:    Undated four-paged document by Ralph M. Lyon, with assistance from Elizabeth Stegall, Marcus McConnell, Jud Arrington, Eltie Haynie, and Nat Reed, which details significant facts about Sumter County and Livingston, Alabama (Important people, events, years, etc)

Item 3:     A biographical sketch of Judge Samuel H. Sprott, a leading member of the Sumter County Historical Society, which was taken from the “Memorial Record of Alabama” Vol. 2, dated 1893

Item 4:   Three papers, one of which is the revised copy of the “Indian Names of Sumter County, Alabama and a Few Others” Briefly describes the use of the Choctaw Indian language in the development of Sumter County location names.

Item 5:   Bethel Presbyterian Church of Sumterville, Alabama minutes, dated September 22, 1835 by Nelle Morris Jenkins, regarding the organization of a Presbyterian Church three miles west of Sumterville. Also lists the names of charter members of the church

Item 6:   Two-paged document containing a list of the Alabama Senate Finance and Taxation Committee members and their addresses and a list of the Alabama House Ways and Means Committee members and their addresses (includes Rep. Ira D. Pruitt of Sumter County) No available date

Item 7:   Affidavit, dated March 8, 1919, regarding Col. T. b. Wetmore’s dog named Carlo. Affidavit is signed by a list of witnesses and is certified by Sumter County Probate Judge, P. B. Jarman. All attest that Carlo, the dog, died of complications from eating glass

Item 8:   Land deed erected between Mrs. J. W. Epes and the Alabama Society of the Colonial Dames of America, dated March 14, 1913, with attached land survey

Item 9:   Two-paged document entitled “Outstanding Men and Women of Sumter County, briefly describes twenty famous residents of Sumter County

Item 10: Letter dated November 1, 1972 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. of the S. C. H. S. to Mr. Joseph S. Knight of the Alabama-Tombigbee Rivers Regional Planning and Development Commission, written in response to a “No Show” meeting that had been scheduled by Mr. Knight

Item 11: Letter dated August 2, 1971 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. of the SCHC to Miss Janice Hand of the State Historic Commission with attached document containing information about the Sumter County Courthouse and a list of the Building Committee members

Item 12: Document with no known date, containing a list of Historical Interest in the Sumter County area

Item 13: Letter dated October 6, 1970 from W. Warner Floyd to Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. requesting information about significant historic landmarks and sites that extended along the path of construction for the I-59 highway

Item 14: Letter dated September 16, 1970 from W. Warner Floyd to Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. requesting information about significant historic landmarks and sites that extended along the path of road construction linking Marengo and Sumter counties

Item 15: Deed dated December 23, 1923 between Mr. Gray Ellis and his wife, Mrs. Fanny M. Ellis of Gainesville, Alabama and the United Daughters of the Confederacy (Alabama Division) The Ellis’ made a land sell in the amount of 50 dollars (Deed was taken from Deed book 40, page 40)

Item 16: Letter dated April 9, 1969 from William E. Gilbert to Mr. Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. Letter is in response to the letter sent to Mr. Gilbert by Mr. McConnell on April 7th, in which biographical info about Mr. Gilbert was requested

Item 17: A list of inscriptions on the headstones at the Gaston Gulley Cemetery, no available date of development given, author known simply as, Nancy

Item 18: Two note cards with a miscellaneous list of significant land transactions, building erections, home erections, and settlers in Sumterville (dates range from the mid to 1830’s to the mid 1840’s)

Item 19: Two sketched maps (copies) of Patton’s Hill (Sumterville) in 1844

Item 20: Envelope with no postmark date from Mr. Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to the Alabama Historical Commission containing an original newspaper clipping and photocopy of a historical sketch of the town of Gaston (Sumter County) entitled “Gaston, the Forgotten City, at One Time a Thriving Town,” which were sent to Mr. McConnell in a smaller envelope postmarked May 7, 1974 by Nancy Ezell

Item 21: Photocopied news article from the Birmingham News dated September 10, 1978 in regards to the investigative probe by Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley into the Alabama Historical Commission’s firing of eleven-year executive director, Warner Floyd

Item 22: Document listing the names and terms of Judges of Probate in Sumter County, Alabama (1832-1953)

Item 23: Two-paged article excerpt taken from MacMillian Bloedel, Inc. Entitled, “Ancient Bladon Springs Flows On,” it describes the development of the area of Bladon Springs (Choctaw County, AL) into a nationally recognized “health spa” and “watering place” during the 1800’s

Item 24: Letter dated July 12, 1975 from Mr. Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to the Director of Alumni Affairs, University of Alabama, requesting information about the first football team of UA, Attached to the letter is a portrait of the first team and a two-paged reference about the first team, possibly part of a reply made to the request for information

Item 25: One-paged sketch of Evan Frank Allison and this deeds as a conservationist

Item 26: Two-paged list of State Executive Offices (pg 29 taken from the Alabama Official and Statistical Registrar 1911) (pg 37 taken from the Alabama Official and Statistical Registrar 1923)

Item 27: Excerpts from page 1790 of the Dictionary of Alabama Biography on the lives of G. N. Winslett, Anthony Winston, and John A. Winston

Item 28: Document dated August 28, 1975 from B. B. Williamson, County Extension Chairman to Honorable, M. E. McConnell, regarding a listing of Sumter County Firsts (Four-pages)

Item 29: Three note cards, with source information given, of significant information regarding the first state contribution of financial aid for female education 

 

SF10 D4 Folder 10

Folder 10: Historic Writings

Item 1:    Photocopy of The Story of Siloam: A History of the Church by Judge Wilbur E. Dearman, Volume 1, June 1963

Item 2:    Sumter County Historical-Preservation Society’s 150 Years: Sumter County, 1832-1982: A Bibliography of Writings about Sumter County, Alabama, and its People by Dr. Ralph M. Lyon

Item 3:    Spiral bound photocopy of Winston Grave Yard by Ruby Pickens Tartt with handwritten note by Alvin M. Jackson on back inside cover, dated July 17, 1968

Item 4: Alabama’s Aboriginal Rock Art by Bart Henson and John Martz, copyright 1979 by the Alabama Historical Commission with attached note from the Commission

Item 5:    Photocopy of “Old Warsaw,” a talk by Frank L. Grove Sr. before the Sumter County Historical Society in Shady Grove Methodist Church in Warsaw, Ala., July 28, 1968

Item 6:    Photocopy of “Memoir of Admiral Semmes – Late C.S.N. Commander of the Immortal Alabama” (undated, no author listed) with attached envelope

Item 7:    Two copies of “Alabama’s Covered Bridges” by W. Warner Floyd, executive director of the Alabama Historical Commission

Item 8:    Letter dated Aug. 18, 1953, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from Judge Wilbur E. Dearman listing Judges of Probate of Sumter County and terms of office from 1833 to 1953

Item 9:    Two photocopies of “Old Fort Tombecbee,” a paper presented by Nelle Morris Jenkins of Emelle, Ala., (research done by Jenkins and Dr. William Baker Flowers of the University of Alabama) at the Nov. 7, 1963, meeting of the Sumter County Historical Society; Jenkins dedicated the paper to the memory of Mrs. Thomas F. Seale Sr., and handwritten notes appear on both copies

Item 10: “Old Fort Tombecbee” by Elaine Stafford and Diane Norman, based on the paper presented by Nelle M. Jenkins at the November 1963 meeting of the Sumter County Historical Society

Item 11: Two copies of the Fort Tombecbee deed dated March 28, 1973 (at the point when the property was deeded to the university)

Item 12: Photocopy of “History of Cuba” by Jack Vaughan with attached index

Item 13: Photocopy of “James Thomas Praytor” (undated, no author listed)

Item 14: Photocopy of the 1st draft of the “History of the Allison Lumber Company” by Florence S. Batson

Item 15: Document entitled “State of Alabama: Alabama Historical Commission” containing information about the Commission and its boards and affiliates

Item 16: Document reprinted from the Alabama Architect entitled “Historical

Preservation by Alabama” by Milo B. Howard

Item 17: February 22, 1969, issue of The Tuscaloosa News; on the front page is a story entitled “Historical Society Does Not Have Funds To Restore Oldest Bank” regarding the Sumter County Historical Society’s attempts to restore Alabama’s oldest bank building

Item 18: Photocopy of a story in the April 14, 1974, issue of Family Weekly entitled “Small Town Life in America: Is the U.S. Losing Something Important?” by Alistair Cooke

Item 19: Photocopy from the “Luttrell” section of Notable Southern Families, Volume I, compiled by Zella Armstrong, published by The Lookout Publishing Co. in Chattanooga, Tenn., with handwritten notes attached

Item 20: Photocopy of “Indians, Troops Used Magic Powers” by Charles Tinnin, dated Oct. 21, 1973, with “Meridian Harold” and “Meridian, Mississippi” typed beneath the title and author’s name

Item 21: Photocopy of a mid- to late-1950s newspaper clipping bearing miscellaneous notes on the election of Livingston Methodist Youth Fellowship officers and a brief history of judgeships of the 7th Judicial Circuit

Item 22: Photocopy of “Day by Day” by Lilian B. Trudell, 1915; at the top of the first full page is this note, “This is a true story written by Mrs. Lilian B. Trudell and her husband Nelson Joseph Trudell in a 1914 Model B Buick [Roadster] driven by a man Nelson and wife Lilian and a dog. Copied from a lost note book by their daughter-in-law 1975”

Item 23: Poem entitled “The Tinkering Congress” (undated, no author listed)

Item 24: Photocopy of Fort Tombecbee deed (at the point when the property was deeded to Colonial Dames) with attached handwritten description of the property

 

Projects, Meetings, and Correspondence

 

SF10 D4 Folder 11

Item 1:   Letter dated October 4, 1968 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Dr. RobertB. Gilbert, regarding the reading of a paper on Steve Renfroe written by Mr. Frank Herr at the October 17th meeting of the SCHS.

Item 2:   Letter dated September 4, 1968 from Marcus E. McConnell to Mr. Frank L. Grove thanking Mr. Grove for sending him a copy of his July speech

Item 3:   Letter dated July 15, 1968 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. Walter W. Kerr, regarding concerns about the meeting times and locations for the Sumter County Historical Society and the Bethel Chapel Association

Item 4:   Letter dated July 15, 1968 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. Frank L. Grove regarding July 28th itinerary plans for his scheduled talk on the town of Warsaw

Item 5:   Letter dated June 21, 1968 from Frances Davidson to Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. extending regrets for her supervisor, Mr. Aubrey D. Green not being able to accept the invitation to attend the opening meeting of the Livingston Commercial Club

Item 6:   Letter dated May 23, 1968 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mrs. Oliver Chafin, Panola Literary Club, extending an invitation to the summer picnic meeting of the Sumter County Historical Society; explanation of planned activities was also given

Item 7:   Letter dated April 19, 1968 from Marcus McConnell to Mr. Frank Grove in regards to an invitation to speak at the Sumter County Historical Society summer picnic meeting with attached reply from Mr. Frank Grove dated April 23, 1968 with attached letter to Mr. Grove dated April 24, 1968 from Mary Jones, Mr. McConnell’s secretary, responding in his absence with a final attachment of reply from Mr. McConnell dated April 29, 1968

Item 8:   Handwritten note giving a brief description of the plot of land for sale by J. W. Epes to the Alabama Society of Colonial Dames of America (March 14, 1913), taken from Deed Book 29 page 103

Item 9:   Handwritten list of SCHS members expected to be present at the 7:00PM meeting on an unknown date in 108 Bibb Graves Hall

Item 10: Handwritten twelve month schedule for 1968 of speakers and meetings of the SCHS

Item 11: Handwritten meeting agenda containing a list of projects for the SCHS

Item 12: Handwritten list of elected officers (no available date)

Item 13: Handwritten list of dates that some unknown place was organized and rebuilt

Item 14: Letter dated January 3, 1968 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mrs. Andrew Ramsey in regards to the scheduled meeting featuring Miss Alta Patton and her speech on “Sumter County Lawyers”

Item 15: Letter dated October 18, 1967 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Miss Alta Patton in regards to her paper “Sumter County Lawyers” the letter requests that Miss Patton make her exact date of presentation known to the SCHS also includes attached reply by Miss Alta Patton dated October 27, 1967 with response letter dated by Mr. McConnell dated November 8, 1967

Item 16: Letter dated December 1, 1967 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. Stanton Moats in request of information on Fort Tombeckbee

Item 17: Letter dated May 23, 1966 to all members, prospective members and interested participants in regards to contributions for repairs to the Bethel Chapel Presbyterian Church in Sumterville, Sumter County, AL

Item 18: Letter dated March 14, 1966 from Marcus E. McConnell to Mrs. L. L. Goggans, treasurer of SCHS in regards to a paid membership fee by James A. Mitchell, Jr.

Item 19: Letter dated May 1, 1965 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. Frank Parham in regards to information about the ads for the Centennial Program

Item 20: Letter dated March 12, 1965 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mrs. A. E. Ramsey concerning meeting minutes that he took in her absence

Item 21: Handwritten list of names, possibly guests of the Sumter County Historical Society

Item 22: Letter dated February 5, 1965 from Kathryn T. de Celle, Studio de Celle to Mr. Frank Parham in regards to his previous request for information regarding Civil War costumes

Item 23: Letter dated February 10, 1965 from E. Sam Jones, Sr. to Mr. Frank Parham in regards to his previous request for information regarding Centennial costumes

Item 24: Letter dated March 12, 1965 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. John Neel urging society members to request that participants and spectators of the Sumter County Centennial celebration at Gainesville be dressed in time period attire

Item 25: Letter dated April 27, 1964 from Frank Parham to Judge W. E. Dearman with carbon copy to Judge Marcus E. McConnell, requesting a May 7th meeting with he and other Centennial committee members with attached reply by Judge Marcus McConnell, Jr.

Item 26: Letter dated September 21, 1963 from Marcus McConnell to Mr. Hamner Cobbs, Greensboro Watchman requesting a copy of the Hale County Constitution in order to prepare a constitution for the SCHS

Item 27: Letter dated December 17, 1963 from Marcus McConnell to Mrs. Frank Stegall of Emelle, Alabama in regards to the Certificate of Incorporation of the Sumter County Historical Society

Item 28: Handwritten roster of senior and junior organizers of the Sumter County Historical Society

Item 29: Nomination slip for members of the Sumter County Historical Society

Item 30: Letter dated November 14, 1963 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mrs. B.A. Jenkins, Mrs. L.L. Goggans, and Mrs. Frank Stegall, regarding copies of the finalized Constitution of the SCHS

Item 31: Handwritten deed between J. W. Hawthorn to Trustees of Female Academy with typed print and photocopy attached (Recorded in Deed Books 13 and 14 on August 26, 1840)

Item 32: Letter dated December 5, 1968 from Margaret Pace Farmer (Alabama Historical Society) to Marcus E. McConnell, Jr., in reply to Mr. McConnell’s request for information concerning the Fort Tombecbe marker proposal

Item 33: Letter dated May 29, 1974 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. A. H. Plyer in reply to his letter of encouragement for his recent eye surgery

Item 34: Letter dated August 7, 1973 from Marvin L. Harper to Marcus E. McConnell regarding his visit to the Gainesville meeting of the SCHS

Item 35: Memorandum dated April 4, 1973 from W. Warner Floyd, Alabama Historical Commission to the SCHS requesting that an enclosed questionnaire be completed in order to update their Board of Advisor’s list, attached is a copy of the questionnaire dated April 10, 1973 that was completed by the SCHS

Item 36: Memorandum dated February 8, 1973 from W. Warner Floyd to the SCHS regarding the development of a list of famous Alabamians, reply letter attached from Mr. McConnell, in which he explains why he cannot claim Mrs. Geneva Mercer but must claim Miss Julia Tutwiler as a native of Sumter County also included is an attached list of other famous Sumter County residents

Item 37: Letter dated February 7, 1973 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to B. G. Killingsworth regarding acknowledgement of Mrs. Killingsworth’s grandfather at the SCHS unveiling of the marker at the covered bridge on the campus of Livingston University

Item 38: Letter dated February 6, 1973 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Dick Smith, Sumter County Journal, requesting that he place an article from the SCHS about the proposed historical survey of the county in his newspaper

Item 39: Letter dated February 6, 1973 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. David Poyner, Home Record, requesting that he place an article from the SCHS about the proposed historical survey of the county in his newspaper  

Item 40: Handwritten list dated November 20, 1972 of names to which a copy of the talk on covered bridges was to be mailed and those it had already been mailed to

Item 41: Letter dated January 30, 1973 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to W. Warner Floyd, AHS, regarding a copy of the talk Mr. McConnell gave at the unveiling of the plague of the Sumter County Covered Bridge

Item 42: Letter dated October 13, 1972 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mrs. A. E. Ramsay in regards to the planned meeting between the SCHS and the Alabama-Tombigbee Rivers Regional Planning and Development Commission, attached is a copy of that letter dated October 11, 1972 from the Alabama-Tombigbee Commission

Item 43: Letter dated November 27, 1972 from Joseph Knight, Alabama-Tombigbee Commission to Marcus E. McConnell, Jr., in apology for the unannounced cancellation of the October 31 scheduled meeting

Item 44: Letter dated October 11, 1972 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. Raiford Noland, Livingston University in appreciation for the hospitality and cooperation shown by the University during the unveiling of the covered bridge historic marker

Item 45: Letter dated August 2, 1972 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to Mrs. A. E. Ramsay regarding the notes from the meeting in which she had been absent

Item 46: Memorandum dated July 18, 1972 from W. Warner Floyd to all Board of Advisor members of the Alabama Historical Commission requesting that all members select five or six individuals from each of their organizations to receive copies of the Commission’s newsletters and other informational materials

Item 47: Letter dated January 13, 1972 from W. Warner Floyd to M. E. McConnell, Jr. regarding his being named as a Board Advisor member representing the SCHS with attached reply from M. E. McConnell, Jr. dated January 26, 1972

Item 48: Letter dated August 11, 1971 from Janice P. Hand, Alabama Historical Commission to Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. in appreciation for the information he had previously sent regarding the Sumter County Courthouse

Item 49: Letter dated October 8, 1970 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to W. Warner Floyd with regards to the proposed road construction; McConnell informed Floyd that nothing of historical significance would be altered by the proposed road construction includes attached reply by W. Warner Floyd dated October 16, 1970

Item 50: Letter dated September 28, 1970 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to W. Warner Floyd regarding construction of the proposed highway and the requested preservation of the Rooster Bridge granite markers

Item 51: Letter dated July 9, 1970 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to W. Warner Floyd regarding a letter sent to Mrs. Jackson about the posthumous award to be made to her late husband, Mr. Alvin M. Jackson

Item 52: Letter dated May 14, 1970 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. Jack N. Ashworth, Livingston University, in appreciation for Mr. Ashworth’s April 16, 1970 letter requesting the recognition of Mr. Alvin Jackson for his model of Fort Tombecbee

Item 53: Letter dated May 14, 1970 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to W. Warner Floyd, regarding the letter written by Jack N. Ashworth in request of recognition for Mr. Alvin M. Jackson for his model of Fort Tombecbee, reply dated May 19, 1970 is attached from W. Warner Floyd to M. E. McConnell, Jr.

Item 54: Letter dated May 21, 1970 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to Jack N. Ashworth, concerning a response by W. Warner Floyd to his recent request for recognition of Mr. Alvin Jackson for his work on Fort Tombecbee

Item 55: Letter dated February 24, 1970 from W. Warner Floyd to Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. in regards to proposed road construction projects in Sumter County near York and Dove, requesting information regarding significant historical sites in the path of the proposed construction

Item 56: Letter dated April 22, 1970 from W. Warner Floyd to Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. in regards to proposed road construction projects in Sumter County near the Belmont-McDowell Loop road, requesting information regarding significant historical sites in the path of the proposed construction

Item 57: Memorandum dated March 4, 1970 from W. Warner Floyd to members of the Board of Advisors of the Alabama Historical Commission requesting contributions from Board members to the Alabama State Historic Preservation Fund; Reply letter dated March 13, 1970 attached from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to W. Warner Floyd; with reply letter from W. Warner Floyd to McConnell’s reply letter dated March 17, 1970 also attached

Item 58: Memorandum dated February 11, 1970 from W. Warner Floyd to Friends of the Alabama Historical Commission requesting contributions to the Alabama State Historic Preservation Fund

Item 59: Letter dated November 25, 1969 from W. Warner Floyd to M. E. McConnell, Jr. in regards to proposed road construction projects in Sumter County near Livingston, requesting information regarding significant historical sites in the path of the proposed construction; Reply letter from McConnell dated December 3, 1969 is attached; with reply letter dated December 9, 1969 from Floyd, in regards to McConnell’s reply also attached

Item 60: Letter dated October 21, 1969 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. Dick Smith, Sumter County Journal concerning the October meeting of the Historical Society

Item 61: Letter dated October 21, 1969 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. David Poynor, Home Record concerning the October meeting of the Historical Society

Item 62: Letter dated October 20, 1969 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. James Sulzby, Jr., regarding McConnell’s plans to attend the historical meeting in Selma and his planned visit to the Ole Cahaba

Item 63: Letter dated July 2, 1969 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. Warner Floyd, inviting him to attend the Annual Summer Meeting of the SCHS to hear speaker, Dr. William E. Gilbert read a paper on Tombecbee

Item 64: Letter dated July 2, 1969 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to the Greene County Historical Association inviting them to attend the Annual Summer Meeting of the SCHS to hear speaker, Dr. William E. Gilbert read a paper on Tombecbee

Item 65: Letter dated May 13, 1969 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to Mrs. L. L. Goggans informing her that he had asked Dr. William (Billy) E. Gilbert to read the late Mrs. Nelle Jenkins paper on Fort Tombecbee for the Historical Society

Item 66: Letter dated May 2, 1969 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to Mrs. L. L. Goggans describing what was enclosed with the letter (original charter and bylaws for the Landmark Foundation of the SCHS, Inc)

Item 67: Letter dated April 18, 1969 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mrs. A. E. Ramsey informing her of the proposed meeting date, time and location change for the April 24th meeting of the SCHS

Item 68: Letter dated April 18, 1969 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. Earnest Williams, Gulf States Paper Corporation concerning the restoration project of the Old Gainesville Bank; McConnell expresses his discontentment about pursuing the proposed project

Item 69: Letter dated April 7, 1969 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. Billy Gilbert reminding him of the scheduled meeting of the SCHS and Mr. Gilbert’s proposed reading of his paper “Antebellum Sumter County;” McConnell also requests a biographical sketch from Mr. Gilbert

Item 70: Handwritten letter dated March 13, 1969 from W. L. Ezell to M. E. McConnell, Jr. thanking him for him cooperation and efforts made in helping establish a historical marker some place undisclosed; he also expresses his concerns about the physical well being of McConnell’s eyesight

Item 71: Letter dated January 29, 1969 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to Mrs. Nancy Ezell in appreciation for the information she sent in regards to the Gaston Gulley Cemetery

Item 72: Letter dated January 21, 1968 from Nellie Mae Goggans to M. E. McConnell, Jr. in apology for the delay in mailing a check in the amount of $350.00

Item 73: Handwritten letter dated January 17, 1969 from William Gilbert to M. E. McConnell, Jr. in appreciation for Mr. McConnell’s aid in writing a letter to the Standard Oil Company and also in request of the exact scheduled date, time and location of the SCHS meeting at which he was scheduled to speak; Reply letter dated January 20, 1969 from McConnell is attached

Item 74: Reference document from an unknown reference source giving a biographical sketch of the following: Leonidas William Spratt, Gardiner Spring, Ezra Stacy, James Stacy, John William Stacy, Charles Stebbins, and Alexander Hamilton Stephen

Item 75: Letter dated November 22, 1976 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to Mrs. L. L. Goggans regarding payment for use of the Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall for a SCHS meeting

Item 76: Letter dated January 19, 1978 from W. Warner Floyd to Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. requesting that the SCHS complete a form requiring information and nominations needed by the Alabama Historical Commission; Form Attached

Item 77: Handwritten letter dated November 5, 1976 from Ralph M. Lyon to Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. requesting that Mr. McConnell present a speech on “Famous People of Sumter County and also introduce guest speaker, Milo Howard at the scheduled SCHS luncheon

Item 78: Memorandum dated January 2, 1976 from W. Warner Floyd to Alabama Historical Commission Members, Board of Advisor Members and Interested Persons in regards to the fiscal year of 1976 Historic Preservation Grants

Item 79: Memorandum dated January 28, 1976 from W. Warner Floyd to Board of Advisor Members of the Alabama Historical Commission requesting that they fill out a questionnaire for the purpose of promoting historic landmarks in their designated areas; Questionnaire Attached

Item 80: Letter dated September 21, 1976 from Ed von Gohren, President of the Cottage Hill Foundation, Inc to Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. in request of moral and financial contribution to help the organization legally fight Gulf Oil and its efforts to invalidate most Historic District legislation in Alabama

Item 81: Letter dated November 1, 1976 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mrs. Irma Irwin in regards to her proposed visit to Livingston with Mr. Milo Howard at the November 11th meeting of the SCHS

Item 82: Letter dated November 1, 1976 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. Milo B. Howard, Jr. requesting a biographical sketch to be used for introduction purposes at the scheduled November 11th meeting of the SCHS

Item 83: Letter dated October 25, 1976 from Ralph M. Lyon, President of the SCHS to all Historical Society Members, regarding the date, time, location and proposed itinerary for the presentation of the Hundred-year certificates and speech by Mr. Milo B. Howard, Jr.

Item 84: Handwritten letter dated April 21, 1977 from Lisa Williams, Vestavia Hills High School (9th grade) student, to SCHS requesting significant information about the antebellum period, Civil War, Indian artifacts, and the Westward Movement in Alabama for use in her Alabama history class; Rely date May 2, 1977 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. is attached

Item 85: Letter dated July 21, 1975 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. Milo Howard, Alabama State Department of Archives and History requesting authentic references for selected “Alabama firsts” Reply dated July 30, 1975 from Mr. Howard is attached

Item 86: Letter dated August 7, 1975 from M. E. McConnell, Jr. to Miss Eltie Haney in response to her previous request for available historical meeting programs

Item 87: Letter dated June 16, 1975 from Mr. James Record, Chairman of the Madison County Commission to All Alabama Historians requesting information regarding “Firsts in Alabama,” Reply dated September 5, 1975 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. is attached

Item 88: Letter dated July 31, 1975 from John C. Seymour, Executive Secretary of the University of Alabama to Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. in response to Mr. McConnell’s request for confirmation that Mr. William G. Little of Livingston was captain of the first football team at the University of Alabama; Mr. Seymour confirms that he indeed was

Item 89: Handwritten document with a list of two names with phone numbers included for Mrs. Charles Allison and Miss Lula Rogers (no other information, such as date or author note is given)

 

 

Covered Bridge Project

 

SF10 D4 Folder 12

 

Item 1:   Letter dated August 1, 1968 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. and Mrs. Geiger Pinson of Geiger, Alabama requesting the name and address of the mover who was responsible for moving their house, in order to contact him about possibly moving the old covered bridge from its original location

Item 2:    Letter dated August 15, 1968 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. Roger Smith of Carthage, Mississippi requesting that he submit a bid for the job of moving the old covered bridge from its original location to the proposed site on the campus of Livingston University

Item 3:    Letter dated July 19, 1968 from J. E. N. Jenson, Associate Director of the United States Department of the Interior to Hon. Armistead I. Selden, Jr., House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. writing on behalf of Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. in response to a request for information concerning historic preservation of the old covered bridge in Sumter County, Alabama; Federal Financial Assistance for Historic Preservation attached

Item 4:   Letter dated July 8, 1968 from George B. Hartzog, Jr., Director of the United Staes Department of the Interior to Hon. Armistead I. Selden, Jr., writing on behalf of Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. in response to the request for information regarding the old covered bridge in Sumter County, Alabama; Follow-up reply attached, along with a fact sheet on the Land and Water Conservation Fund program and booklet, “Federal Assistance in Outdoor Recreation”

Item 5:   Letter dated June 28, 1968 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. Dick Bozeman, Sumter County Journal, requesting the name of the individual Mr. Bozeman recommended to move the old covered bridge; Reply from Dickey Bozeman dated July 1, 1968 attached

Item 6:    Letter dated July 11, 1968 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. Browder, Browder Construction Company requesting a bid for the job of moving the old covered bridge to a new location

Item 7:   Letter dated June 27, 1968 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Hon. Armistead I. Selden, Jr., House Office Bldg (Washington, DC), requesting information about financial assistance for the preservation and restoration of the old covered bridge (Sumter County) with reply dated July 1, 1968 from Hon. Selden also attached

Item 8:   Letter dated June 27, 1968 from Marcus E. McConnell to United States Department of Interior Area Office (GA), requesting information about financial assistance for the preservation and restoration of the old covered bridge (Sumter County) with reply dated July 5, 1968 from Robert E. Lines, Regional Supervisor also attached

Item 9:   Letter dated July 9, 1968 from Milo B. Howard, Jr. to Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. regarding the lacks of appropriate funding for the preservation and restoration project of the old covered bridge in Sumter County; it was suggested that local citizens contribute to the project more significantly because the state and federal authorities would not be able to

Item 10: Letter dated June 19, 1968 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. L. L. Goggans (Epes, AL) inviting him to attend the Commercial Club meeting where Mr. Floyd, Executive Director of the Alabama Historical Commission would be in attendance to discuss the necessity of salvaging old covered bridges; Handwritten reply dated June 24, 1968 from Mr. Goggan’s wife, Nellie Mae Goggans is attached to back of original letter

Item 11: Letter dated June 19, 1968 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Hon. Ira D. Pruitt inviting him to attend the Commercial Club meeting where Mr. Floyd would be in attendance to discuss the necessity of salvaging old covered bridges

Item 12: Handwritten list of names to be sent an invitation to the June Commercial Club meeting in order to hear Mr. Floyd; possibly written by Marcus E. McConnell, Jr.

Item 13: Letter dated April 25, 1968 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. James F. Sulzby, Jr., Alabama Historical Commission, requesting information regarding financial assistance for the preservation and restoration of the old covered bridge in Sumter County, Reply dated May 13, 1968 from Mr. James F. Sulzby, Jr. also attached

Item 14: Letter dated May 17, 1968 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. Warner Floyd requesting assistance and information in obtaining necessary funding for the preservation and restoration of the old covered bridge in Sumter County with brochure on the old covered bridge attached

Item 15: Handwritten letter dated March 24, 1969 from Mrs. Alvin M. Jackson to Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. in appreciation for acceptance of the replica of Fort Tombecbee, which was created by her late husband, Alvin M. Jackson 

Item 16: Letter dated March 20, 1969 from Marcus McConnell, Jr. to Mr. Dick Smith, Sumter County Journal, York, AL regarding an article about the Jackson gift with attached reply dated March 24, 1969 from Mr. Smith

Item 17: Five-paged document containing the dictation of remarks made by Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. at the unveiling of the historic marker at the old covered bridge on the Livingston University campus with extra copy attached

Item 18: Handwritten biographical sketch of W.A.C. Jones

Item 19: Letter dated July 21, 1972 from William H. Jenkins, Committee Chairman for the Alabama Historical Association in confirming the order for the covered bridge marker with order form dated June 5, 1972 attached

Item 20: Letter dated May 22, 1972 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. William Jenkins requesting assistance in placing an approved order for a marker for the Sumter County covered bridge, with attached postcard from Mrs. Margaret Pace Farmer, the former informant about the approval of the historic marker recommending further contact be made between Mr. McConnell and Mr. Jenkins, a reply letter dated May 24, 1972 from William Jenkins and a reply letter from Mr. McConnell to Mr. Jenkins’ letter dated May 26, 1972 also attached

Item 21: Letter dated March 10, 1972 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mrs. Margaret Pace Farmer regarding the inscription to be placed on the historic marker for the covered bridge and in request of the cost for the marker; reply dated March 13, 1972 from Mrs. Farmer is also attached; also reply letter dated March 14, 1972 from Mr. McConnell to Mrs. Farmer’s March 13th letter is also attached

Item 22: Letter dated May 30, 1972 from William H. Jenkins to Sewah Studios, Marietta, Ohio regarding the approved text for the highway marker for the covered bridge with approved inscription attached

Item 23: Letter dated May 17, 1972 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mrs. Margaret Pace Farmer in regards to the time period for the approval of the text to be placed on the historic marker

Item 24: Letter dated February 28, 1972 from Marcus E. McConnell, Jr. to Mr. Elgin Mellown regarding the proposed script for the historic marker to be placed by the restored covered bridge

Item 25: Letter dated February 10, 1969 from W. Warner Floyd to Members of county commissions, boards of revenue, mayors and commissioners of cities, officers of historical societies in counties with surviving covered bridges and Alabama legislators and travel industry leaders, regarding covered bridge restoration and preservation, with fact sheet describing Alabama’s surviving 17 covered bridges attached

Item 26: Document entitled, “Specific Recommendations of the Alabama Historical Commission for Restoring Covered Bridges, listing personal and confidential recommendation for covered bridges for county and city governmental agencies and other interested individuals

Item 27: Document revised January 15, 1969 by the Alabama Historical Commission in cooperation with County Road Commissioners and Engineers regarding the physical condition (number of, under-flowing streams, length, date built, location, etc)

Item 28: Two-paged document dated August 2, 1982 from the Alabama Historical Commission giving a report of the Board of Advisors meeting regarding publication surveys and fund-raising project surveys

Item 29: Handwritten letter dated July 20, 1978 from Ralph M. Lyon to the McConnell Family, requesting a brief list of significant facts about Livingston and Sumter County that would be of interest to prospective tourists and others

Projects

 

SF10 D4 Folder 13

Projects – Historical Markers: Sumter County Historical Society

Item 1:     Postcard dated Dec. 10, 1968, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from Margaret Pace Farmer regarding ordering the Fort Tombecbee marker

Item 2:     Handwritten notes on the history of the Covered Bridge on the UWA campus

Item 3:     Letter dated Dec. 27, 1968, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from Margaret Pace Farmer regarding ordering the Fort Tombecbee marker with attached reply dated Dec. 30, 1968

Item 4:     Letter dated Nov. 21, 1968, to Margaret Pace Farmer of Troy, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding a historical marker for an unnamed location

Item 5:     Letter dated Nov. 19, 1968, to Margaret Pace Farmer of Troy, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding tentative texts for three historical markers (unnamed locations)

Item 6:     Letter dated Oct. 18, 1968, to Mrs. Leon L. Goggans of Epes, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding a check for a marker for Alamuchie School

Item 7:     Handwritten notes on the history of Alamucha/Coke’s Chapel School

Item 8:     Letter dated Oct. 19, 1968, to Margaret Pace Farmer of Troy, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding a check and the text for a historical marker for Alamucha/Coke’s Chapel School

Item 9:     Two copies of a document that appears to be text for the Fort Tombecbee historical marker

Item 10: Handwritten notes on the history and location of Bethel Chapel and Fort Tombecbee

Item 11: Letter dated Oct. 4, 1968, to Margaret Pace Farmer of Troy, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding text for historical markers at Fort Tombecbee and Bethel Chapel

Item 12: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 13, 1968, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from W. L. Ezell regarding a historical marker for an unnamed location

Item 13: Letter dated Sept. 5, 1968, to Leslie Ezell of York, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding a historical marker for an unnamed location  

Item 14: Letter dated Aug. 3, 1968, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from Margaret Pace Farmer regarding quotes for historical highway and wall-mounted markers

Item 15: Letter dated Aug. 1, 1968, to Margaret Pace Farmer of Troy, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding markers to be ordered for Fort Tombecbee and the Alamuchee School

Item 16: Letter dated May 22, 1968, to Hugh Sloan of the Allison Lumber Company Division of American Can Company, Bellamy, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding preserving the Little Red Schoolhouse in Bellamy owned by American Can

Item 17: Report of Marker Committee (two copies)

Item 18: Letter dated March 4, 1966, to Margaret Pace Farmer of Troy, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. confirming delivery of Sumter County historical markers

Item 19: Postcard to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from Margaret Pace Farmer (undated) regarding shipment of historical markers

Item 20: Letter dated Feb. 8, 1966, to Margaret Pace Farmer of the Alabama Historical Association in Troy, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding the proofs of two historical markers

Item 21: Letter dated Feb. 6, 1966, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from Margaret Pace Farmer regarding proofs of two historical markers

Item 22: Letter dated Jan. 28, 1966, to Sewah Studios in Marietta, Ohio, from Margaret Pace Farmer regarding proofs for two markers, John Anthony Winston and Sumter County

Item 23: Letter dated Jan. 27, 1966, to Margaret Pace Farmer of the Alabama Historical Association in Troy, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding wording on the John Anthony Winston historical marker

Item 24: Copy of the text and spacing proposals for the John A. Winston and Sumter County historical markers dated Jan. 20, 1966

Item 25: Letter dated Jan. 23, 1966, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from Margaret Pace Farmer regarding text proposals for two historical markers

Item 26: Letter dated Jan. 25, 1966, to Margaret Pace Farmer of the Alabama Historical Association from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding a check for the purchase of two historical markers and also regarding the John Anthony Winston marker

Item 27: Letter dated Dec. 13, 1965, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from Margaret Pace Farmer regarding approval of marking two Sumter County sites and text changes for historical markers Sumter County and John Anthony Wilson; attached reply dated Dec. 15, 1965, from McConnell

Item 28: Letter dated Dec. 10, 1965, to Margaret Pace Farmer of Troy, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding two proposed historical markers

Item 29: Letter dated Nov. 23, 1965, to Margaret Pace Farmer of Troy, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding two proposed historical markers; attached are two copies each of the proposed text for the Sumter County marker and the John Anthony Winston marker

Item 30: Letter dated Nov. 19, 1965, to Mrs. George F. Fluker, president of the Sumter County Historical Society, from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding drafts of the (Sumter) County and (John Anthony) Winston markers

Item 31: Postcard dated Jan. 26, 1966, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from M.P.F. (Margaret Pace Farmer) notifying that markers have been ordered

Item 32: Letter dated Dec. 7, 1968, to Margaret Pace Farmer from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding text for a Fort Tombecbee marker

Item 33: Handwritten letter dated Nov. 20 (no year) to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from Margaret Farmer checking in after vacation and hospitalization

Item 34: Handwritten notes on Fort Tombecbee

Item 35: Notes on Fort Tombecbee

Item 36: Notes on Alamucha School

Item 37: Notes on Bethel Chapel

Item 38: Handwritten letter (undated) to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from Julia Killingsworth of Sumterville regarding payment for a historical marker

Item 39: Notes on Sumter County’s Covered Bridge

Item 40: Letter dated March 21, 1969, to Thyrman Lockard of York, Ala., T. J. Steinwinder of Whitfield, Ala., and D. P. Stuart of Geiger, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. expressing thanks for placing markers at Alamuchee School and Bethel Chapel

Item 41: Letter dated Feb. 28, 1969, to Hon. T. J. Steinwinder of Whitfield, Ala., Hon. D. P. Stuart of Geiger, Ala., Hon. Thyrman Lockard of York, Ala., and the Sumter County Board of Commissioners from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding the county’s placing markers at Alamuchee School and Bethel Chapel

Item 42: Invoice dated Feb. 18, 1969, from Sewah Studios for Bethel Chapel and Alamucha School historical markers and two alucrete posts; attached are two photocopies of same invoice and an invoice from the O.K. Trucking Company for shipment of two historical markers and two alucrete posts

Item 43: Letter dated Feb. 6, 1969, to Sewah Studios of Marietta, Ohio, from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding proofs for historical markers and shipping instructions

Item 44: Order form for Alamucha School historical marker dated Jan. 27, 1969

Item 45: Order form for Bethel Chapel historical marker dated Jan. 27, 1969

Item 46: Letter dated Feb. 4, 1969, to L. M. Thomas of Sewah Studios in Marietta, Ohio, from Marcus E. McConnell Jr.’s secretary regarding proofs for two historical markers

Item 47: Invoice dated Jan. 13, 1969, from Ross Neely Express for shipment of a historical marker and alucrete post

Item 48: Letter dated Jan. 10, 1969, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from L. M. Thomas of Sewah Studios in Marietta, Ohio, regarding text and charges for two historical markers with attached reply dated Jan. 17, 1969, to Thomas from McConnell

Item 49: Invoice dated Jan. 10, 1968, from the O.K. Trucking Company for shipment of one historical marker and a post

Item 50: Letter dated Jan. 6, 1969, to Marcus McConnell Jr. from Milo B. Howard Jr., treasurer of the Alabama Historical Association, regarding reimbursement for the Alamucha and Bethel Chapel markers

Item 51: Letter dated Jan. 8, 1969, to Sewah Studios of Marietta, Ohio, from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding the Alabama Historical Association’s refusal to erect two markers and the Sumter County Historical Society’s contingency plans

Item 52: Letter dated Jan. 3, 1969, to Marcus McConnell Jr. from Margaret Pace Farmer of the Alabama Historical Association regarding the Alamucha School and Bethel Chapel historical markers

Item 53: Letter dated June 26, 1978, to Mrs. B. G. Killingsworth of Sumterville, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding a marker for the covered bridge

Item 54: Notes regarding the historic marker north of York, Ala., on Highway 11

 

SF10 D4 Folder 14

Projects, meetings, correspondence

Item 1:     Projects Committee Chairman Report for June 27, 1985

Item 2:     Letter dated Aug. 27, 1984, to Hon. Claude Jackson, chairman of the Sumter County Commission, from Chriss H. Doss, president of the Jefferson County Commission, regarding a survey/inventory of historical markers and the condition of same; attached are for the markers for Livingston State College, John Anthony Winston, Sumter County, Fort Tombecbee, Sumter County’s Covered Bridge, General N. B. Forrest, and Line 32o 28’ North Latitude

Item 3:     Itemized report/plan of the ad hoc committee on projects for 1982

Item 4:     Newsletter of the Sumter County Historical and Preservation Society, Vol. 1, No. 1, January, 1983

Item 5:     Newsletter of the Sumter County Historical and Preservation Society, Vol. II, No. 1, February, 1984

Item 6:     Letter dated Feb. 22, 1982, to the Sumter County Sesquicentennial Committee from B. B. Williamson, chairman, regarding the first committee meeting

Item 7:     Alabama Historical Commission Board of Advisors Survey on Fund Raising Projects

Item 8:     Letter (undated) from Forrest Hicks, executive secretary/treasurer of the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame, to the Friends of the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame regarding nominations for 1981

Item 9: Letter dated Sept. 19, 1978, to fellow preservationists from Carolyn Cagle, chairman of the Legislative Committee of the Board of Advisors for the AHC (Alabama Historical Commission), regarding the investigation of the Warner Floyd “conspiracy” by the Attorney General’s office

 

SF10 D4 Folder 15

Projects – Historical Markers

Item 1:     Letter dated May 28, 1982, to L. M. Thomas of Sewah Studios in Marietta, Ohio, from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding the Panola Methodist Church marker

Item 2:     Invoice dated May 11, 1982, from Sewah Studios for the Panola Methodist Church marker and an alucrete post

Item 3:     Letter dated Aug. 10, 1981, to Mrs. L. L. Goggans of Epes, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding a new post for the Bethel Chapel marker

Item 4:     Letter dated July 14, 1981, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from L. M. Thomas of Sewah Studios in Marietta, Ohio, regarding a price quote for a post with attached reply dated July 17, 1981, from McConnell to Thomas

Item 5:     Order form dated July 17, 1981, for one alucrete post

Item 6:     Letter dated July 7, 1981, to Sewah Studios from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. requesting replacement costs for the Bethel Chapel marker’s alucrete post

Item 7:     Letter dated June 19, 1978, to Sewah Studios from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding current prices of markers and posts with attached reply from L. M. Thomas of Sewah Studios to McConnell

 

SF10 D4 Folder 16

Projects – Calloway Schoolhouse: Sumter County Historical and Preservation Society

Item 1:     Document entitled “Calloway School Committee” covering the scope of the project, including the committee’s purpose, members, observations, recommendation, step-by-step approach, museum tentative development plans, completion

Item 2:     Letter dated April 19, 1985, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from James P. Pate, Dean of the College of General Studies at Livingston University, regarding a “Summary of the Calloway Schoolhouse Account” with attached copy of the summary and the Calloway Schoolhouse Museum Tentative Development Plans (with Livingston University Physical Plant Personnel’s estimate)

Item 3:     Letter dated April 25, 1985, to Mrs. Eric Loftis of Cuba, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding Jim Pate’s files on the Calloway Schoolhouse as well as windows for the building; attached is a reply dated April 30, 1985, from Peggy Loftis to McConnell

 

SF10 D4 Folder 17

Projects – LU Reed Organ: Sumter County Historical and Preservation Society

Item 1:     Letter dated May 26, 1983, to Marcus McConnell Jr. from Livingston University President Asa N. Green regarding the restoration of a reed organ

Item 2:     Resolution to restore the reed organ

 

SF10 D4 Folder 18

Projects – Old Bank Building, Gainesville, Ala.: Sumter County Historical Society

Item 1:     Letter dated April 9, 1969, to Ernest Williams of Gulf States Paper Corp. in Tuscaloosa, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding legal and financial matters involved in Jack Warner’s offer to give the building to the Historical Society

Item 2:     Letter dated April 8, 1969, to Marcus McConnell from Fred Herndon of Herndon Construction Company outlining repairs needed to the building and providing a rough estimate; attached are a photocopy of same and a reply dated April 18, 1969, from McConnell to Herndon

Item 3:     Letter dated May 1, 1969, to Ernest Williams, vice-president of Gulf States Paper Corp. in Tuscaloosa, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding the Historical Society’s discussion – with some disagreement – of the bank project

Item 4:     Letter dated May 1, 1969, to Ernest Williams, vice-president of Gulf States Paper Corp. in Tuscaloosa, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding the Historical Society’s discussion of the bank project and proposed organization of a Preservation and Restoration Foundation to head the project

 

SF10 D4 Folder 19

Projects – Myrtlewood Cemetery

Item 1:     Photocopy of a map including parts of the Sucarnochee River and Livingston

Item 2:     Letter dated Sept. 29, 1977, to Marcus E. McConnell from Margaret Mehearg with the Alabama Historical Commission in Montgomery, Ala., regarding a statewide survey of cemeteries and requesting information on Myrtlewood; attached is an Alabama Historical Commission Inventory and Worksheet for Landmarks bearing information on Myrtlewood

Item 3:     Letter dated Oct. 12, 1977, to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. from Margaret Mehearg with the Alabama Historical Commission in Montgomery regarding guidelines in making cemetery nominations to the Alabama Register with reply dated Oct. 13, 1977, from McConnell to Mehearg

 

SF10 D4 Folder 20

Projects – Fort Tombecbee

Item 1:     Press release announcing Mrs. Alvin M. Jackson’s gift of a Fort Tombecbee replica to the Sumter County Historical Society with attached photocopy of same

Item 2:     Photocopy of a pamphlet entitled “Fort Tombecbee: 1735-1813”

Item 3:     Letter dated March 19, 1969, to Mrs. Alvin M. Jackson of Livingston, Ala., from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. expressing thanks for the Fort Tombecbee replica

Item 4:     Letter dated July 11, 1980, to Mrs. Gaylord C. Lyon, president of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Alabama, from Livingston University President Asa N. Green regarding an original copy of the lease for the Fort Tombecbee site to Livingston University

 

SF10 D4 Folder 21

Projects – Miscellaneous

Item 1:     Handwritten note faded to illegibility addressed to Mary Jackson from Jim Rogers of Gainesville, Ala.; the note bears the date of July 16, [18]83

Item 2:     Handwritten letter addressed to Richard from [_____] Jackson of Illinois; letter bears the date of January 17 [18]85; the small envelope in which the letter was sent is addressed to Mary Jackson of Gainesville, Ala.

Item 3:     Articles of Incorporation of the Sumter County Preservation Society witnessed April 5, 1976, and certified by Probate Judge S.A. Massingill on October 26, 1977

Item 4:     List of projects for 1982 compiled by the society’s ad hoc committee; document also bears committee members’ names

Item 5:     Seven copies of the Articles of Incorporation of the Sumter County Historical and Preservation Society (not witnessed, signed or certified) with attached Bylaws; also attached are copies of miscellaneous signed and unsigned pages of same document

Item 6:     Document entitled “Indian Names of Sumter County, Alabama (and a few Others)” detailing common and Choctaw spellings and meanings; also contains pronunciation guide to Choctaw letters

Item 7:     Six copies of the Constitution of the Sumter County Historical SocietyItem 8: Three copies of the Organizing Member Roster of the Sumter County Historical Society

Item 9:     Three copies of a Resolution expressing thanks to Colonel Joseph L. Peterson of Livingston State College for preparing the script for the Centennial of the Parole of General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s troops at Gainesville.

Item 10: Unidentified, incomplete form dated November 1977 and addressed to the Alabama Historical Commission

Item 11: Paper bearing the handwritten name, Margaret Pace Farmer of Troy, Ala.

Item 12: Report of the Marker Committee

Item 13: Blank nomination form to the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame at Judson College with attached envelope from the Hall of Fame addressed to Marcus E. McConnell Jr. of Livingston, Ala.

Item 14: Envelope addressed to the Marcus McConnell family from Ralph M. Lyon, all of Livingston, Ala.

Item 15: Quote dated January 7, 1974, from Oxmoor Press to M. E. McConnell of Livingston, Ala., for case bound books in amounts of 250, 500 and 1,000; copy attached

Item 16: Two photocopies of a newspaper clipping of historical information about Sumter County judges and attorneys

Item 17: Incomplete form from the Alabama Historical Commission regarding information about Alabama pilgrimages and tours

Item 18: Blank Alabama Historical Commission grant application form for 1976

Item 19: Two blank Alabama Historical Commission Award of Merit Nomination

Item 20: Blank contact form issued by the Alabama Historical Commission

Item 21: List of what appears to be last names beginning with “H” with numbers listed to the right of each name

 

 

Pruitt Folders

 

SF10 D4 Folder 22

Pruitt Folders – Letters about House Bill 7 and more money for retired teachers

Item 1:     Handwritten letter dated July 20, 1959, from Mary Bernice Vardaman of Albertville, Ala.

Item 2:     Letter dated July 9, 1959, from Thomas W. Carroll of Andalusia, Ala.

Item 3:     Letter dated July 9, 1959, from Clyde Walker, principal at Albert G. Parrish High School in Selma, Ala.

Item 4:     Western Union telegram dated July 10, 1959, from Della Proctor, president of the Jackson County Retired Teachers Association

Item 5:     Western Union telegram dated July 10, 1959, from Edwin A. Tuck in Eutaw, Ala.

Item 6:     Western Union telegram dated July 10, 1959, from Eunora Farris, president of the Coffee County Retired Teachers Association

Item 7:     Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Mary S. Butler, president of the Selma/Dallas County Retired Teachers Association

Item 8:     Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Margaret Rumsey, president of District 8, Alabama Retired Teachers Association

Item 9:     Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Ethel Crumpton, president of District 2, Alabama Retired Teachers Association

Item 10: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Ann D. England, president of Hale/Perry Retired Teachers Association

Item 11: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Ellen B. Henley, president of Lauderdale County Retired Teachers Association

Item 12: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Lilla Simmons in Fairhope, Ala., president of the Retired Teachers Association

Item 13: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from T. W. Smith, president of District 4, Alabama Retired Teachers Association

Item 14: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Amos Clanton, president of the Limestone County Retired Teachers Association

Item 15: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Lillian B. Vaughn, recording secretary of the Alabama Retired Teachers Association

Item 16: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Emma P. Flowers, president of District 3, Alabama Retired Teachers Association

Item 17: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Lockie Posey, president of the Birmingham Retired Teachers Association

Item 18: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Letitia C. Barnes, president of the Fayette County Retired Teachers Association

Item 19: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Jessie Hopper, 1st vice president of the Alabama Retired Teachers Association and president of the Huntsville/ Madison County Retired Teachers Association

Item 20: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from George M. Watson, president of the Marengo County Retired Teachers Association

Item 21: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Marilla McKinsey, chairman of District 7, Alabama Retired Teachers Association

Item 22: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Luther O. Bishop Sr., president of the Colbert County Retired Teachers Association

Item 23: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Lester Wooten, superintendent of Morgan County Schools

Item 24: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from W. G. Johnston Sr., president of the Lee County Retired Teachers Association

Item 25: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Miriam Austin Locke, 2nd vice president of the Alabama Retired Teachers Association

Item 26: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Clara L. Verner, president of the Alabama Retired Teachers Association

Item 27: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Sydnia K. Smyth, corresponding secretary of the Alabama Retired Teachers Association

Item 28: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Mary B. Verner, president of the Tuscaloosa County Retired Teachers Association

Item 29: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from Zula L. Atkinson, treasurer of the Alabama Retired Teachers Association

Item 30: Western Union telegram dated July 9, 1959, from the teachers of Lafayette Alabama Schools

Item 31: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Susie H. Copeland of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 32: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from P. A. Gwin of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Item 33: Handwritten letter dated July 11, 1959, from Mrs. Lista Eddins of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Item 34: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Grace B. Drake of Huntsville, Ala.

Item 35: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Della McCrary Proctor, president of the Jackson County Retired Teachers Association

Item 36: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from E. A. Houston of Scottsboro, Ala.

Item 37: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Emma O. Roby of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Item 38: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Valeria McGinty of Camp Hill, Ala.

Item 39: Handwritten letter dated July 12, 1959, from Caroline L. Dick of Mentone, Ala.

Item 40: Letter dated July 11, 1959, from Clara L. Verner, president of the Alabama Retired Teachers Association

Item 41: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Ruth Spencer of Montgomery, Ala.

Item 42: Western Union telegram dated July 13, 1959, from Ruth Bailey of the Lawrence County Retired Teachers Association

Item 43: Western Union telegram dated July 13, 1959, from Lenore Jones, chairman of District 8

Item 44: Handwritten letter dated July 12, 1959, from Ada Drake, vice president of the Winston County Retired Teachers Association

Item 45: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Susan B. Field, president of the Winston County Retired Teachers Association

Item 46: Handwritten letter dated July12, 1959, from Maude Luttrell of Jacksonville, Ala.

Item 47: Handwritten letter dated July 12, 1959, from Sydnia K. Smyth of the Alabama Retired Teachers Association

Item 48: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Helen W. Abney of Selma, Ala.

Item 49: Handwritten letter dated July 9, 1959, from Janie May Eppes of the Alabama Retired Teachers Association

Item 50: Handwritten letter dated July 12, 1959, from Lena E. Lockhart of Thomaston, Ala.

Item 51: Handwritten letter dated July 12, 1959, from Nelle Wallace of Tuskegee, Ala.

Item 52: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Ada Law of Troy, Ala.

Item 53: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from George M. Watson, president of the Marengo County Retired Teachers Association

Item 54: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Tammy G. Slaughter of Montgomery, Ala.

Item 55: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Mrs. J. J. Holladay of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 56: Handwritten letter dated July 11, 1959, from Lena Rae Clary of Andalusia, Ala.

Item 57: Handwritten letter dated July 11, 1959, from Bessie P. Riley of Monroeville, Ala.

Item 58: Handwritten letter dated July 12, 1959, from Elizabeth Dew of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 59: Program from the 4th Annual Summer Conference of the Alabama Retired Teachers Association dated June 24, 1959

Item 60: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Hallie Ware of Pinson, Ala.

Item 61: Handwritten letter dated July 11, 1959, from Tezzie Roper of Hartselle, Ala.

Item 62: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Hettie Wesley Wright of Anniston, Ala.

Item 63: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Marguerite Sutton Stallworth of Linden, Ala.

Item 64: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Eugenia Swann of Uniontown, Ala.

Item 65: Handwritten letter dated July 11, 1959, from Mrs. J. C. Edwards of Marion, Ala.

Item 66: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Emma Lou Henry of Marion, Ala.

Item 67: Letter dated July 11, 1959, from Bessie R. England of Marion, Ala.

Item 68: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Lucy Wilds of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Item 69: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Mollie S. Taylor of Bankston, Ala.

Item 70: Handwritten letter dated July 12, 1959, from Mary Peters of Montevallo, Ala.

Item 71: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from J. M. Tucker, director of District 5, Alabama Retired Teachers Association

Item 72: Handwritten letter (undated) from R. F. Lyon of Columbiana, Ala.

Item 73: Letter dated July 13, 1959, from Lucy S. Pattillo of Clanton, Ala.

Item 74: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Myra Patterson of Cherokee, Ala.

Item 75: Handwritten letter (undated) from Lilian E. Barksdale of Athens, Ala.

Item 76: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Lula Aycock of Trinity,

Ala.

Item 77: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Eula Adkins of Lester, Ala.

Item 78: Handwritten letter dated July 11, 1959, from W. W. Coleman of Montgomery, Ala.

Item 79: Handwritten letter dated July 11, 1959, from Zuma Bagley of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 80: Handwritten letter dated July 11, 1959, from Anna Smith of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 81: Handwritten letter dated July 11, 1959, from Kate L. Simpson of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 82: Handwritten letter dated July 11, 1959, from Alma Robinson of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 83: Western Union telegram dated July 11, 1959, from Robert P. Felgar, professor emeritus of history at Jacksonville State College

Item 84: Letter dated July 11, 1959, from Jesse M. Atkinson of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Item 85: Handwritten letter dated July 11, 1959, from Kate O. Haden of Montgomery, Ala.

Item 86: Handwritten letter dated July 12, 1959, from Susan Alexander of Montgomery, Ala.

Item 87: Handwritten letter dated July 11, 1959, from Marie Goar of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 88: Handwritten letter dated July 11, 1959, from Fannie H. Brasfield of Demopolis, Ala.

Item 89: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Myrtle L. Williams of Gadsden, Ala.

Item 90: Letter dated July 14, 1959, from Mary H. Stone of Brewton, Ala.

Item 91: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Carrie Mathews of Luverne, Ala.

Item 92: Postcard dated July 13, 1959, from Lucille Blan Sawtell of Brundidge, Ala.

Item 93: Handwritten letter dated July 14, 1959, from Annie Morton of Newton, Ala.

Item 94: Letter dated July 14, 1959, from Charles L. Windham of Andalusia, Ala.

Item 95: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Pauline O’Rourke of Mobile, Ala.

Item 96: Handwritten letter dated July 14, 1959, from Georgia Raney of Lafayette, Ala.

Item 97: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Nora Greene of Dadeville, Ala.

Item 98: Letter (undated) from O. L. Duncan of Phenix City, Ala.

Item 99: Handwritten letter dated July 14, 1959, from Alice G. Harrington of Montgomery, Ala.

Item 100: Letter dated July 14, 1959, from Emma Gretzner of Mobile, Ala.

Item 101: Letter dated July 13, 1959, from Shelby Holbrook of Mobile, Ala.

Item 102: Letter dated July 13, 1959, from Sadie Lee Franck of Mobile, Ala.

Item 103: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Myra B. Murphree of Prattville, Ala.

Item 104: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Lelia K. Poynor of Mount Hebron, Ala.

Item 105: Handwritten letter dated July 12, 1959, from Anita Rockett of St. Petersburg, Fla., a teacher in Birmingham schools from 1915-1946

Item 106: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Margaret McLeod of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 107: Handwritten letter dated July 14, 1959, from Dena Thompson of Pine Apple, Ala.

Item 108: Handwritten card (undated) from Edith Sands

Item 109: Letter dated July 13, 1959, from W. D. Malone of Dothan, Ala.

Item 110: Western Union telegram dated July 14, 1959, from Carrie B. Daniel of Fayette, Ala.

Item 111: Handwritten letter dated July 12, 1959, from Jewell J. Hawley of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 112: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Maggie Drummond of Roanoke, Ala.

Item 113: Handwritten letter dated July 11, 1959, from Allie Lee Wilson of Andalusia, Ala.

Item 114: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Alverta R. Bishop of Lanett, Ala.

Item 115: Handwritten letter (undated) from Mrs. W. T. Ward of Homewood, Ala.

Item 116: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Agnes E. Wilkinson of Eufaula, Ala.

Item 117: Handwritten letter (undated) from Ethel G. O’Keefe of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 118: Handwritten letter dated July 12, 1959, from ____ M. Meadows of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 119: Western Union telegram dated July 11, 1959, from the Quintard Avenue PTA in Anniston, Ala.

Item 120: Handwritten letter dated July 12, 1959, from Lockie Posey, president of the Birmingham Retired Teachers Association

Item 121: Handwritten letter dated July 11, 1959, from Lelia Harris of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Item 122: Handwritten letter dated July 11, 1959, from Mary Bacon Verner of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Item 123: Handwritten letter dated July 11, 1959, from Pearl Romine of Florence, Ala.

Item 124: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Amy Hooper of Oxford, Ala.

Item 125: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Mrs. J. B. Woodall of Huntsville, Ala.

Item 126: Handwritten letter dated July 15, 1959, from Louise Clark of Homewood, Ala.

Item 127: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Estelle Heard of Lanett, Ala.

Item 128: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Ruth G. Bailey, chairman of the Lawrence County Retired Teachers Association

Item 129: Handwritten letter dated July 14, 1959, from Mrs. E. K. Aldridge of Alabama City, Ala.

Item 130: Handwritten letter dated July 14, 1959, from Mary Lee Foote of Alabama City, Ala.

Item 131: Handwritten letter dated July 14, 1959, from Ruby R. Lewis of Sweet Water, Ala.

Item 132: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Emmie L. Donaho

Item 133: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Winifred Farr of Mentone, Ala.

Item 134: Handwritten card (undated) from Dr. J. L. Steeley

Item 135: Handwritten letter dated July 14, 1959, from Kate Roark of Metairie, La.

Item 136: Handwritten letter dated July 12, 1959, from Kate S. Barker of Hialeah, Fla.

Item 137: Handwritten letter dated July 14, 1959, from J. N. Phillips of Troy, Ala.

Item 138: Handwritten letter dated July 15, 1959, from Annie F. Carrell of Fort Payne, Ala.

Item 139: Handwritten letter dated July 15, 1959, from Ethel Courant of Greenville, Ala.

Item 140: Handwritten letter dated July 14, 1959, from Virgie L. Waldrop of Sulligent, Ala.

Item 141: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Mrs. Aeolin B. Johnson of Mobile, Ala.

Item 142: Handwritten letter dated July 14, 1959, from Mamie Curry Shaw of Whatley, Ala.

Item 143: Handwritten letter dated July 15, 1959, from Lillian Odom of Decatur, Ala.

Item 144: Letter dated July 14, 1959, from Mabel Kerridge of Pine Hill, Ala.

Item 145: Handwritten letter dated July 15, 1959, from C. Beatrice Knight of Ashville, Ala.

Item 146: Handwritten letter dated July 14, 1959, from Allie May Loyd of Bridgeport, Ala.

Item 147: Handwritten letter dated July 14, 1959, from Elizabeth Maxwell of Estillfork, Ala.

Item 148: Handwritten letter dated July 12, 1959, from Myrtle J. McKelvy of Scottsboro, Ala.

Item 149: Handwritten letter dated July 13, 1959, from Ida Guest of Attalla, Ala.

Item 150: Handwritten letter dated July 18, 1959, from Bessie White of Sylacauga, Ala.

Item 151: Handwritten letter dated July 18, 1959, from Bessie Pate of Cullman, Ala.

Item 152: Handwritten letter dated July 18, 1959, from Leila M. Ly___ of Summerdale, Ala.

Item 153: Letter dated July 16, 1959, from J. W. Helms of Slocomb, Ala.

Item 154: Handwritten letter dated July 18, 1959, from Estelle Johnson of Sheffield, Ala.

Item 156: Handwritten letter dated July 18, 1959, from Mattie Folsom of New Brockton, Ala.

Item 157: Handwritten letter dated July 18, 1959, from Daisy Box, Lillie Box, and Nancy M. Brasher of Cullman, Ala.

Item 158: Handwritten letter dated July 17, 1959, from Bertha R. Hogg of Red Level, Ala.

Item 159: Handwritten letter dated July 17, 1959, from T. C. Harris of Killen, Ala.

Item 160: Handwritten letter dated July 15, 1959, from F. J. Jones of Cottonwood, Ala.

Item 161: Handwritten letter dated July 17, 1959, from Lillie Gilmer of Sulligent, Ala.

Item 162: Handwritten letter dated July 16, 1959, from Olena Harris of Moulton, Ala.

Item 163: Handwritten letter dated July 15, 1959, from Della Mae Raley of North Bend, Ohio

Item 164: Handwritten letter dated July 16, 1959, from Mrs. J. E. Blair of Decatur, Ala.

Item 165: Letter dated July 14, 1959, from Bessie Fuller of Marion, Ala.

Item 166: Handwritten letter dated July 20, 1959, from Lillian C. Cox of Luverne, Ala.

Item 167: Handwritten letter dated July 20, 1959, from H. S. Bryant of Groveoak, Ala.

Item 168: Handwritten letter dated July 20, 1959, from Eunice D. Lewis of Jack, Ala.

Item 169: Handwritten letter dated July 20, 1959, from Annie B. Willis of New Brockton, Ala.

Item 170: Handwritten letter dated July 20, 1959, from Nelle R. Latimer of Geneva, Ala.

Item 171: Handwritten letter dated July 20, 1959, from Winnie W. Camp of Perdido, Ala.

Item 172: Handwritten letter dated July 20, 1959 (dated erroneously 1920), from Ethel A. Crumpton of Minter, Ala.

Item 173: Handwritten letter dated July 18, 1959, from Miss M. Whittington of Butler, Ala., and Mrs. E. Hanson of West Point, Miss.

Item 174: Handwritten letter dated July 18, 1959, from Sara M. Collingham of Randolph, Ala.

Item 175: Handwritten letter dated July 20, 1959, from Allie L. Roden of Pisgah, Ala.

Item 176: Handwritten card (undated) from Miriam Locke

Item 177: Program from “Miss Allie Roden Day” held at Pisgah High School in Pisgah, Ala., on April 15, 1956; a note initialed by A.L.R. (Allie L. Roden) is handwritten at the top

Item 178: Handwritten letter dated Aug. 1, 1959, from Alma E. Duke of Lucedale, Miss.

Item 179: Letter dated Aug. 10, 1959, from J. F. Wade, principal at Aliceville High School in Aliceville, Ala.

Item 180: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 5, 1959, from Bessie P. Riley of Monroeville, Ala.

Item 181: Letter dated Aug. 14, 1959, from Dr. J. S. Tarwater, superintendent of the Alabama State Hospitals and the Partlow State School, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Item 182: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 5, 1959, from Kate Kilby Coleman of Auburn, Ala.

Item 183: Handwritten card dated Sept. 5, 1959, from Marie Goar of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 184: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 6, 1959, from Virgie L. Waldrop of Sulligent, Ala.

Item 185: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 7, 1959, from Maizie Barnett of Greenville, Ala.

Item 186: Letter dated Sept. 7, 1959, from Hettie W. Wright of Anniston, Ala.

Item 187: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 6, 1959, from Anna Smith of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 188: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 8, 1959, from Winnie W. Camp of Perdido, Ala.

Item 189: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 7, 1959, from F. J. Jones of Cottonwood, Ala.

Item 190: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 7, 1959, from P. A. Gwin of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Item 191: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 6, 1959, from Myra B. Murphree of Prattville, Ala., former principal of Prattville Elementary School

Item 192: Letter dated Sept. 7, 1959, from W. McK. Wright of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 193: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 5, 1959, from Elizabeth Lenie of Gadsden, Ala.

Item 194: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 7, 1959, from Mamie Shaw of Whatley, Ala.

Item 195: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 7, 1959, from Annie Morton of Newton, Ala.

Item 196: Handwritten postcard dated Sept. 8, 1959, from Ethel Cowart of Greenville, Ala.

Item 197: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 8, 1959, from C. Beatrice Knight of Ashville, Ala.

Item 198: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 8, 1959, from Lillie Gilmer of Sulligent, Ala.

Item 199: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 7, 1959, from Agnes E. Wilkinson of Eufaula, Ala.

Item 200: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 7, 1959, from Ethel Johnston and Mary Gallagher of Montgomery, Ala.

Item 201: Handwritten card (undated) from Mrs. L. P. Troup

Item 202: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 7, 1959, from Myra W. Patterson of Cherokee, Ala.

Item 203: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 10, 1959, from Mrs. Leathe B. Huggins of Coffeeville, Ala.

Item 204: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 7, 1959, from Lelia Kate Poynor of Mount Hebron, Ala.

Item 205: Letter dated Sept. 9, 1959, from Bessie R. England of Marion, Ala.

Item 206: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 9, 1959, from Kip D. Owen of Roanoke, Ala.

Item 207: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 9, 1959, from Florence F. Bentley of Brantley, Ala.

Item 208: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 8, 1959, from W. L. Davis of Rogersville, Ala.

Item 209: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 8, 1959, from Alverta R. Bishop of Lanett, Ala.

Item 210: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 9, 1959, from Amy Hooper of Oxford, Ala.

Item 211: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 10, 1959, from Annie M. Williams and Sallie J. Williams of Albertville, Ala.

Item 212: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 9, 1959, from W. R. and Anna D. Doss of Muscle Shoals, Ala.

Item 213: Letter dated Sept. 14, 1959, from A. A. Matthews of Florence, Ala.

Item 214: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 9, 1959, from Grace Fendley of Oneonta, Ala.

Item 215: Handwritten postcard postmarked Sept. 14, 1959, in Birmingham, Ala., from A. Dew

Item 216: Letter dated Sept. 14, 1959, from Anna Lee Walker, secretary of the Birmingham Education Association

Item 217: Handwritten card dated Sept. 8, 1959, from Kate B. Simpson, with attached envelope postmarked in Montgomery, Ala.

Item 218: Letter dated Sept. 12, 1959, from J. K. Howard and D. W. Prentice of Arab, Ala.

Item 219: Letter dated Sept. 12, 1959, from Susie S. Moon of Livingston, Ala.

Item 220: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 14, 1959, from Mrs. Willie E. Dominey of Montgomery, Ala.

Item 221: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 12, 1959, from Elma Faris Lokey of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 222: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 9, 1959, from Pauline O’Rourke of Mobile, Ala.

Item 223: Handwritten letter dated September of 1959 from Cora W. Lowe of Bessemer, Ala.

Item 224: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 14, 1959, from Lilla Gibbons of Arcardia, Fla.

Item 225: Letter dated Sept. 14, 1959, from Simon B. Harper of Ashford, Ala.

Item 226: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 10, 1959, from Dena Thompson of Pine Apple, Ala.

Item 227: Handwritten postcard dated Sept. 10, 1959, from Roxa Trammell of Five Points, Ala.

Item 228: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 11, 1959, from Effie V. Buckner of Eden, Ala.

Item 229: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 11, 1959, from Sallie E. Lyda of Bridgeport, Ala.

Item 230: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 10, 1959, from Della Mae Raley of North Bend, Ohio

Item 231: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 12, 1959, from Annie F. Carrell of Fort Payne, Ala.

Item 232: Letter dated Sept. 11, 1959, from Charles J. Windham of Andalusia, Ala.

Item 233: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 11, 1959, from Mary Smith Lee of Wadley, Ala.

Item 234: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 9, 1959, from Mayme B. Whittington of Butler, Ala., and Elizabeth Hanson of West Point, Miss.

Item 235: Letter dated Sept. 11, 1959, from Emma Gretzner of Mobile, Ala.

Item 236: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 10, 1959, from Alma E. Duke of Lucedale, Miss.

Item 237: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 10, 1959, from Nan Turner of Bladon Springs, Ala.

Item 238: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 11, 1959, from Mary B. Ormond of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Item 239: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 8, 1959, from Kate L. Simpson of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 240: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 8, 1959, from J. B. Dixon of Whatley, Ala.

Item 241: Letter dated Sept. 8, 1959, from W. J. Robinette of Remlap, Ala.

Item 242: Letter dated Sept. 6, 1959, from Eugene C. Jordan of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 243: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 8, 1959, from Georgia Raney of LaFayette, Ala.

Item 244: Handwritten postcard postmarked Sept. 10, 1959, in Leeds, Ala. from Alta Lee

Item 245: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 9, 1959, from Bertha R. Hogg of Red Level, Ala.

Item 246: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 10, 1959, from Mrs. Autie S. Parker of Moulton, Ala.

Item 247: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 9, 1959, from Rosa W. Mathis of Millport, Ala.

Item 248: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 9, 1959, from Estelle Heard of Lanett, Ala.

Item 249: Letter dated Sept. 10, 1959, from Annie King of Columbiana, Ala.

Item 250: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 9, 1959, from Lelia Harris of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Item 251: Handwritten card dated Sept. 9, 1959, from Edith Sands with attached envelope postmarked in Montgomery, Ala.

Item 252: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 10, 1959, from Effie N. Tidwell of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 253: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 9, 1959, from Allie McElroy of York, Ala.

Item 254: Handwritten postcard dated Aug. 9, 1959, from Lorraine McLaughlin of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 255: Letter dated Sept. 9, 1959, from eight retired teachers of the Fayette County Retired Teachers Association

Item 256: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 10, 1959, from Viola E. Dawson of Leighton, Ala.

Item 257: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 10, 1959, from Nelle R. Latimer of Geneva, Ala.

Item 258: Handwritten postcard postmarked Sept. 10, 1959, from Nona Greene of Dadeville, Ala.

Item 259: Handwritten card dated Sept. 9, 1959, from Mai Hickman of Cullman, Ala.

Item 260: Letter dated Sept. 8, 1959, to Alabama Governor John Patterson, Sen. Aubrey D. Green, and Reps. Jesse E. Harvey and Ira D. Pruitt from Doris Brevard, secretary of the Sumter County Board of Education

Item 261: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 14, 1959, from S. A. Taylor Sr. of Gainesville, Ala.

Item 262: Letter dated Sept. 11, 1959 to Doris Brevard, secretary of the Sumter County Board of Education from Alabama Governor John Patterson

Item 263: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 14, 1959, from Nelle Wallace of Tuskegee, Ala.

Item 264: Letter dated Sept. 15, 1959, from Ann D. England of Marion, Ala.

Item 265: Letter dated Sept. 15, 1959, from Janie May Eppes of Birmingham, writing on behalf of teachers with Birmingham Public Schools

Item 266: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 16, 1959, from Era Mae McRae of LaFayette, Ala.

Item 267: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 13, 1959, from Eugenia Swann of Uniontown, Ala.

Item 268: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 17, 1959, from Lilan E. Barksdale of Athens, Ala.

Item 269: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 16, 1959, from Mrs. L. C. Neill of Leighton, Ala.

Item 270: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 18, 1959, from Mrs. Aeolin B. Johnson of Mobile, Ala.

Item 271: Handwritten card dated Sept. 16, 1959, from Judith Thigpen of Knoxville, Tenn.

Item 272: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 16, 1959, from Valeria McGinty of Camp Hill, Ala.

Item 273: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 17, 1959, from C. Claude Moon of Altoona, Ala.

Item 274: Letter dated Sept. 18, 1959, from Mabel Baker, president of the Dale County Teachers Association in Ozark, Ala.

Item 275: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 19, 1959, from A. L. Bethune of Fort Payne, Ala.

Item 276: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 24, 1959, from Pearl Romine of Florence, Ala.

Item 277: Letter dated Sept. 17, 1959, from the faculty of Sweet Water High School in Sweet Water, Ala.

Item 278: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 23, 1959, from Edna Gibson of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 279: Letter dated Sept. 21, 1959, from Lola Winton Cudlip of San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Item 280: Letter dated Sept. 24, 1959, from Loretta G. Brown and ____ B. Bailey, president and corresponding secretary, respectfully, of the Anniston Teachers Association

Item 281: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 22, 1959, from Jane Peavy of Atmore, Ala.

Item 282: Thank you note (undated) from Mamie L. Johnson of Brewton Ala.

Item 283: Handwritten letter dated Sept. 23, 1959, from Estelle Johnson of Sheffield, Ala.

Item 284: Letter dated Oct. 17, 1959, from Ella Eldora Ballard

Item 285: Letter dated Oct. 20, 1959, from Frances Callen, chairman of the Resolutions Committee of the Birmingham Federation of Teachers

 

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Pruitt Folders – Letters, telegrams, reports & editorials regarding various House bills

Item 1:     Handwritten note regarding preparing amendments

Item 2:     Proposed bill regarding a tax discount for fuel companies

Item 3:     Alabama State House of Representatives roll with note regarding HB 22

Item 4:     Alabama State House of Representatives roll with note regarding HB 94

Item 5:     Tear sheet for ad by the Jefferson County Farm Bureau-Brooks Baker opposing tax increases

Item 6:     Letter dated May 21, 1959, to James Vaughn of York, Ala., from Pruitt, regarding to be completed for a job

Item 7:     Letter dated June 18, 1959, to A.G. Trammell, President of the Local No. 351 United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum and Plastic Workers of America, from Pruitt regarding HB 462 with attached letter from Trammell to Pruitt dated June 16, 1959.

Item 8:     Letter dated May 21, 1959, to Maj. Gen. Henry V. Graham, Adj. Gen., from Pruitt requesting additional personnel for the National Guard Unit in Livingston, Ala.

Item 9:     Letter dated May 21, 1959, to Roger Cobb of Emelle, Ala., from Pruitt regarding to be completed for a job

Item 10: Letter dated June 18, 1959, to Mrs. H. U. Crumpton of Minter, Ala., president of District 2, Alabama Retired Teachers Association, from Pruitt; attached is a letter dated June 5, 1959, from Crumpton to Pruitt supporting HB 143

Item 11: Western Union telegram dated May 19, 1959, from the Alabama State Dental Public Health program president and secretary requesting additional funding

Item 12: Western Union telegram dated May 28, 1959, from Dick Smith opposing a proposed tax on advertising

Item 13: Western Union telegram dated May 27, 1959, from W. A. Moody of the Sylacauga Advance opposing a proposed tax on advertising (HB 321)

Item 14: Letter dated May 13, 1959, from Howard M. Phillips, regarding a budget increase for Alabama College in Montevallo

Item 15: Editorial from the June 28, 1959, edition of The Mobile Press Register entitled “Vital That Legislature Act Wisely on Schools”

Item 16: Letter dated Aug. 7, 1959, from Mrs. G. C. O’Kelley, president of the Alabama Congress of Parents and Teachers regarding HB 92 and 94

Item 17: Letter dated Aug. 14, 1959, from R. L. Adams, president of the Hickory Hill Hunting Club asking legislators to sponsor a bill for licensing and operating shooting preserves in Alabama

Item 18: Letter dated Sept. 9, 1959, from Emmett Perry, solicitor of Alabama’s 10th Judicial Circuit, thanking legislators who supported the Supernumerary Circuit Solicitors’ Bill

Item 19: Editorial from the Aug. 13, 1959, edition of The Mobile Press Register entitled “Vital That Basic Schools Escape Proration”

Item 20: Editorial from the Aug. 14, 1959, edition of The Bessemer Advertiser entitled “Whiskey and Wine: If what Alabama makes makes Alabama…Let’s Make it in Alabama!”

Item 21: Fact sheet by E.W. Skidmore, legislative chairman for the Alabama Association for Mental Health, regarding a seven percent tax increase on liquor with attached sheets of prices and figures

Item 22: Letter dated Sept. 19, 1959, from Drs. John M. Cameron and Harry J. Till regarding requesting funds for the State Cancer Clinics.

Item 23: Letter dated Sept. 28, 1959, to Rep. Joseph W. Smith from Hap Parker of the Alabama Mining Institute regarding HB 539 relating to mine gases and air quality

Item 24: Editorial from the Sept. 12, 1959, edition of The Mobile Press Register entitled “Secret Meetings by Legislators Should Be Vigorously Opposed”

Item 25: Letter dated Sept. 28, 1959, from Lester F. Lawrence thanking legislators for supporting a tax program to better mental health programs and institutions

Item 26: Letter dated Sept. 15, 1959, from Mrs. W. F. Pitts, president of the Phenix City Education Association, thanking Pruitt for supporting education

Item 27: Resolution by the Anniston Teachers Association dated Sept. 2, 1959, thanking legislators for supporting education and adding funds

Item 28: Letter dated Oct. 5, 1959, from the Alabama Wildlife Federation’s Imported Fire Ant Committee regarding an “unjustified eradication campaign” on fire ants

Item 29: Letter dated Oct. 2, 1959, from Dr. M. Vaun Adams of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama supporting additional funds for cancer clinics

Item 30: Letter dated Oct. 2, 1959, from Dr. M. Vaun Adams of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama supporting HB 804 allowing for hospital and nursing home inspectors

Item 31: Letter dated Oct. 1, 1959, from Dr. M. Vaun Adams of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama opposing HB 746 allowing the State Health Officer to elected by state electors

Item 32: Letter dated Oct. 5, 1959, from John K. Williams, executive director of the Alabama Association for Mental Health, regarding appropriations for mental health programs

Item 33: Letter dated Oct. 19, 1959, from Dr. Geo A. Denison, health officer for the Jefferson County Department of Health, regarding HB 761 relating to funding mental health programs for state and county health departments

Item 34: Document entitled “Services of Mental Health Clinics”

Item 35: Document entitled “Case Summary” of a mental health case

Item 36: Letter dated Oct. 14, 1959, from Robert M. Wallace, president of the University of Alabama Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, thanking Pruitt for his efforts in funding education

Item 37: Letter dated Oct. 13, 1959, from the Mobile Firemen Relief Association regarding HB 789 relating to firemen’s work week hours

Item 38: Letter dated Oct. 12, 1959, from Pastor William R. Snell of Camp Hill Baptist Church regarding HB 511 relating to federal tax stamps on alcohol

Item 39: Letter dated Oct. 11, 1959, from Mrs. T. M. Francis, legislative chairman for Alabama Garden Clubs, regarding HB 709, a proposed highway beautification bill

Item 40: Letter dated Oct. 13, 1959, from G. W. Kendrick of Cupples Co. Manufacturers opposing HB 901 restricting the sale of matches

Item 41: Western Union telegram dated Oct 19, 1959, from Henry G. Gobeil supporting HB 975

Item 42: Western Union telegram dated Oct. 12, 1959, from Pastor R. Leland Tindal of the First Baptist Church, Dadeville, supporting HB 511

Item 43: Letter dated Oct. 27, 1959, from Rep. W. Wallace Gross of Scottsboro asking for Pruitt to vote for HB 667 giving women eligibility for jury duty

Item 44: Document entitled “Checklist: Substitute SB 271 vs. Current Law”

Item 45: Letter dated Oct. 22, 1959, from T.M. Francis, Chairman of the Alabama Society of Professional Engineers Legislative Committee, supporting substitute SB 271 and HB 578 regulating engineering and land surveying with attached letter of same date to Alabama Governor John Patterson from same

Item 46: Letter dated Oct. 23, 1959, from P. B. Raiford, executive vice president of the Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce, regarding HB 761 relating to mental health services

Item 47: Memo dated Sept. 18, 1959, from the Alabama Food Council regarding HB 596 regulating and licensing trading stamps issuance

Item 48: Monograph: Huntsville, Alabama: Space Capital of the Free World, with attached business card from Jack Langhorne, publisher of The Huntsville Times.

Item 49: “Report of the Interim Committee on Revision of Laws,” Montgomery, 1959, with attached memo dated April 1959, to Alabama Gov. John Patterson from Virgis M. Ashworth, chairman of the committee

Item 50: Copy 32 of the “Uniform Registration Proposal,” with attached copies of HB 683, 648, 685, and Substitute HB 686

Item 51: Notarized proof of publication document that a copy of the proposed bill to fix compensation for the county solicitor was published in editions from July 30-Aug. 19, 1959 of Our Southern Home in Sumter County; attached is a copy of the bill and a copy of the published legal notice

Item 52: Letter dated July 22, 1959, to Chairman Phillip J. Willingham of the Sumter County Board of Commissioners from Reps. Jesse E. Harvey and Ira D. Pruitt and Sen. Aubrey D. Green regarding the county solicitor’s salary; attached are a letter dated July 7, 1959, from Willingham to the representatives and senator regarding the same, a letter dated July 7, 1959, to the representatives and senator from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding the same, and three copy of the proposed bill relating to the same

 

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Pruitt Folders – Legislative Monographs

Item 1:     Rules of the House of Representative of Alabama, 1959

Item 2:     A Manual for Alabama Legislators, 1959

Item 3:     Address of Governor Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas, June 12, 1959

Item 4:     Message to the Legislature by John Patterson, Governor of Alabama, May 5, 1959

Item 5:     Report of the Legislative Interim Committee on Macon County, Alabama, 1958

 

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Pruitt Folders – General Funds

Item 1:     Document entitled “General Fund” with figures listed under original bills and Ways and Means substitute bills

Item 2:     Ways and Means Substitute for HB1 making appropriations for executive, legislative and judicial state departments’ ordinary expenses and for the interest on public debt and public schools

Item 3:     Ways and Means Substitute for HB1 making appropriations for executive, legislative and judicial state departments’ ordinary expenses and for the interest on public debt and public schools

Item 4:     Document entitled “General Fund” with figures listed under original bills and Ways and Means substitute bills

Item 5:     Carbon copies of documents entitled “Amendment to HB1” with differences in appropriations

 

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Pruitt Folders – Special Education Trust Fund

Item 1:     Document entitled “Alabama Special Education Trust Fund: Condensed Statement of Appropriations by 1957 Legislature, Expenditures for Past Biennium and Appropriations Requested and Recommended next Biennium” (2 copies with handwritten notes)

Item 2:     Carbon copy of Document entitled “Alabama Special Education Trust Fund: Condensed Statement of Appropriations by 1957 Legislature, Expenditures for Past Biennium and Appropriations Requested and Recommended next Biennium

Item 3:     Alabama Special Trust Fund receipts 1954-1961

Item 4:     Alabama Special Trust Fund receipts revised

Item 5:     Proposed Revenue (from taxes)

Item 6:     Carbon copy of handwritten figures of taxes

Item 7:     Carbon copy of handwritten figures of taxes

 

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Pruitt Folders – Finance and Taxation substitute HB15

Item 1:     Ledger sheet with handwritten notes

Item 2:     Editorial entitled “Industry and Schools in Alabama” from the Aug. 9, 1959 edition of The Anniston Star

Item 3:     Editorial entitled “Legislature Faces Duty to go into School Needs” from the Aug. 2, 1959, edition of The Mobile Press Register

Item 4:     Clipping of a news article by Post-Herald correspondent Clarke Stallworth entitled “New Business Tax Called ‘Lowest’”

Item 5:     Clipping of a news article entitled “There are Better Ways”

Item 6:     Clipping of a news article from the Aug. 5, 1959, edition of the Birmingham Post-Herald entitled “Time to Reconsider”

Item 7:     July 9, 1959, edition of the Alabama Journal of Montgomery, Ala.

Item 8:     Letter dated July 3, 1959, to Judge John B. Scott of Montgomery from Guyton Parks, business manager for The Advertiser Company Inc. regarding levying advertising tax

Item 9:     Document entitled “Advertising expenditures for the United States and the State of Alabama with projections of possible revenue to state of Alabama from the proposed 3% ‘Advertising Tax’”

Item 10: Tax exemption figures prepared by the Research Division of the State Department of Revenue, dated July 13, 1959

Item 11: Bill – HB94 levying license tax against people conducting “certain business activities”

Item 12: Document entitled “Senate Floor Amendments Adopted – Finance and Taxation Committee Substitute for HB15” (2 copies)

Item 13: Document entitled “Changes Recommended by Attorney for HB15”

Item 14: Bill – Finance and Taxation Committee Substitute for HB15 (2 copies)

Item 15: Document entitled “Proposed Distribution of $74,000,000 Bond Issue: Estimates Based on Teacher Units for 1958-59” and divided by county and city districts

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Pruitt Folders – Various proposed bills and proposed amendments regarding taxes

Item 1:     Bill relating to license tax and levying an additional tax on construction companies and contractors

Item 2:     Bill relating to tax on new and used automobiles, trucks and semi-trailers, amending section 753 of Title 51, Code of Alabama 1940

Item 3:     Bill relating to tax on new or used automobiles, trucks and semi-trailers, amending Section 788 of Title 51, Code of Alabama 1940

Item 4:     Bill proposing an amendment to the Constitution relative to income taxes for state purposes on net income of corporations

Item 5:     Bill relating to state income tax on corporations, amending section 398 of Title 51, Code of Alabama 1940

Item 6:     Bill proposing an amendment to the Constitution relating to the amount of exemptions in relation to state income tax

Item 7:     Bill relating to the reporting of income of certain taxpayers to the department of revenue, amending Section 393 of Title 51, Code of Alabama 1940

Item 8:     Bill relating to the amount of exemption allowed income taxpayers amending sections 388, 394, and 396 of Title 51, Code of Alabama 1940

 

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Pruitt Folders – Bills on First Reading Second Session Extraordinary Session

Item 1:     House bills on first reading, second extraordinary session, dated Aug. 13, 1959

Item 2:     House bills on first reading, second extraordinary session, dated Aug. 12, 1959

Item 3:     House bills on first reading, second extraordinary session, dated Aug. 11, 1959

Item 4:     House bills on first reading, second extraordinary session, dated Aug. 7, 1959

Item 5:     House bills on first reading, second extraordinary session, dated Aug. 4, 1959

Item 6:     House bills on first reading, second extraordinary session, dated July 31, 1959

Item 7:     House bills on first reading, second extraordinary session, dated July 28, 1959

Item 8:     House bills on first reading, second extraordinary session, dated July 24, 1959

Item 9:     House bills on first reading, second extraordinary session, dated July 21, 1959

Item 10: House bills on first reading, second extraordinary session, dated July 16, 1959

Item 11: House bills on first  reading, second extraordinary session, dated July 14, 1959

Item 12: House bills on first reading, second extraordinary session, dated July 10, 1959

Item 13:House bills on first reading, second extraordinary session, dated July 7, 1959

Item 14:House bills on first reading, second extraordinary session, dated July 2, 1959

Item 15: House bills on first reading, second extraordinary session, dated June 30, 1959

Item 16: House bills on first reading, second extraordinary session, dated June 26, 1959

Item 17: House bills on first reading, second extraordinary session, dated June 24, 1959

 

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Pruitt Folders – Bills on First Reading

Item 1:     Document entitled “State Administration Bills”

Item 2:     House Bills on First Reading, dated Oct. 30, 1959

Item 3:     House Bills on First Reading, dated Oct. 23, 1959

Item 4:     House Bills on First Reading, dated Oct. 21, 1959

Item 5:     House Bills on First Reading, dated Oct. 16, 1959

Item 6:     House Bills on First Reading, dated Oct. 13, 1959

Item 7:     House Bills on First Reading, dated Oct. 9, 1959

Item 8:     House Bills on First Reading, dated Oct. 6, 1959

Item 9:     House Bills on First Reading, dated Oct. 2, 1959

Item 10: House Bills on First Reading, dated Sept. 29, 1959

Item 11: House Bills on First Reading, dated Sept. 25, 1959

Item 12: House Bills on First Reading, dated Sept. 22, 1959

Item 13: House Bills on First Reading, dated Sept. 18, 1959

Item 14: House Bills on First Reading, dated Sept. 15, 1959

Item 15: House Bills on First Reading, dated Sept. 11, 1959

Item 16: House Bills on First Reading, dated Sept. 8, 1959

Item 17: House Bills on First Reading, dated Aug. 25, 1959

Item 18: House Bills on First Reading, dated June 23, 1959

Item 19: House Bills on First Reading, dated June 19, 1959

Item 20: House Bills on First Reading, dated June 16, 1959

Item 21: House Bills on First Reading, dated June 12, 1959

Item 22: House Bills on First Reading, dated June 9, 1959

Item 23: House Bills on First Reading, dated June 5, 1959

Item 24: House Bills on First Reading, dated June 2, 1959

Item 25: House Bills on First Reading, dated May 29, 1959

Item 26: House Bills on First Reading, dated May 26, 1959

Item 27: House Bills on First Reading, dated May 22, 1959

Item 28: House Bills on First Reading, dated May 19, 1959

Item 29: House Bills on First Reading, dated May 15, 1959

Item 30: House Bills on First Reading, dated May 12, 1959

Item 31: House Bills on First Reading, dated May 5, 1959

 

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Pruitt Folders – Letters to Hon. Ira Pruitt concerning various House bills and cases

Item 1:     Letter dated Sept. 21, 1959, from Gov. John Patterson re: HB 748

Item 2:     Letter dated Sept. 22, 1959, from Gov. John Patterson re: HB 716 with attached bill

Item 3:     Letter dated Sept. 25, 1959, from Gov. John Patterson re: HB 716 with attached memorandum to Hon. Charles M. Meriwether from Legal Division

Item 4:     Copy of HB 716 dated Sept. 18, 1959

Item 5:     Handwritten note

Item 6:     Letter dated May 28, 1959, from J. S. Frazer with Ala. Personnel Dept. re: HB 318

Item 7:     Letter dated Sept. 16, 1959, from Gov. John Patterson re: HB 305 with attached bill and memorandum to Gov. Patterson from William C. Younger, Ala. Director of Conservation

Item 8:     Letter dated Sept. 14, 1959, from Gov. John Patterson re: HB 578 with attached bill

Item 9:     Letter dated Sept. 10, 1959, from Gov. John Patterson re: HB 343 and 607 with attached bills

Item 10: Letter dated Sept. 10, 1959, from Gov. John Patterson re: HB 602 with attached bill

Item 11: Letter dated Sept. 10, 1959, from Gov. John Patterson re: HB 624 with attached photocopy of the letter and attached bill

Item 12: Letter dated May 25, 1959, from Gov. John Patterson re: HB 70 with attached bill

Item 13: Letter dated May 25, 1959, from Gov. John Patterson re: HB 84 with attached bill

Item 14: Letter dated May 25, 1959, from Gov. John Patterson re: HB 180 with attached bill

Item 15: Letter dated May 27, 1959, from Gov. John Patterson re: HB 310 with attached bill

Item 16: Letter dated May 27, 1959, from Gov. John Patterson re: HB 318 with attached bill

Item 17: Letter dated June 4, 1959, from Ala. Legal Advisor Ralph Smith in the Governor’s Office re: HB 397 with attached bill

Item 18: Letter dated June 10, 1959, from Ala. Legal Advisor Ralph Smith in the Governor’s Office re: HB 452 with attached bill

Item 19: Letter dated June 10, 1959, from Ala. Legal Advisor Ralph Smith in the Governor’s Office re: HB 453 with attached bill

Item 20: Letter dated June 23, 1959, from Ala. Legal Advisor Ralph Smith in the Governor’s Office re: HB 473 with attached bill and memorandum to Gov. John Patterson from Sam Engelhardt, Ala. Highway Department director.

Item 21: Letter dated May 28, 1959, from Gov. John Patterson re: Alabama Supreme Court case Knox McRae v. State of Alabama with copy of court documents from Oct. 1958-59 term

Item 22: Western Union telegram dated Jul 7, 1959, from H.B. Paulk Grocery Company, sent from Opp, Ala., regarding HB24

 

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Pruitt Folders – Various bills and letters pertaining to legislative matters 

Item 1:     Document dated May 13, 1959, from Ala. State Auditor Mary Texas Hurt Garner re: a general appropriation bill and its potential effect on the Constitutional Office of State Auditor

Item 2:     A bill to “provide for the maintenance of law, peace and order in the operation of schools in Alabama without the use of military forces…”

Item 3:     Bill – Coordinating Committee Substitute to SB 316 to “implement the powers of the Governor as conservator of the peace and to authorize the Governor to close any school…”

Item 4:     Bill – Coordinating Committee Substitute to SB 317 to “implement the powers of the Governor as conservator of the peace throughout the state and to “define such powers with respect to the operation of public schools”

Item 5:     Letter dated Sept. 9, 1959, from Emmett Perry, Circuit Solicitor of the 10th Judicial Circuit of Alabama with attached proposed bill amending Section 19 of Title 42 of the 1940 Code of Alabama

Item 6:     Bill – Substitute for HB 58 relating to benefits for law enforcement

Item 7:     Bill – Substitute for HB 1 relating to annual appropriations for schools

Item 8:     Bill – Substitute for HB 1 relating to annual appropriations for schools

Item 9:     Open letter to the Legislature dated May 23, 1959, re: a “good small loan

bill”

Item 10: General Fund document

Item 11: Document of Funds other than General Fund

Item 12: Bill – SB 37 relating to the protection of game

Item 13: Bill – Substitute for SB 33 relating to salvage

Item 14: Bill – SB 36 relating to the protection of game

Item 15: Document relating to amending appropriations to state treasurer

Item 16: Bill to make “annual appropriations for the support, maintenance and development of public education in Alabama” for years ending 1960 and 1961

Item 17: Bill to “make appropriations for the ordinary expenses of the executive, legislative and judicial departments of the State”

Item 18: Letter to the Alabama Legislature from Oakley Melton, clerk for the Alabama House of Representatives with attached proposed bills regarding the Alabama Medical Association and Alabama Chiropractors Association

Item 19: Bill amending Section 3 of Act 443 approved on Aug. 28, 1953

Item 20: Bill dated May 13, 1959, to repeal the Act of September 18, 1957 entitled “an act to provide for the further promotion of river development” in Alabama

Item 21: A Proclamation by the Governor (John Patterson) signed June 23, 1959, that the Alabama Legislature convene in extraordinary session on June 24, 1959

Item 22: Bill – to make “annual appropriations for the support, maintenance and development of public education in Alabama” for years ending 1960 and 1961

Item 23: Bill – providing for the relocation of utility facilities when necessitated by federal aid highway system projects

 

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Pruitt Folders – Alabama Education Commission

Item 1:     Report of the Committee on Higher Education, 1958

 

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Pruitt Folders – Various bills and letters pertaining to legislative matters

Item 1:     Letter dated Nov. 17, 1959, from Asa Rountree Jr., Ala. Dept. of Aeronautics director

Item 2:     Letter dated Nov. 16, 1959, from E.T. York Jr., Alabama Polytechnic Institute Ext. Service director, regarding a statewide meeting on cotton to be held in Auburn. Also enclosed is a copy of a letter the Ext. Service is sending to “key people in agriculture and related industries” regarding the same.

Item 3:     Handwritten letter dated May 7, 1959, from a Mrs. Fischer of Birmingham thanking Pruitt for his efforts in education

Item 4:     Letter to Hon. George C. Johnson from Pruitt dated Sept. 3, 1959, with attached HB 328 and explanatory letter.

Item 5:     Ways and Means Committee Roll Call – Public HearingItem 6: Roll of the Senate

Item 7:     Ways and Means Committee Roll Call – Auto

Item 8:     Ways and Means Committee Roll Call – Construction

Item 9:     Ways and Means Committee Roll Call – Construction

Item 10: Handwritten note from Earl McNeill, clerk of the Circuit Court of Camden, Alabama, with attached copies of blank invoice from William M. Cook, Gulf Oil products distributor

Item 11: Handwritten note from Earl McNeill, clerk of the Circuit Court of Camden, Alabama, with attached copies of blank invoice from William M. Cook, Gulf Oil products distributor; envelope postmarked Aug. 22, 1959

Item 12: Letter dated Sept. 2, 1959, from Leo A. Hoegh, director of the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization under the Executive Office of the President, regarding Protected Emergency Operating Centers for State Government with a brief monograph about same attached

Item 13: Open Letter to the Alabama Legislature dated Sept. 3, 1959, from the Alabama State Chiropractic Association regarding the Salk vaccine for polio with attached article from the September 1959 issue of Prevention

Item 14: Letter dated Sept. 4, 1959, from Harry de Buys of Birmingham thanking Pruitt for his help in passing HB 139

Item 15: Letter dated Sept. 3, 1959, from Joseph O. Kilgore, assistant director of the Alabama Dept. of Conservation, expressing appreciation for Pruitt’s interest in conservation matters during 1959 Regular Session

Item 16:  Letter from Leland Jones, director of the Alabama Planning & Industrial Development Board regarding the December 1959 Southeast Exhibit of Business Opportunities, which showcases items bought by U.S. military branches. Attached is a brochure of items purchased by the Dept. of Defense

Item 17: Schedule for education hearings dated March 31-April 7, 1959

Item 18: Actual expenditures past biennium and estimates of expenditures for biennium 1960-61 for personal services at Livingston State College; actual condition of fund past biennium and estimated condition of fund for biennium 1960-62 for Livingston State College; supplementary statement of minimum building needs for Livingston State College; Letter dated Jan. 9, 1959, to Livingston State College Delos P. Culp from Executive Secretary Gordon W. Sweet of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

Item 19: Letter dated Nov. 14, 1959, to Mrs. Mary E. Causey of York from Pruitt regarding a notice of appointment to serve Sumter County as notary public

Item 20: Letter dated Nov. 13, 1959, from Winston Stewart, executive secretary for the Association of County Commissioners of Alabama offering congratulations

Item 21: Resolution of Appreciation dated Nov. 3, 1959, from the Cullman County Teachers’ Association

Item 22: Letter dated Aug. 20, 1959, from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. regarding a local bill’s being offered to increase compensation for the Sumter County Solicitor; attached is an envelope from Earl McNeill, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Camden, Ala.

Item 23: Letter dated Sept. 5, 1959, from W. M. Cook, Distributor, with attached copies jobber price lists from Gulf Accessory Merchandise

Item 24: Bill – to amend Section 697 of Title 51, Code of Alabama (1940)

Item 25: Monograph – Regular Session 1959, House Calendar No. 27, 29th Day, Oct. 21, 1959, H.333

Item 26: Monograph – Regular Session 1959, House Calendar No. 24, 26th Day, Oct. 9, 1959, H.333

Item 27: Letter dated Oct. 1, 1959, from Harry H. Haden, Commissioner of Revenue of the State of Alabama, regarding salary adjustments for certain state employees

Item 28: Bill – to provide for the licensing and operation of privately owned shooting preserves

Item 29: Letter dated Oct. 1, 1959, from Executive Vice President E. E. Hale of the Alabama Forest Products Association regarding HB 686 with attached bill

Item 30: Letter dated Nov. 9, 1959, from Engineer/Manager E. N. Rodgers of the Alabama Road Builders Association regarding SB 335 with attached comparison of present licensing law and requirements of the bill

Item 31: Letter dated Oct. 31, 1959, to Mr. William E. Mellown Jr. at Saks School in Anniston, Ala., from Pruitt regarding HB 749, 750, and 751

Item 32: Letter dated Oct. 28, 1959, from William E. Mellown Jr., principal of Saks School in Anniston, Ala., regarding HB 149, 750 and 751

Item 33: Letter dated Oct. 26, 1959, from E. T. York Jr., director of the Alabama Polytechnic Institute thanking Pruitt for his support in education

Item 34: Letter dated Oct. 28, 1959, from Frank R. Broadway, president of Corporate Group Service of Alabama, replying to a letter from Pruitt

Item 35: Letter dated Oct. 27, 1959, from Executive Director Ed E. Reid of the Alabama League of Municipalities regarding SB 92 relating to arbitrary restriction on municipal licensing of small loan businesses

Item 36: Letter dated Oct. 14, 1959, from Mrs. Lilybel G. Bounds, secretary for the Washington County Teachers Association, expressing gratitude for Pruitt’s work on school finance measures

Item 37: Letter dated Oct. 31, 1959, to Vice-President J. Wesley Davis of the Bank of York from Pruitt regarding HB 790 with attached copy of a letter dated Oct. 16, 1959, from Davis to Hon. Charles H. Adams
 

Pruitt Folders

 

Folder 35: Pruitt

Pruitt Folders

Item 1:     Letter dated Oct. 1, 1959, from Fred A. Carnell of the American Liberty Insurance Company regarding recodification of insurance laws in Alabama.

Item 2:     Letter dated Sept. 4, 1959, from Gov. John Patterson regarding HB 139 with attached memorandum to Alabama Commissioner of Revenue Harry Haden from Chief Travis Williams Jr. of the Sales Tax Division

Item 3:     Letter dated Sept. 28, 1959, from C. O. Mason of C. O. Mason Insurance Company of Pine Hill, Ala.

Item 4:     Letter dated Sept. 28, 1959, to the Hon. Charles Merriwether, Alabama Director of Finance, from C. O. Mason of C. O. Mason Insurance Company

Item 5:     Monograph - Regular Session 1959, House Calendar No. 22, 24th Day, Oct. 2, 1959, HB 333

Item 6:     Letter dated Sept. 22, 1959, from Bill Agee of Stewart, King and McKenzie Wholesale Grocers of Selma, Ala., regarding HB 596

Item 7:     Letter dated Sept. 24, 1959, to the Hon. Charles Cooper, Alabama Director of Legislative Reference Service, from Pruitt regarding obtaining prices of truck and tractor tags in several states

Item 8:     Statement of Condition dated Dec. 31, 1958, from the American Liberty Insurance Company of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 9:     Monograph – A Series of Messages About Insurance by the American Liberty Insurance Company of Birmingham, Ala.

Item 10: Letter dated Oct. 9, 1959, from Sam Engelhardt, Alabama State Highway Director, regarding an investigation of the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 and U.S. Highway 11 near Cuba in Sumter County.

Item 11: Letter dated Oct. 19, 1959, to Mr. W. A. Bratton of Livingston, Ala., from Gov. John Patterson regarding an appointment as License Inspector for Greene, Sumter and Hale counties.

Item 12: Letter dated Oct. 22, 1959, to Dr. Margaret Quayle of Tuscaloosa, Ala., from Pruitt regarding HB 761.

Item 13: Letter dated Oct. 22, 1959, to the Hon. Sam Engelhardt, Alabama State Highway Director, from Pruitt, regarding the erecting of a stop sign and blinker light at the intersection of U.S. Highway 11 and 80 near Cuba, Ala.

Item 14: Letter dated Oct. 24, 1959, to Mr. C. A. Pruitt, Superintendent of Education in Tuskegee, Ala., from Pruitt regarding an undisclosed matter the two had previously discussed

Item 15: Letter dated Oct. 24, 1959, to Attorney Dan T. McCall Jr. of Mobile, Ala., from Pruitt regarding a recent telephone conversation between the two.

Item 16: Letter dated Oct. 24, 1959, to Willard Steinhilber of Epes, Alabama, from Pruitt regarding negotiating a refund under the Gasoline Tax Division for gasoline Steinhilber purchased.

Item 17: Letter dated Oct. 23, 1959, from C.O. Mason Insurance Agency.

Item 18: Letter dated Oct. 16, 1959, to Mr. J. A. Minus Sr. from Pruitt regarding taxing a church for material used in remodeling.

Item 19: Letter dated Oct. 14, 1959, from Travis Williams Jr., Chief of the Alabama Sales Tax Division, regarding taxation of materials for church repairs and renovations.

Item 20: Monograph – Report No. 1147 of the 86th Congress, 1st Session of the House of Representatives, ordered to be printed on Sept. 3, 1959

Item 21: Letter dated Oct. 13, 1959, from W. Travis Sims with Capitol Brokerage Company of Montgomery, Ala., regarding HB 901, a proposed bill prohibiting the sale of all matches except safety matches.

Item 22: Memo dated Oct. 9, 1959, from Milton R. Durrett regarding HB 901Item 23: Resolution of appreciation from the Tarrant Teachers’ Association

Item 24: Letter dated Oct. 16, 1959, to Mr. Tom Graves of Demopolis, Alabama, from Pruitt regarding HB 901

Item 25: Handwritten notes regarding various House and Senate bills

Item 26: Letter dated Oct. 12, 1959, to Travis Williams, Chief of the Alabama State Sales Tax Division, from Pruitt regarding HB 92 and 94 relating to materials used in repair of church buildings

Item 27: Letter dated Oct. 12, 1959, to the Rev. W. L. Ezell of York, Alabama, from Pruitt regarding HB 511

Item 28: Letter dated Oct. 12, 1959, to the Rev. O. D. Mason of York, Alabama, from Pruitt regarding HB 511

Item 29: Letter dated Oct. 12, 1959, to Miss Natalie Leitch of Livingston, Alabama, from Pruitt regarding an inquiry into “old age benefits”

Item 30: Letter dated Oct. 8, 1959, to the Hon. Sam Engelhardt, Alabama State Highway Director, from Pruitt regarding a marker to be erected at the intersection of U.S. Highways 80 and 11

Item 31: Resolution by the Sumter County Ministerial Association dated Oct. 5, 1959, urging legislators to support HB 511 relating to the sale of liquor

Item 32: Letter dated Oct. 10, 1959, to Mr. W. T. Carroll of Epes, Ala., from Pruitt regarding an application to a State job

Item 33: HB 515 relating to the control and eradication of the fire ant

Item 34: Letter dated Oct. 3, 1959, to Mr. Bert H. Grace of York, Ala., from Pruitt Item 35: Letter dated Oct. 3, 1959, to Mr. C. O. Mason of Pine Hill, Ala., from Pruitt

Item 36: Letter dated Oct. 1, 1959, from the Alabama Amusement Association regarding HB 767

Item 37: HB amending Section 613 of Title 51 of the Code of Alabama (1940) relating to vending machines

Item 38: Monograph – Regular Session 1959, House Calendar No. 14, 16th Day, Aug. 25, 1959

Item 39: A resolution dated Sept. 21, 1959, by the City of Sylacauga, Alabama, expressing appreciation to the Alabama Legislature

Item 40: Letter dated Sept. 25, 1959, from the Alabama Sheriffs’ and Peace Officers’ Association regarding a pending retirement bill

Item 41: Letter dated Sept. 23, 1959, from the McLean Milling Company

Item 42: Letter dated Sept. 25, 1959, to Mr. George Bliss Jones of Montgomery, Alabama, from Pruitt

Item 43: Letter dated Sept. 24, 1959, from Claude E. Boles, Geneva County Engineer, regarding HB 96 relating to county engineers’ salary

Item 44: Letter dated Sept. 21, 1959, to Mr. J. L. Spidle of Coatopa, Alabama, from Pruitt regarding Spidle’s reappointment as a member of the Board of Equalization of Sumter County

Item 45: Letter dated Sept. 21, 1959, to Mr. J. E. Bryant of Ward, Alabama, from Pruitt regarding Bryant’s reappointment as a member of the Board of Equalization of Sumter County

Item 46: Letter dated Sept. 21, 1959, to Mr. Russell N. Cobb of Livingston, Alabama, from Pruitt regarding Cobb’s reappointment as a member of the Board of Equalization of Sumter County

Item 47: Letter dated Sept. 21, 1959, to Mr. W. P. McLean of Eutaw, Alabama, from Pruitt

Item 48: Letter dated Sept. 28, 1959, from Gulf Oil Products regarding HB 133 relating to gasoline distributors’ compensation

Item 49: Letter dated Sept. 29, 1959, to the Hon. R. C. Bamberg from Pruitt and marked “Personal”

Item 50: Letter dated Sept. 19, 1959, to Mr. Leon P. Thomas of York, Alabama, from Pruitt regarding HB 133 relating to gasoline distributors’ compensation

Item 51: Letter dated Sept. 19, 1959, to Mr. Earle Long of York, Alabama, regarding HB 133

Item 52: Letter dated Sept. 19, 1959, to Mr. T. B. Jarman of York, Ala., regarding HB 133

Item 53: Letter dated Sept. 19, 1959, to Mr. Glynn Keys of York, Ala., regarding HB 133

Item 54: Letter dated Aug. 25, 1959, from Patrick W. Richardson, attorney, of Huntsville, Ala., with an attached resolution by the University of Alabama, Huntsville Center, Advisory Committee, regarding the City of Huntsville’s donation of funds for educational purposes

Item 55: House Bills on First Reading, Sept. 8, 1959

 

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Pruitt Folders – Letters and documents regarding various House bills

Item 1:     Alabama State House of Representatives Roll for the bill substitute for S197

Item 2: Alabama State House of Representatives Roll

Item 3:     Monograph – Regular Session 1959, House Calendar No. 34, 26th Day, Nov. 12, 1959, S.92 and S.86

Item 4:     Ways and Means Committee Agenda dated Sept. 9, 1959

Item 5:     Letter dated Sept. 3, 1959, from Julian E. Elgin, Chairman of the Alabama Fire Ant Committee, regarding HB 515 in relation to a fire ant eradication program; attached is a progress report on the prgram

Item 6:     Letter dated Sept. 4, 1959, from Vincent F. Kilborn, Chairman of the Mobile Chamber of Commerce Aviation Committee, regarding HB 278 in relation to a tax reduction on aviation fuel

Item 7:     Letter dated Sept. 4, 1959, to Rep. Sim A. Thomas of Barbour County from Mrs. Patrick Pruitt, President of the Trustees and Friends Section of the Alabama Library Association, objecting to lowering qualifications for the Director of Alabama Public Library Service Division position

Item 8:     Open letter to the legislature dated Sept. 4, 1959, from C. H. Erskine Smith of the Committee on Small Loan Studies of the Junior Bar Section, Alabama Bar Association, regarding Substitute HB 102 and HB 201, both of which relate to small loans

Item 9:     Two copies of a bill relating to funding a $50,000 renovation for the State Capitol’s basement with handwritten notes on back

Item 10: Amendments to/substitute bills for SB 197 relating to funding a $50,000 renovation for the State Capitol’s basement

Item 11: Letter dated Nov. 10, 1959, from Cordelia H. Roton of the Alabama State Legislative Reference Service requesting the return of a loaned report

Item 12: Memorandum dated Sept. 30, 1959, from the Alabama State Legislative Reference Service regarding compiling a report requested by Pruitt

Item 13: Documents (including copies of bills, substitute bills and a memo with a list of figures) regarding truck registration laws in Alabama

Item 14: Copy No. 33 of the Uniform Registration Proposal (relating to truck registration laws/fees in Alabama)

Item 15: Notice in Writing to the Speaker of the House regarding an amendment to the order of business on the next legislative day

Item 16: Letter dated Sept. 21, 1959, from George Bliss Jones, Executive Director of the Alabama Railroad Association, regarding the Uniform Registration Proposal in Alabama; attached are two copies each of letters dated June 5 and June 16 of 1959 to Bliss from E. R. Feldman, Highway Engineer with the Association of American Railroads, both also regarding the Uniform Registration Proposal in Alabama

Item 17: Alabama State House of Representatives Roll for passing HB 686 as amended

Item 18: Bill to amend Section 697 of Title 51, Code of Alabama 1940, relating to license taxes imposed on trucks using previously taxed fuel

Item 19: Proposed amendment to Substitute HB 686

Item 20: Bound copy of the Report on the Aviation Gasoline Tax in Alabama by three former chairs and/or members of the Alabama Aeronautics Commission

 

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Pruitt Folders – Letters and documents regarding various House bills

Item 1:     Two Proof of Publication sheets from the State of Alabama with attached manila folder

Item 2:     Roll of the Senate

Item 3:     Roll of the House

Item 4:     Roll of the House

Item 5:     Roll of the House with handwritten notes regarding HB 94

Item 6:     Roll of the House

Item 7:     Roll of the House

Item 8:     Handwritten notes

Item 9:     Roll of the Senate

Item 10: Notes/figures regarding HB 94

Item 11: Newspaper clipping: “Cowikee Mills Official States Position on Tax”

Item 12: Roll of the House

Item 13: Letter dated July 29, 1959, from Executive Vice President Harold E. Streetman of the Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama

Item 14: Letter dated Aug. 1, 1959, to Mr. Bert Grace of York, Alabama, from Pruitt

Item 15: Letter dated Aug. 8, 1959, to Mr. Warren C. Grant of York, Alabama, from Pruitt

Item 16: Letter dated Aug. 8, 1959, to Mr. Frank Allison of Livingston, Alabama, from Pruitt

Item 17: Two articles by Ned Morton of Fosters, Alabama, one entitled “Who Pays Taxes,” and the other entitled “Why did God Create Suffering and Pain?”

Item 18: Letter dated Aug. 6, 1959, from Bert H. Grace, Manager of Superior Insurance Service thanking Pruitt for getting him four units of the State Insurance business

Item 19: Memorandum dated Aug. 6, 1959, to the Board of Directors for the Alabama Association for Mental Health from Legislative Chairman E. W. Skidmore regarding communication with a Special Committee of the Legislature

Item 20: Letter dated Aug. 7, 1959, from Warren S. Reese Jr. of Reese & Reese, attorneys of Montgomery, Alabama, regarding a retirement bill for Alabama law enforcement officers

Item 21: Letter dated Aug. 3, 1959, from Marcus E. McConnell Jr., attorney, of Livingston, Alabama, regarding a proposed Interstate route through Sumter County, with attached copies of a plat of land abstracted and a letter from the Alabama State Highway Department.

Item 22: Agreement between the Alabama State Highway Department and Sumter County for a street improvement project in Bellamy.

Item 23: Letter to Mr. Roger G. Cobb of Emelle, Alabama, from Pruitt

Item 24: Monograph – Second Special Session 1959, House Calendar No. 1, 3rd  Day, June 30, 1959

Item 25: Letter dated July 1, 1959, from Sara Blackerby, Chief Clerk in the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office, expressing gratitude.

Item 26: Letter dated July 1, 1959, to Director John S. Frazer of the Alabama State Personnel Department from Pruitt regarding an application for Roger Gilbert Cobb for right-of-way engineer

Item 27: Western Union telegram dated July 6, 1959, from Frank R. Broadway of the Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama regarding tax increases for automobile owners

Item 28: Western Union telegram dated July 8, 1959, from Mark Hodo, President of the Alabama Motorists Association, voicing opposition to sales tax increases on automobiles

Item 29: Monograph – Second Special Session 1959, House Calendar No. 3, 5th Day, July 7, 1959

Item 30: Newspaper clipping: “Editorials: Basic Education Deserves Separate Budget Practice” from the July 1, 1959, edition of The Mobile Register

Item 31: Pamphlet: Alabama Automotive Tax Facts (for FY 1957-58), compiled by the Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama, Inc.

Item 32: Confirmation copy of a Western Union telegram from Frank R. Broadway of the Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama Inc.

Item 33: Letter dated July 3, 1959, from E. W. Skidmore, Legislative Chairman of the Alabama Association for Mental Health, regarding tax increases on liquor and beer to generate additional revenue for mental institutions

Item 34: Western Union telegram dated July 7, 1959, from M.C. Hines, Chairman of the Legislative Committee of the Alabama Trucking Association, opposing automotive sales tax increases

Item 35: Handwritten notes regarding HB 2-7, 25, 33, and 34

Item 36: Letter dated July 6, 1959, from Principal J. F. Wade at Aliceville High School supporting a tax on bottled drinks to raise school funds

Item 37: Western Union telegram dated July 6, 1959, from D.C. Allen, President of the Alabama Farm Equipment Association Inc. opposing farm equipment tax increases

Item 38: Letter dated July 6, 1959, from Milton R. Durrett, Manager of the Alabama Food Council of the Alabama Merchants Association, opposing HB 24, which proposed taxing bottled drinks

Item 39: Letter dated July 10, 1959, from Gladys Chappel and Coy Jeffcoat, President and Secretary/Treasurer of the Teachers of Choctaw County, regarding providing funds for Alabama schools.

Item 40: Letter dated July 13, 1959, from retired teacher Lillian Shields regarding HB 7.

Item 41: Letter dated July 15, 1959, from A.F. Lee, Deputy Commissioner for the Alabama Board of Corrections, regarding visitation for a state prison inmate with attached letter from Lee to the visitor

Item 42: Letter dated July 16, 1959 from Rep. Bill Nichols regarding HB 94

Item 43: Monograph – Second Special Session 1959, House Calendar No. 6, 8th Day, July 15, 1959, H.38

Item 44: Note dated July 14, 1959, regarding use of the Athelstan Club in Mobile, Ala.

Item 45: Letter dated July 17, 1959, from Pruitt to the Hon. Bill Nichols regarding HB 94

Item 46: Letter dated July 17, 1959, from Warren S. Reese Jr. regarding a bill providing retirement benefits for Alabama law enforcement officers, with attached copy of the bill

Item 47: Letter dated July 16, 1959, from E. N. Rodgers, engineer-manager of the Alabama Road Builders’ Association Inc., protesting HB 70 relating to raising funds for schools through increasing fees for motor vehicle registration

Item 48: Letter dated July 17, 1959, from Robert H. Wilder, Department Commander of the Alabama department of The American Legion, expressing thanks for Pruitt’s interest in securing appropriation to the Department of Veterans Affairs

Item 49: Undated letter from Dr. C. C. McLean of Birmingham regarding HB 489, a bill requiring poliomyelitis vaccination in schools

Item 50: Letter dated July 15, 1959, from Walter L. Randolph, President of the Alabama Farm Bureau Federation, regarding HB 91, 92, 93, and 94 relating to sales and use tax

Item 51: Bill changing rates of state use tax and eliminating certain exemptions; bill is a substitute for HB 92

Item 52: Amendment to HB 94

Item 53: Monograph: Second Special Session 1959, House Calendar No. 2, 4th Day, July 2, 1959, H.30 and H.37

Item 54: Invitation to the wedding reception of Mr. and Mrs. James Gordon Atkins hosted by bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Minor Meriwether

Item 55: Memo dated July 11, 1959, from Ed E. Reid, Executive Director of the Alabama League of Municipalities, with an attached letter that Mr. Reid sent to various mayors and city commissioners regarding HB 94, which would raise money for schools

Item 56: Official Route Map of the East-West All Star Game of the Alabama House of Representatives

Item 57: Letter dated July 11, 1959, from J. Allen Reynolds Jr., President of the University of Alabama Alumni Association, Montgomery Chapter, inviting Pruitt to dinner and a sneak preview of the film “Eleven O’clock in Alabama,” which was produced in Hollywood and tells the story of Alabama and the university.

Item 58: Bill: HB 15, dated June 24, 1959

Item 59: Letter dated July 24, 1959, from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. of Livingston, Alabama, with an attached copy of a proposed bill to fix the compensation of the Sumter County solicitor at $1,800.00

Item 60: Letter dated July 24, 1959, from Marcus E. McConnell Jr. of Livingston, Alabama, regarding increasing salary of Sumter County solicitor

Item 61: Letter dated July 22, 1959, from G. O. Segrest, M.D., of Mobile, Alabama, regarding increasing funding for state mental hospitals

Item 62: Letter dated July 20, 1959, from Bedford Seale, Chairman of the Alabama State Fair Board of Managers, regarding the 13th annual state fair

Item 63: Letter dated July 25, 1959, from Pruitt to the Hon. Oakley Melton, Clerk of the Alabama House of Representatives, requesting an affidavit for proof of publication

Item 64: Letter dated July 25, 1959, from Bert H. Grace of York, Alabama, soliciting business for his insurance company

Item 65: Letter dated July 26, 1959, from Pruitt to Bert H. Grace in response to his July 25 letter

Item 66: A bill providing for the licensing of privately owned shooting preserves and giving the Director of Conservation authority to regulate its operation

 

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Pruitt Folders – Letters and documents regarding various House bills

Item 1:     Bill providing funds to help local boards of education to build, purchase, alter, enlarge, improve, repair, and equip school buildings/housing, playgrounds, and buses

Item 2:     Letter dated March 24, 1959, from E. C. Nall, Civil Air Patrol Commander at the Alabama Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force) in Birmingham, Ala., regarding appropriation

Item 3:     Bill amending Section 104 of Title 55, Code of Alabama 1940, relating to the lapsing of appropriations

Item 4:     Department of Agriculture and Industries document outlining the use of funds should a requested increase be approved

Item 5:     Monograph – Regular Session 1959, House Calendar No. 4, 6th Day, May 22, 1959, H.147

Item 6:     Pamphlet entitled Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the 86th Congress, First Session in which appears “The Facts About the Kennedy-Ervin Labor Bill: Speech of Hon. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts in the Senate of the United States, Wednesday, April 29, 1959”

Item 7:     Letter dated May 16, 1959, from Sen. John F. Kennedy regarding the Kennedy- Ervin Labor-Management Reform Bill

Item 8:     Letter dated May 22, 1959, to the Finance and Taxation and Ways and Means committees from E. E. Hale of the Alabama Forest Products Association of Montgomery, Ala., regarding a request for additional funds for the Division of Forestry; attached is a document entitled “The State Budget of the Division of Forestry”

Item 9:     Letter dated May 8, 1959, from Phillip J. Hamm, director of the George C. Wallace Vocational Trade School in Dothan, Ala., inviting Pruitt to be a special guest at graduation with attached letter dated May 23, 1959, to Hamm from Pruitt expressing regrets

Item 10: Letter dated May 20, 1959, from T. A. Markham, secretary-treasurer of the Sumter County Cattleman’s Association in Livingston, Ala., inviting 1958 members to renew membership

Item 11: Letter dated May 20, 1959, from Mr. and Mrs. John Ray Nelson asking for appropriation for the State Library Service Division so that Baldwin, Escambia and Monroe counties has a chance to get a regional library with attached reply dated May 23, 1959, to the Nelsons from Pruitt

Item 12: Letter dated May 21, 1959, from J. J. Hammack, secretary-treasurer of the A.E.A. unit at Livingston College, Livingston, Ala., expressing thanks for Pruitt’s work in education with attached reply dated May 23, 1959, to Hammack from Pruitt

Item 13: Letter dated May 21, 1959, from E. N. Rodgers, engineer-manager of the Alabama Road Builders’ Association Inc. in Montgomery, Ala., regarding the association’s goals and needs

Item 14: Letter dated May 19, 1959, from Harold F. Wood, president of Wood Chevrolet Co. Inc. in Birmingham, Ala., opposing a proposed tax on new and used automobiles

 Item 15: Letter dated May 22, 1959, from Tally Dillard, president of the University Hospital Auxiliary in Birmingham, Ala., regarding the quality of work done at University Hospital and Hillman Clinic with attached newspaper article (undated) from entitled “Bit of wire becomes missile – Mower hurls wire into boy’s heart; surgery saves him”

Item 16: Letter dated May 22, 1959, from Joe L. Jennings of the West Point Manufacturing Company of West Point, Ga., requesting more financial support for colleges, specifically naming Alabama College

Item 17: Letter dated May 23, 1959, from Thomas H. Boggs, circuit solicitor of the 17th Judicial Circuit in Linden, Ala., regarding a solicitor’s retirement bill with attached reply to Boggs from Pruitt

Item 18: Letter dated May 23, 1959, from Marie Crosland, president of the Alabama Federation of Humane Societies requesting votes for HB90 preventing the selling and giving of baby chicks, ducklings, and rabbits as playthings

Item 19: Letter dated May 25, 1959, to Sam M. Engelhardt Jr., director of the Alabama State Highway Department, from Pruitt, asking that Mr. J. O. Shaw of Cuba, Ala., be considered for a job

Item 20: Letter dated May 27, 1959, from Mark Hodo, president of the Alabama Motorists Association in Birmingham, Ala., opposing HB122 and HB123, which propose a sales tax increase on automobiles

Item 21: Pamphlet entitled “Alabama Automotive Tax Facts” published by The Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama Inc.

Item 22: Letter dated May 27, 1959, from Don Drennen Sr. of Don Drennen Motor Co. Inc. in Ensley, Ala., opposing a sales tax increase on automobiles

Item 23: Letter dated May 29, 1959, from John H. Anders Jr. of Anders Motor Company in Northport, Ala., opposing a sales tax increase on automobiles

Item 24: Letter dated May 28, 1959, from Dr. J. S. Tarwater, superintendent of Alabama State Hospitals and the Partlow State School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., thanking Pruitt for the speedy amendment to a bill funding the training of psychiatric nurses

Item 25: Letter dated May 28, 1959, from E. W. Skidmore, legislative chairman of the Alabama Association for Mental Health, notifying of a study done on the state’s mental hospitals and requesting help for the hospitals’ “tragic and inhumane condition”

Item 26: Memorandum (undated) to the officers and directors of the Alabama Association for Mental Health from E. W. Skidmore, the association’s legislative chairman, regarding a legislative program to correct existing conditions in state hospitals

Item 27: Letter dated May 30, 1959, to Sgt. Harry Leitch of Livingston, Ala., from Pruitt regarding an earlier letter from a General Graham

Item 28: Handwritten memo dated May 8, 1959, from James Pruett regarding a bill (unnamed, unnumbered)

Item 29: Letter dated May 30, 1959, to James Pruett, president of Capital Trailways of Montgomery, Ala., from Pruitt regarding a proposed bill that would reduce revenue from sale of certain vehicle licenses

Item 30: Letter dated May 25, 1959, from Jos. P. Stallworth Jr. of Stallworth Furniture Company in York, Ala., supporting a proposed bill to eliminate buying of separate state license by furniture dealers in each county in which they operate

Item 31: Letter dated May 28, 1959, from P. C. White, president of the Alabama Trucking Association in Montgomery, Ala., opposing a sales tax increase on motor vehicles

Item 32: Letter dated May 29, 1959, from Henry Walker of the Southern Railway System’s Law Department opposing HB314 in relation to the equipment of railway track motor cars used for transporting employees

Item 33: Letter dated May 26, 1959, from Henry V. Graham, Maj. General to the Adj. General, regarding enlisting new members to the National Guard Unit at Livingston, Ala.

Item 34: Handwritten letter dated June 1, 1959, from Roger Cobb of Emelle, Ala., regarding to be sent from Sam Engelhardt of the Alabama State Highway Department; attached are letters dated June 2, 1959, and June 6, 1959, to Cobb from Pruitt

Item 35: Letter dated June 6, 1959, to James W. Vaughan of York, Ala., from Pruitt regarding an application for examination for employment with the Alabama State Highway Department

Item 36: Letter dated May 20, 1959, from W. J. Holladay, general manager of the Alabama Telephone Company in Fayette, Ala., supporting a bill to protect telephone companies from unnecessary losses associated with wrongful tolls; attached is a copy of the bill

Item 37: Letter dated June 3, 1959, to Phillip J. Willingham, T. J. Steinwinder, and Joe Minus of the (Sumter County) Board of Commissioners from Rep. Jesse E. Harvey, Rep. Ira D. Pruitt and Sen. Aubrey D. Green regarding funds made available for an additional paved road in Sumter County

Item 38: Letter dated May 29, 1959, from James Strother, president of the Alabama Association for Mental Health, regarding the legislative efforts of the association for progress

Item 39: Letter dated June 3, 1959, from Warren S. Reese Jr., an attorney in Montgomery, Ala., regarding HB58, providing for an annuity and benefit fund for Alabama law enforcement officers with attached document about the bill and an attached copy of the bill

Item 40: Handwritten letter (undated) from Annie Dew of Birmingham, Ala., regarding HB143, supporting more money for retired teachers

Item 41: Letter dated June 24, 1959, from James P. Bradford, counsel for The Ingalls Iron Works Company in Birmingham, Ala., regarding a proposed bill creating a privilege or license tax on contractors

Item 42: Letter dated June 19, 1959, to Phillip J. Willingham, Joe Minus and T. J. Steinwinder of the Sumter County Board of Commissioners from Rep. Jesse E. Harvey, Rep. Ira D. Pruitt and Sen. Aubrey S. Green acknowledging receipt of a letter from the board regarding potential monthly payments to the county from the general fund

Item 43: Substitute for HB17 relating to levying a privilege or license tax on persons “on account of certain business activities” for a school bond issue; attached are several other bills including HB16 relating to the disposition of the funds derived from the state use tax, three copies of HB15 relating to revenue bonds, and six copies amending HB15

Item 44: Two copies of a document entitled “Minimum Program: Fiscal Year 1959-60” listing recommendations to raise the State’s contribution to teachers’ salaries, principals’ supplements and sick leave, transportation and other expenses

Item 45: Two copies of a document entitled “Minimum Program: Fiscal Year 1960-61” listing recommendations to raise the State’s contribution to teachers’ salaries, principals’ supplements and sick leave, transportation and other expenses in the 2nd year of the biennium

Item 46: Two copies of a document entitled “Proposed Distribution of $74,000,000 Bond Issue: Estimates Based on Teacher Units for 1958-59”

Item 47: Two copies of a document entitled “Proposed Distribution of $74,000,000 Bond Issue: Estimates Based Exclusively on Teacher Units for 1958-59”

Item 48: Finance & Taxation Committee Substitute for HB15 authorizing the Director of Finance, the Commissioner of Revenue, the Attorney General, the State Auditor, the State Treasurer, and the State Superintendent of Education to become a corporation entitled the Alabama Education Authority and outlining its powers

Item 49: Document entitled “Alabama Sales Tax Exemptions” with attached sales tax exemption documents for Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee

Item 50: Letter dated Aug. 18, 1959, from Houston Cole, president of Jacksonville State College expressing appreciation for appropriation

Item 51: Four copies (three drafts) of a document listing appropriations for public education categorized by school for 1958-59, for 1959-60 and 1960-61 under Original HB1, and for 1959-60 and 1960-61 under Substitute HB1.

Item 52: Two copies of Substitute for HB1 making annual appropriations for public education

Item 53: Two Rolls of the House

Item 54: Roll of the House for HB15

Item 55: Document listing appropriations for public education for 1958-59 and recommendations for 1959-60 and 1960-61

Item 56: Handwritten note dated Aug. 7, 1959, to (Sam) Engelhardt, (director of the Alabama State Highway Department), regarding a Sumter County agreement; attached is a letter dated Aug. 3, 1959, to Pruitt from Hadden B. Smith Jr., County Engineer (Sumter County) naming certain road plans to be turned over to the Highway Department and two copies of the agreement between the Highway Department and Sumter County

Item 57: Resolution dated Jan. 17, 1959, adopted by the Alpha Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and submitted by Ruth Jenkins, secretary, regarding provisions needed in education with attached reply from Pruitt to Jenkins dated Feb. 9, 1959

Item 58: Handwritten letter dated Jan. 31, 1959, from Mrs. S. J. Greer, president of the Progressive Study Club in York, Ala., regarding the Lea Harris Bill (relating to the electoral college) with attached reply from Pruitt to Greer dated Feb. 9, 1959

Item 59: Handwritten letter dated Jan. 31, 1959, from Mrs. Howard Kirk, president of the Panola Study Club in Panola, Ala., regarding the Lea Harris Bill (relating to the electoral college) with attached reply from Pruitt to Kirk dated Feb. 9, 1959

Item 60: Letter dated Feb. 7, 1959, from Mrs. Norvelle Richardson, member of the Board of Directors for the YWCA in Montgomery, Ala., supporting a proposed bill allowing the YWCA tax exemption

Item 61: Western Union telegram dated Feb. 8, 1959, from Mrs. William E. Akridge, president of the Board of Directors for the YWCA in Mobile, Ala., supporting tax exemption for the YWCA

Item 62: Document signed by W. E. Dearman, Judge of Probate in Sumter County, Ala., notifying Alabama Governor John Patterson of several vacant offices in need of appointees

Item 63: SB12 authorizing the Highway Department to use part of gas taxes for construction and maintenance of public streets and bridges

Item 64: Letter dated Feb. 6, 1959, from Grover S. McLeod, an attorney in Birmingham, Ala., regarding a proposed amendment to help schools; attached is a copy of a letter dated Feb. 3, 1959, from McLeod to Rep. Walter Emmett Perry Jr. regarding the same, a copy of the proposed amendment, and a reply from Pruitt to McLeod dated Feb. 14, 1959

Item 65: Letter dated Feb. 16, 1959, from Col. R. W. Love, Corps of Engineers district engineer, regarding a proposed modification of the Federal Boating Act of 1958 to cover recreational boating; attached is draft of the State Boat Act approved by the Council of State Governments

Item 66: Letter dated May 6, 1959, from Laura W. Drinkard, court reporter for the 17th Judicial Circuit in Linden, Ala., regarding a retirement bill for court reporters; attached is a copy of the bill and a copy of a letter dated May 5, 1959, to Drinkard from Gordon L. Evatt, court reporter for the 9th Judicial Circuit in Ft. Payne, Ala., regarding the same

 

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Pruitt Folders – Correspondence regarding small loan bill of 1959

Item 1:  Letter dated Aug. 27, 1959, from W. H. Sadler Jr., attorney in Birmingham, Ala., regarding the Gilchrist loan bill with attached photocopy of the bill, monograph of the bill, and monograph of the substitute bill (Substitute HB 102)

Item 2:     Bill regulating the lending of money in amounts of $1,500.00 or less

Item 3:     Document entitled “Rate Schedule for Cash Advances of $100 and less”

Item 4:     Pamphlet entitled “Legislative Trends Affecting the Consumer Finance Industry: An Address Before the Pennsylvania State University Consumer Finance Summer Institute” and dated June 18, 1959, by Paul J. DeWitt, vice-president of the Beneficial Management Corporation with attached letter dated June 9, 1959, from W. H. Sadler Jr., attorney in Birmingham, Ala.

Item 5:     Letter dated June 11, 1959, from W. H. Sadler Jr., attorney in Birmingham, Ala., regarding a small loan bill with attached copy of a suggested rate section for the bill and a proposed insurance section

 

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Pruitt Folders

Item 1:     Letter dated April 27, 1959, to Drayton Pruitt from John H. Pinson of Mobile, Ala., with attached clipping of a news article in the April 26, 1959, issue of The Mobile Press Register entitled “Politics with Ted Pearson: Here are Names of Some to Follow With State Legislature in Session”

Item 2:     Letter dated April 28, 1959, to Hon. Aubrey D. Green of York, Ala., from Pruitt regarding a three percent sales tax on automobiles

Item 3:     Letter dated April 28, 1959, to Hon. Aubrey D. Green of York, Ala., from Pruitt regarding a letter from the Board of Commissioners with reference to a clerk for Sam Webb

Item 4:     Letter dated April 23, 1959, to Pruitt from Jas. L. Parker of Panola, Ala., regarding the appointment of Epes Sims

Item 5:     Letter dated April 24, 1959, to George S. Stough of Bay Minette, Ala., from Pruitt regarding a letter from Alabama Dept. of Conservation Director Claude Kelly in reference to Stough’s employment application; attached is the aforementioned letter from Kelley to Pruitt dated April 20, 1959

Item 6:     Letter dated April 25, 1959, to Hon. Floyd H. Mann, director of the Alabama Dept. of Public Safety in Montgomery, Ala., from Pruitt regarding a position transfer for Paul H. Jones in Eutaw

Item 7:     Letter dated April 25, 1959, to Hon. Floyd H. Mann, director of the Alabama Dept. of Public Safety in Montgomery, Ala., from Pruitt regarding a position with the Highway Patrol for Edward Young Rew of Ward, Ala.

Item 8:     Letter dated April 28, 1959, to Hon. John H. Pinson of Mobile from Pruitt regarding raising Tuskegee’s appropriation

Item 9:     Letter dated April 30, 1959, to Edward Young Rew of Ward, Ala., from Pruitt regarding Rew’s desired position as a Highway Patrol cadet

Item 10: Letter dated April 29, 1959, to Pruitt from Floyd H. Mann, director of the Alabama Dept. of Public Safety, regarding positions for Edward Young Rew and Paul H. Jones

Item 11: Letter dated April 28, 1959, to Pruitt from N. P. Ardillo, principal of North Birmingham School, expressing thanks for the Interim Committee on Finance’s efforts toward education

Item 12: Letter dated April 10, 1959, to Alabama legislators from J. Ernest Lambert, chairman of the Alabama Highway Users Conference in Montgomery, Ala., regarding the program and policies adopted by the organization

Item 13: Letter dated April 28, 1959, to Pruitt from Fred W. Nicol, circuit solicitor in Tuscaloosa, Ala., regarding a cut in a forthcoming appropriation bill that would be harmful to his office

Item 14: Letter dated April 21, 1959, to Pruitt from Oscar Mason of the C. O. Mason Insurance Company regarding a letter from John W. Overton of Montgomery, Ala., and a commission check for units of the State Insurance Fund

Item 15: Letter dated April 20, 1959, to Leland Jefferson Nixon Jr. of York, Ala., from Floyd H. Mann, director of the Alabama Dept. of Public Safety, regarding the reinstatement of Nixon’s driver license

Item 16: Western Union telegram dated April 21, 1958, to Pruitt from Jane J. Sentell, president of the Division of Classroom Teachers, Alabama Education Association, supporting Pruitt’s efforts

Item 17: Letter dated April 1, 1959, from C. O. Mason of C.O. Mason Agency of Pine Hill, Ala., thanking Pruitt for Pruitt’s contact with Charles Merriwether on behalf of the agency; attached is an official ballot in the May 6, 1958, primary in Wilcox County and a reply dated April 4, 1959, to Mason from Pruitt

Item 18: Letter dated April 18, 1959, to Pruitt from Edward Young Rew requesting Pruitt’s help in getting a job with the Alabama Highway Patrol with attached reply from Pruitt to Rew dated April 20, 1959

Item 19: Poll sent to Ira Pruitt from Clarke Stallworth

Item 20: Letter dated April 18, 1959, to George Stough of Bay Minette, Ala., from Pruitt regarding a state job

Item 21: Letter dated April 18, 1959, to John O. Batson of Bellamy, Ala., from Pruitt regarding a highway construction program meeting

Item 22: Handwritten letter dated April 14, 1959, from George Stough of Bay Minette, Ala., requesting Pruitt’s help in securing an appointment to a position for Stough

Item 23: Letter dated April 10, 1959, from Sen. Walter C. Givhan regarding amending an act providing for a scholarship program for the University of Alabama Medical College with attached copy of the bill

Item 24: Letter dated May 11, 1959, to Hon. A. F. Wilson and Pruitt from H. Coleman Long regarding the State Auditor’s and Attorney General’s budget and funds; a reply to Long from Pruitt dated May 16, 1959, and copies of two bills, the proposed state licensing board for the healing arts and the proposed basic science bill, are attached

Item 25: Letter dated May 7, 1959, from Elgin W. Mellown, superintendent of the Sumter County Board of Education in Livingston, Ala., inviting Pruitt to a meeting of the Sumter County Board of Education on May 12, 1959

Item 26: Letter dated May 7, 1959, to Alabama Governor John Patterson from legislators regarding reappointing Howard Aust to the position of Notary Public Ex Officio Justice of the Peace for Beat 16, Geiger, Ala.

Item 27: Letter (undated) from B. Rumley regarding unsatisfactory working hours for state employees in the forestry department with attached reply from Pruitt to Beatrice Rumley of York, Ala., dated May 6, 1959

Item 28: Letter (undated) from Mrs. Charles Foshee, president of the Jefferson Manly Falkner Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Verbena, Ala., regarding introducing a bill for establishing a state memorial at Mountain Creek, Ala.

Item 29: Letter (undated) from Erskine Smith of the Citizens’ Anti-Loan Shark Committee in Birmingham, Ala., regarding a proposed small loan bill

Item 30: Letter dated April 28, 1959, to County Farm Bureau presidents and County Legislative Committees from Walter L. Randolph, president of the Alabama Farm Bureau Federation regarding two bills that could ensure that the Dept. of Revenue can’t set aside assessments made by county equalization boards; attached are the two bills and a handwritten note to Pruitt

Item 31: Letter dated May 1, 1959, from J. Jefferson Bennett expressing thanks for Pruitt’s hard work in the Interim Committee on Finances

Item 32: Telephone message dated May 13, 1959

Item 33: Letter dated May 16, 1959, from Charles G. Reynolds of Lanett, Ala., regarding consideration for the Legislative Council; attached is a small photograph

Item 34: Postcard postmarked May 14, 1959, from Bud _____ regarding support for Legislative Council

Item 35: Memo dated March 30, 1959, to J. J. Pierce from J. M. McCullough Jr. of the Alabama Board of Corrections regarding prisoner labor for the highway department; attached are memos dated April 10, 1959, and March 30, 1959, to Pierce from McCullough, both regarding prisoner labor and highway road camps, as well as reports on convict population for weeks ending April 3, March 20, and Feb. 27, 1959

Item 36: Memo dated April 17, 1959, from Charlie Cooper regarding areas served by state teachers colleges, information supplied by the Alabama Dept. of Education; attached is a photocopy of same

Item 37: Proposed bill providing for the licensing and operation of privately owned shooting preserves

Item 38: Document (undated) regarding appropriations for the State Health Dept., University Hospital, and Hillman Clinic

Item 39: Letter dated June 4, 1959, from Fowler Dugger Jr., president of the Auburn Parent-Teachers Association, regarding a resolution passed by the association; attached is a copy of the resolution

Item 40: Proposed bill dated May 11, 1959, regulating night shift duty Item 41: Letter dated June 18, 1959, signed by 14 people regarding the bill regulating shift duty

Item 42: “A Declaration of Independence from Federal Dependence” dated May 1959 by the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in Sylacauga, Ala.

Item 43: Letter dated June 19, 1959, to the Board of Commissioners of the Alabama State Bar from John B. Scott, secretary of the Alabama State Bar, regarding a special meeting

Item 44: Letter dated June 18, 1959, to all Alabama counsel from Henry L. Walker, vice president and general counsel for the Southern Railway System’s Law Department in Washington D. C., regarding HB314 relating to railway track motor cars; attached are two copies of the bill

Item 45: Letter dated May 11, 1959, to fellow members of the Alabama State Bar from the Colbert County Bar Association endorsing Clopper Almon of Sheffield for first vice president of the Alabama State Bar

Item 46: Letter dated June 22, 1959, to R. W. Buchanan of Miller & Company in Selma, Ala., from Pruitt regarding the raising of ad valorem assessments

Item 47: Letter dated June 22, 1959, to John O. Batson, vice president and general manager of the Allison Lumber Company in Bellamy, Ala., from Pruitt regarding the raising of ad valorem assessments

Item 48: Letter dated June 22, 1959, to Charles A. Miller of Linden, Ala., from Pruitt regarding the raising of ad valorem assessments

Item 49: Letter dated June 22, 1959, to C. B. Hightower Jr. of York, Ala., from Pruitt regarding the raising of ad valorem assessments

Item 50: Letter dated June 22, 1959, to W. A. Gangust of Cuba, Ala., from Pruitt regarding the raising of ad valorem assessments

Item 51: Two copies of a speech

Item 52: Roll of the House

Item 53: Roll of the House

Item 54: Letter dated March 5, 1959, from Joseph P. Stallworth Jr. of Stallworth Furniture Company in York, Ala., regarding the return of a check with attached check

Item 55: Document entitled “Estimated Cost for Construction of Remaining Projects Already on Farm to Market System”; attached are documents entitled “Farm to Market Roads Graded and Drained, Ready for Paving,” and “Schedule of Projects with Approximate Starting and Completion Date Based on Present Equipment Spread,” and a memo of explanation

Item 56: Typed list of names

Item 57: Handwritten note (undated) regarding accusations made in the legislature

Item 58: Handwritten letter dated April 9, 1959, from Arra of The Mademoiselle in York, Ala., regarding a notary commissionItem 59: Handwritten note dated April 9, 1959, from [Hon. J. R. Davis] regarding the Alabama Justice of the Peace Association; two letters are attached, one to Davis from H. R. Wiseman, Justice of the Peace for Tallapoosa County, Ala., dated March 1959, and the other, a reply to Davis from Pruitt dated April 10, 1959

Item 60: Letter dated April 8, 1959, to Leland Jefferson Nixon Jr. of York, Ala., from Sgt. John M. Ellis, hearing officer for the driver license division of the Alabama Dept. of Public Safety in Mobile, Ala., regarding Nixon’s driver license suspension hearing

Item 61: Letter dated April 2, 1959, from Houston Cole, president of Jacksonville State College in Jacksonville, Ala., regarding requested information; attached is a data sheet comparing Jacksonville State’s students numbers, appropriations and teacher salaries with those of comparable institutions in Georgia and Mississippi

Item 62: Letter dated April 4, 1959, to Alabama Governor John Patterson from Jesse E. Harvey and Pruitt recommending R. E. Simms of Emelle, Ala., for Tax Collector with attached copy of same

Item 63: Letter dated March 31, 1959, to Puitt and Jesse E. Harvey from Sen. Aubrey D. Green regarding the Tax Collector’s position in Sumter County

Item 64: Two copies of a letter dated Feb. 28, 1959, to Sumter County Tax Assessor Sam L. Webb from Sen. Aubrey D. Green regarding a clerk’s position in Webb’s office

Item 65: Letter dated March 31, 1959, from Rep. A. D. Britton Jr. regarding a bill to abolish absentee voting except in the case of service men and their wives with attached copy of the bill and reply dated April 4, 1959, to Britton from Pruitt

Item 66: Letter dated April 1, 1959, to Angus Berryhill of Tuscaloosa, Ala., from W. R. Suttles of the Chief License Division of the ABC Board regarding W. O. White’s application for a beer license in Greene County

Item 67: Letter dated April 4, 1959, to W. O. White of Livingston, Ala., from Pruitt regarding White’s application for an alcohol license

Item 68: Letter dated March 30, 1959, to C. O. Mason of Pine Hill, Ala., from Pruitt regarding Mason’s agency receiving several units of State insurance

Item 69: Letter dated March 27, 1959, from State Geologist Walter B. Jones of University, Alabama, regarding appropriations for research in water resources; attached is a document entitled “Alabama Ground Water Branch Publications”

Item 70: Letter dated March 23, 1959, from Rubin Morris Hanan, vice-chairman of the State of Alabama Committee on the Aging in Montgomery, Ala., expressing thanks

Item 71: Letter dated March 25, 1959, from Bert H. Grace of Grace Insurance Agency in York, Ala., regarding an appointment to the tax collector’s position in Sumter County with attached reply from Pruitt to Grace dated March 28, 1959

Item 72: Letter dated March 20, 1959, from Robert H. Holmes Jr., director of personnel for the Library of Congress, regarding Pruitt’s referral for Sidney J. Williams at Davidson College in Davidson, N.C.; attached is a handwritten note

Item 73: Letter dated March 25, 1959, to Leland Jefferson Nixon Jr. of York, Ala., from Bankhead Bates, chief of the Driver License Division in Montgomery, Ala., regarding an administrative hearing for Nixon

Item 74: Letter dated March 26, 1959, from Clopper Almon of Sheffield, Ala., regarding a letter mailed to the Livingston Bar

Item 75: Handwritten letter (undated) from Wallace P. Pruitt Jr. regarding appointments to county offices

Item 76: Handwritten letter dated March 27, 1959, from George Stough in Bay Minette, Ala., regarding Stough’s application for chief of the Seafood Division

Item 77: Letter dated March 20, 1959, to the Hon. George Bliss Jones of Montgomery, Ala., from Pruitt thanking Jones for a clipping from the Wall Street Journal

Item 78: Letter dated March 20, 1959, to George Stough of Bay Minette, Ala., from Pruitt regarding an exam given by the personnel board

Item 79: Letter dated March 20, 1959, to Mrs. T. M. Nelson III of Epes, Ala., from Pruitt regarding a job application

Item 80: Letter dated March 20, 1959, to F. I. Derby of Ward, Ala., from Pruitt regarding the illegal use of tame turkey gobblers in hunting wild turkey

Item 81: Letter dated March 20, 1959, to Mrs. Madge Nixon of York, Ala., from Pruitt regarding a Dept. of Public Safety hearing for Leland Nixon Jr.

Item 82: Letter dated March 20, 1959, to Mrs. Annie M. Helton of York, Ala., from Pruitt regarding Helton’s receiving a notary commission

Item 83: Letter dated March 20, 1959, to Mrs. Arra Hancock of York, Ala., from Pruitt regarding Hancock’s receiving a notary commission

Item 84: Letter dated March 20, 1959, to Mrs. A. J. Parker of Coatopa, Ala., from Pruitt regarding Republican patronage matters in Sumter County

Item 85: “Resolution No. 8: Revenue for Schools” adopted by the Alabama Forest Products Association members

Item 86: Letter dated March 10, 1959, from Hugh H. Jacobs, president of the Alabama Sheriffs’ and Peace Officers’ Association, regarding the Law Enforcement Benefit and Retirement fund bill

Item 87: Note dated March 18, 1959, from R. A. Allison of Livingston, Ala., expressing thanks

Item 88: Handwritten figures

Item 89: Letter (undated) from A. P. McElroy regarding an article in the March 8, 1959, edition of The Mobile Press Register entitled “Group Backs Leasing Gulf Park Section” with a photocopy of the article on the left side

Item 90: Handwritten notes

Item 91: Letter dated March 14, 1959, to Madge Nixon of York, Ala., from Pruitt regarding Leland Nixon Jr.’s driving record and application to get his license restored with handwritten notes attached

Item 92: Letter dated March 2, 1959, from Rep. Bruce W. Dodd of Lawrence County regarding Pruitt’s commentary on a television program with attached reply dated March 9, 1959, to Dodd from Pruitt

Item 93: Handwritten letter (undated) from Rept. J. J. “Junie” Pierce of Montgomery, Ala., regarding J. M. McCullough’s situation with prisoners with attached reply dated March 16, 1959, to Pierce from Pruitt

Item 94: Letter dated March 7, 1959, to W. O. White of Livingston, Ala., from Pruitt regarding a matter the two previously discussed

Item 95: Letter dated March 7, 1959, to A. E. Parker of Panola, Ala., from Pruitt regarding a matter concerning the Conservation Department’s Game and Fish Division

Item 96: Letter dated March 9, 1959, to the Hon. Aubrey D. Green of York, Ala., from Pruitt regarding the appointment of Jury Commissioners

Item 97: Letter dated March 9, 1959, to the Hon. Aubrey D. Green of York, Ala., from Pruitt regarding a proposed county highway program

Item 98: Letter (undated) from Erskine Smith, secretary for the Citizens’ Anti-Loan Shark Committee, regarding testimony before the interim subcommittee on small loan legislation

Item 99: Letter dated March 3, 1959, from C. H. Buchanan of Birmingham, Ala., regarding Pruitt’s appearance on a television program with attached reply to Buchanan from Pruitt dated March 7, 1959

Item 100: Letter dated Feb. 27, 1959, from Alice Bullock, president of the Livingston Book Club, supporting improved driver licensing standards and procedures and the “Passport to Safety” program with attached reply to Bullock from Pruitt dated March 7, 1959

Item 101: Letter dated Feb. 27, 1959, from Euel A. Screws Jr., chairman of the Small Loan Committee of the Alabama State Bar’s Junior Bar Section, regarding a resolution passed by the committee; attached are a copy of the resolution and a reply from Pruitt to Screws dated Feb. 28, 1959

Item 102: Letter dated Feb. 26, 1959, to the Hon. Philip Willingham, chairman of the Board of Commissioners in Livingston, Ala., from Pruitt regarding a meeting to discuss a county highway program

Item 103: Letter dated Feb. 25, 1959, from W. H. Parker, president of the Alabama Mining Institute in Birmingham, Ala., regarding pleasurable time spent together

Item 104: Letter dated Feb. 25, 1959, from Vaughan Hill Robison and Joseph W. Smith, chairman and vice-chairman, respectively, regarding the first meeting of the Interim Committee on Finance and Taxation

Item 105: Letter dated Feb. 28, 1959, from Sen. Aubrey D. Green regarding a Board of Commissioners meeting on county highways

Item 106: Letter dated March 6, 1959, from John H. Pinson of Mobile, Ala., regarding appropriation for Tuskegee

Item 107: Letter dated Feb. 24, 1959, from Alabama Governor John Patterson thanking Pruitt for his support in the Trimmier incident in the legislature

Item 108: Letter dated Feb. 18, 1959, from Maggie Winningham, correspondence secretary for the York Business and Professional Women’s Club in York, Ala., inviting Pruitt to a regular dinner meeting and expressing interest in establishing a convalescent home in Sumter County; attached is a reply to Winningham from Pruitt dated Feb. 24, 1959

Item 109: Letter dated Feb. 18, 1959, from Albert H. Evans Jr., president of the Choctaw Bank of Butler in Butler, Ala., supporting a bill to eliminate absentee voting in Alabama except for servicemen; attached is a reply to Evans from Pruitt dated Feb. 21, 1959

Item 110: Letter dated Feb. 21, 1959, from John M. Pinson of Mobile, Ala., requesting a meeting with Pruitt with attached reply from Pruitt to Pinson dated Feb. 23, 1959

Item 111: Handwritten letter dated June 21, 1959, from Frances Turner of Selma, Ala., requesting Pruitt’s help in getting a permanent teaching certificate

Item 112: Letter dated Aug. 24, 1959, from P. E. Godbold Jr. of Anniston, Ala., \regarding a bill to raise standards of the public accounting profession

Item 113: Letter dated Aug. 24, 1959, from C. C. Lanier Jr. of Livingston, Ala., thanking Pruitt for his efforts to increase funds for education

Item 114: Letter dated Aug. 25, 1959, to the Hon. William C. Younger, director for the Department of Conservation, from Pruitt regarding a Lock Three inspection

Item 115: Letter dated Aug. 12, 1959, from Howard M. Phillips of Alabama College in Montevallo, Ala., supporting increased funding for education

Item 116: Letter dated Aug. 15, 1959, to W. C. Brewer Jr. of Cuba, Ala., from Pruitt regarding a conversation with Dept. of Pensions and Securities personnel about a baby

Item 117: Letter dated Aug. 7, 1959, from Jack Parsons, chief of the Division of State Parks of the Alabama Dept. of Conservation, regarding a public boat landing near Lock Three; attached is a letter dated Aug. 15, 1959, to Warren C. Grant of York, Ala., from Pruitt regarding the same

Item 118: Letter dated Aug. 10, 1959, from Mrs. Holmes Turner, president of the Tennessee Valley Girl Scout Council in Florence, Ala., regarding HB89 relating to Girl Scout sales tax exemption

 

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Pruitt Folders

Item 1:     Letter (undated) to members of the Interim Committee on Finance and Taxation from Vaughan Hill Robison and Joseph W. Smith, chairman and vice-chairman, respectively, regarding a report of the committee as submitted to the governor; attached are a copy of the report, a copy of a bill levying additional tax on wines sold by the ABC Board, and a copy of a bill levying additional tax on intoxicating liquors sold by the ABC board

Item 2:     Memo (undated) to legislators from P. N. Plylar, president of the American Institute of Launderers and Dry Cleaners, regarding a proposed bill with attached draft of the bill dated April 28, 1959

Item 3: Pamphlet entitled “Alabama Highway Users Conference Program and Policies”

Item 4:     Copy of an editorial in the March 1959 issue of the Birmingham Teachers Association Bulletin entitled “It’s Your Ball, Legislators” with handwritten note at the bottom

Item 5:     Blank form for a Mother’s Day greeting by Western Union

Item 6:     Handwritten notes regarding various legislative matters

Item 7: Handwritten notes regarding various legislative matters

Item 8: Five Rolls of the Ways and Means Committee with handwritten notes

Item 9: Five Rolls of the Finance and Taxation Committee with handwritten notes

Item 10: Memo dated May 7, 1959, to the Sumter County School Study Group and local Boards of School Trustees from Elgin E. Mellown, Sumter County schools superintendent, regarding a meeting on May 12, 1959

Item 11: Letter (undated) to the members of the Segregation Committee from Larry Dumas regarding the independent school district bill with attached copy of the bill

Item 12: Document entitled “Education Program Suggested to Interim Finance Committee” by Alabama Governor John Patterson

Item 13: Pamphlet of a bill to be introduced in Regular Session 1959 relating to the chiropractic practice

Item 14: Monograph – Address of Governor Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas, with Introduction by Governor John Patterson and Closing Remarks by Lieutenant Governor Albert Boutwell Before a Joint Session of the Alabama Legislature, Montgomery, Alabama, June 12, 1959

Item 15: Monograph – Address of Governor Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas, with Introduction by Governor John Patterson and Closing Remarks by Lieutenant Governor Albert Boutwell Before a Joint Session of the Alabama Legislature, Montgomery, Alabama, June 12, 1959

Item 16: HB314 relating to the equipment of railroad cars used or furnished by common carriers to transport employees, dated May 26, 1959

Item 17: HB479 requiring electric marker warning lights on the rear of common carrier railroad trains

Item 18: Document entitled “Joint Resolution Creating A Joint Legislative Committee on State Sovereignty”

Item 19: Letter dated March 1, 1959, to a Mr. Parker from Charley Dickey of Greenwood, S.C., regarding bills relating to game preserves and quail

Item 20: Aug. 21, 1959 issue of the Alabama Bankers Association Bulletin (No. 186)

Item 21: Proposed bill relating to licensing and operating privately owned shooting preserves

Item 22: Newspaper article entitled “State Payroll Cut Feasible, Pruitt Claims” with attached typed notes

Item 23: Notice of a Coordinating Committee meeting from Sim Thomas, Coordinating Committee chairman, dated March 5, 1959

Item 24: Letter dated Feb. 3, 1959, from H. B. Blackwell of Anniston, Ala., regarding a 4-year plan to raise revenue for schools without raising taxes

Item 25: Letter dated Feb. 23, 1959, from Mike Gorman, executive director of the National Committee Against Mental Illness, regarding a testimony made to the New York State Joint Legislative Committee on Health Insurance Plans on health insurance coverage of mental illness with attached copy of the testimony

Item 26: Letter dated March 2, 1959, from Charles M. Cooper, director of the Legislative Reference Service, regarding a memorandum on the appointing power of the governor with attached copy of the memorandum and attached list of members of boards or commissions and heads of departments and bureaus appointed by the governor

Item 27: Letter (undated) from Rep. Bill Reedy of Eustis, Fla., regarding a proposal for a public relations program to be put before all southern states

Item 28: House roll with handwritten notes and attached photocopy of same

Item 29: House resolution regarding a House member’s bringing “implications of corruption and dishonesty” against a governor’s staff member with attached photocopy of same

Item 30: Statement of Charles Merriwether, staff member of the governor, denying charges made by Rep. Charles S. Trimmier on Feb. 19, 1959

Item 31: Reply Brief of the Proctor in the matter of Walker Norris, attorney at law, before the Board of Commissioners of the State Bar of Alabama

Item 32:  Monograph – Second Special Session 1959, House Calendar No. 17, 19th Day, Aug. 14, 1959, H.138

Item 33: Handwritten notes including figures

Item 34: Memo dated July 15, 1959, to Alabama Governor John Patterson from Commissioner of Revenue Harry H. Haden regarding HB94 relating to a 2½ percent sales tax; a follow up memo dated July 16, 1959, to Patterson from Haden, and a schedule reflecting the increase in collections under the proposed bill are attached

Item 35: Letter dated Aug. 31, 1959, from Winston Stewart, executive secretary of the Association of County Commissioners of Alabama, regarding resolutions passed by Alabama commissioners at their 31st annual convention; attached are the three resolutions

Item 36: Agreement between the Alabama Highway Department and Sumter County scheduled for termination on Jan. 1, 1963, with attached photocopy of same

 

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Pruitt Folders

Item 1:     Western Union telegram dated Nov. 21, 1959, from Alabama Governor John Patterson listing bills he pocket vetoed

Item 2:     Letter dated Dec. 1, 1959, to the Hon. Virgis Ashworth of Centerville, Ala., from Pruitt regarding transportation for a proposed New Orleans trip

Item 3:     Letter dated Dec. 1, 1959, from Ronald F. Knox of the Montgomery Association of Life Underwriters regarding a proposed insurance code

Item 4:     Handwritten notes of surnames

Item 5:     Letter dated Dec. 1, 1959, from Dr. M. Vaun Adams, chairman of the Committee on Legislation for the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, thanking Pruitt for support

Item 6:     Letter dated Nov. 25, 1959, from Continuity of Government Officer Pitt Tyson Maner Jr. of the Executive Office of the President, Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, Region Three, Thomasville, Ga., thanking Pruitt for support for the Civil Defense Continuity of Government Bill and informing him of a second proposed legislation

Item 7:     Letter dated Dec. 2, 1959, from Rep. Charles C. Adams regarding his appointing Pruitt to serve on the Joint Legislative Advisory and Study Committee; a list of House members on the Prison Committee and a copy of Act. No. 102 creating the joint committee are attached

Item 8:     Letter dated Dec. 3, 1959, from R. V. Miles Jr., Gulf States Paper Corporation’s vice president for forestry, thanking Pruitt for support

Item 9:     Handwritten note regarding an opinion by the Supreme Court of Alabama, October Term, 1959-60, with attached opinion and photocopy of same; also attached is a letter dated Dec. 17, 1959, to Charles C. Adams of Alexander City, Ala., from Pruitt in reply

Item 10: Letter dated Jan. 27, 1960, to Virgis Ashworth and Ira Pruitt from Rep. A.L. Boyd of Troy, Ala., regarding support for Ashworth’s and Pruitt’s being named Speaker and Speaker-Pro Tem, respectively; attached is a reply from Pruitt to Boyd dated Jan. 29, 1960

Item 11: Letter dated Jan. 25, 1960, from Jack Parsons, chief of the Division of State Parks, Alabama Department of Conservation, in Montgomery, Ala., regarding a statewide tour of park facilities scheduled by the Legislative Interim Study Committee on Parks and Beaches

Item 12: Letter dated Jan. 29, 1960, to the Hon. Karl Harrison of Columbiana, Ala., from Pruitt regarding the governor’s appointment of Hesper Haynes to the Board of Cosmetology with attached copy of a letter dated Jan. 27, 1960, to Haynes from Alabama Governor John Patterson regarding same

Item 13: Itinerary for Legislative Study Commission on Parks and Beaches

Item 14: Memo dated Dec. 30, 1959, to members of the Joint Legislative Advisory and Study Committee with the Board of Corrections from Charles M. Cooper, director of the Legislative Reference Service, regarding a scheduled committee meeting; attached is a copy of Act No. 102 establishing the joint committee

Item 15: Western Union telegram dated Jan. 22, 1960, to F. W. Weldy of Tuscaloosa, Ala., from A. P. Villadsen regarding changing a stop sign at the intersection of U.S. Highway 11 and a farm-to-market road

Item 16: Letter dated Dec. 21, 1969, from David W. Mullins, executive vice president of the Alabama Polytechnic Institute in Auburn, Ala., thanking Pruitt for supporting education with attached reply dated Dec. 23, 1959, from Pruitt to Mullins

Item 17: Letter dated Dec. 18, 1959, from Joseph O. Kilgore, assistant director of the Alabama Department of Conservation, thanking Pruitt for support

Item 18: Letter dated Dec. 18, 1959, from J. M. McCullough Jr. of the Alabama Board of Corrections regarding a proposed project to sell the land around Kilby Prison for funds to modernize the prison system

Item 19: Letter dated Dec. 17, 1959, from Bob Gilchrist, chairman of the Cotton Study Committee of the Alabama House of Representatives, regarding the newly-enacted cotton law, Public Law 86-172; attached is a manuscript entitled “How Cotton in the Southeast Can Benefit by PL 86-172”

Item 20: Note dated Jan. 28, 1960, from Alabama Governor John Patterson regarding several newspaper articles Patterson is referring to Pruitt for information; attached are photocopies of the articles entitled “Capitol Report,” “One Down, Three To Go For Gov. Patterson,” and “Administration of Progress”

Item 21: Minutes of the Organizational Meeting of the Joint Legislative Advisory and Study Committee With the Board of Corrections

Item 22: Letter dated Feb. 2, 1960, to Ruth Richardson in the Governor’s Office from Pruitt regarding a bridge project

Item 23: Letter dated Feb. 2, 1960, to Alabama Governor John Patterson from Pruitt requesting the reappointment of Doris S. McDowell as Sumter County notary public

Item 24: Letter dated Feb. 8, 1960, from Fred Vaughn of the Bank of Pine Hill in Pine Hill, Ala., regarding the ruling of the Insurance Commissioner on the rate on loan insurance; attached are several documents: the Feb. 2, 1960, issue of the Alabama Bankers Association Bulletin in which appears an article entitled “Credit Life Insurance Rate Ruling,” a letter dated Feb. 4, 1960, to Vaughn from Alabama Bankers Association Executive Vice President Howard J. Morris Jr. regarding a hearing held in Florida on the subject of credit life insurance rate regulations, excerpts from the Florida hearing, and a reply dated Feb. 10, 1960, to Vaughn from Pruitt

Item 25: Letter dated Feb. 10, 1960, from Rep. Rush Smith of Ashville, Ala., requesting support for Amendment 17 relating to fees and salaries of elected officials with attached reply dated Feb. 11, 1960, to Smith from Pruitt

Item 26: Notice dated Feb. 10, 1960, from the Alabama Personnel Department regarding temporary employment during the summer of 1960

Item 27: Letter dated Feb. 22, 1960, from Bart B. Chamberlain Jr. regarding an address to the Alabama Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers; attached is a manuscript entitled “Address made to the Alabama Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers by Bart B. Chamberlain Jr. at the Battle House Hotel, Mobile, Alabama, on December 4, 1959

Item 28: Memo dated June 30, 1960, to the members of the Joint Legislative Advisory and Study Committee from Charles M. Cooper, acting secretary, regarding a committee meeting

Item 29: Letter dated June 24, 1960, from Commissioner A. Frank Lee of Alabama Board of Corrections regarding a tour of the Texas penal institutions and a meeting of the Joint Legislative Committee and the Alabama Board of Corrections

Item 30: Letter dated June 2, 1960, from the Panola Study Club requesting a nine-month school term and teachers’ salaries comparable to other similar professionals, attached is a list of signatures and a reply dated June 29, 1960, to Panola Study Club President Mrs. Clyde Marine Jr. from Pruitt

Item 31: Letter dated June 21, 1960, to Executive Assistant Walter H. Craig of the Alabama Highway Department from Pruitt recommending Jane Turner for a job; attached are two replies: one dated June 23, 1960, to Pruitt from Craig agreeing to employ Turner and the other dated June 24, 1960, to Craig from Pruitt, and a handwritten note

Item 32: Letter dated June 22, 1960, from U.S. Senate Chairman Lister Hill regarding the confirmation of Elizabeth Bosarge as postmaster at Bellamy; attached are four letters, the first a letter dated June 22, 1960, from Sen. John Sparkman regarding the same, the second a letter dated June 24, 1960, to Bosarge of Bellamy, Ala., from Pruitt regarding the same, the third a reply dated June 24, 1960, to Sparkman from Pruitt, and the fourth a reply dated June 24, 1960, to Hill from Pruitt

Item 33: Letter dated June 9, 1960, from Director for Conservation William C. Younger of the Alabama Department of Conservation regarding a progress report on a water safety program; attached is a program for an event entitled “Water Safety Patrolmen School” held on June 6-11, 1960

Item 34: Letter dated June 8, 1960, from R. D. Jordan, chief engineer with the Alabama Highway Department, regarding Noxubee River Bridge near Gainesville, Ala.

Item 35: Letter dated June 8, 1960, to Alabama Governor John Patterson from Pruitt regarding an appointment as notary public for Frances B. Larkin of Livingston, Ala.

Item 36: Letter dated June 7, 1960, to Philip Willingham, chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Emelle, Ala., from Pruitt regarding the Noxubee River bridge project

Item 37: Letter dated June 7, 1960, to Alabama State Highway Department Director Sam Engelhardt regarding the Noxubee River bridge project

Item 38: Letter dated June 6, 1960, to Pruitt from Alabama State Highway Department Director Sam Engelhardt regarding the Noxubee River bridge project

Item 39: Letter dated June 3, 1960, to Alabama State Highway Department Director Sam Engelhardt regarding the Noxubee River bridge project

Item 40: Letter dated June 3, 1960, to B. A. Rogers of Gainesville, Ala., regarding numbers assigned to a highway and bridge project

Item 41: Document entitled “Minutes of a Meeting of the Joint Legislative Advisory and Study Committee Held at the State Cattle Ranch in Hale County on Friday, May 27, 1960”

Item 42: Letter dated May 31, 1960, from Commissioner A. Frank Lee of the Alabama State Board of Corrections regarding a visit to Alabama institutions; attached are the following: an R.S.V.P. card provided by Lee for the visit to the institutions, a response letter dated June 2, 1960, to Lee from Pruitt declining the visit, and a response letter dated June 3, 1960, to Pruitt from Lee

Item 43: Document entitled “Relative Salary Status of Alabama’s Classroom Teachers” by the Legislative Reference Service in Montgomery, Ala., dated May 9, 1960

Item 44: News release dated May 11, 1960, regarding teachers’ salaries

Item 45: Letter dated May 16, 1960, to Warren C. Grant of York, Ala., from Asa Rountree Jr., State Director of Aeronautics, regarding the State Aid Airport Project for York

Item 46: Letter dated May 16, 1960, to John L. Hutchinson of Geiger, Ala., from Asa Rountree Jr., State Director of Aeronautics, regarding the State Aid Airport Project for Geiger

Item 47: Letter dated May 9, 1960, to members of the Joint Legislative Advisory and Study Committee from Acting Secretary Charles M. Cooper regarding an upcoming meeting with attached map to the meeting site

Item 48: Letter dated April 8, 1960, from Chief Engineer R. D. Jordan of the Alabama Highway Department regarding a proposed road from York west via Dove to the Mississippi line

Item 49: Photocopy of a letter dated April 11, 1960, to Haviland Hobbs of the Southern Railway System from Joseph F. Johnston, division counsel, regarding an agreement for right of way in Akron, Ala.

Item 50: Letter dated March 31, 1960, from Elizabeth L. Murray of Gainesville, Ala., asking Pruitt to have her commission as notary public for Sumter County renewed; attached are the following: a letter dated April 1, 1960, to Alabama Governor John Patterson from Pruitt requesting the commission be renewed, a letter dated April 7, 1960, to Pruitt from Murray informing him that her notification of renewal arrived from the Governor’s Office, and a document from the Chief Executive Department of Alabama appointing Murray to the office of notary public in Sumter County

Item 51: Letter dated April 6, 1960, from Director Sam Engelhardt of the Alabama Highway Department regarding the road from York to the Mississippi line

Item 52: Document entitled “Gross Collection of Taxes Earmarked Partially or Entirely for Education for March and First Six Months of Fiscal Years 1959-60 and 1958-59”

Item 53: Letter dated March 30, 1960, from R. D. Jordan, chief engineer of the Alabama Highway Department, regarding the Noxubee River bridge near Gainesville

Item 54: Letter dated April 2, 1960, to County Engineer Hadden B. Smith of Livingston, Ala., from Pruitt regarding a letter from a Mr. Jordan

Item 55: Grand jury report for Sumter County, Ala., Circuit Court, Spring Term, 1960

Item 56: Resolution by the Margaret Davidson Chapter of the Parent Teachers Association of the Cuba Elementary School in Cuba, Ala., on March 15, 1960, in relation to the proration of school funds

Item 57: Letter dated March 24, 1960, from Mrs. William R. Van Gelder, president of the Alabama Division of the American Association of University Women, regarding a resolution adopted by the organization at their March 12, 1960, convention in relation to problems in education; attached is a copy of the resolution

Item 58: Newspaper clipping of an article entitled “Firm holds ace in truck bidding” by Hugh W. Sparrow (newspaper unidentified)

Item 59: Letter dated March 23, 1960, to Sam Engelhardt, director of the Alabama Highway Department, from Pruitt regarding Noxubee River bridge near Gainesville

Item 60: Letter dated March 19, 1960, from Leroy Brown of the Alabama Association of School Administrators, regarding a set of resolutions passed by the association on March 8, 1960, in relation to proration and problems in education; attached is a copy of the set of the resolutions

Item 61: Letter dated March 16, 1960, from Alabama Attorney General MacDonald Gallion regarding the case of Sara Slack vs. Atlantic White Tower System Inc.; attached is the copy of the case in which Slack complains that she was wrongfully refused service in a restaurant at Pulaski Highway (U.S. 40) and Highland Ave. in Baltimore City (Civil No. 11073 in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland) Item 62: Letter dated March 15, 1960, from Sam Engelhardt, director of the Alabama Highway Department, regarding a letter from Pruitt dated Dec. 11, 1959, in relation to a Mrs. Carlisle and a permit

Item 63: Letter dated March 16, 1960, to Justice of the Peace J. Ralph Davis of York, Ala., from Pruitt regarding a statement Davis mailed to Pruitt for advice

Item 64: Letter dated March 11, 1960, from Mrs. Lynn A. Smith, secretary of the Annie Grace Mellen Parent Teachers Association, requesting help in getting a traffic light at the intersection of Alabama Highway 28 and U.S. Highway 11

Item 65: Letter dated March 12, 1960, to Walter H. Craig, executive assistant at the Alabama Highway Department, from Pruitt requesting that highway officials take action to control traffic at the intersection of Alabama Highway 28 and U.S. Highway 11

 

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Pruitt Folders

Item 1:     “Gordon Persons’s Message to the Alabama Legislature, May 1, 1951”

Item 2:     Handwritten notes with the headings “Public Hearings” and “Witnesses”

Item 3:     Document of appropriations for Alabama educational institutions in 1958-59, in 1959-60 and 1960-61 under the original HB1, and in 1959-60 and 1960-61 under Substitute HB1

Item 4:     Ledger sheets of appropriations for 1957-58, including total amount allotted, expended, and unexpended balance, with line items by department

Item 5:     Ledger sheets of appropriations for the Alabama Special Educational Trust Fund for 1957-58, including total amount allotted, expended, and unexpended balance, with line items by school

Item 6:     Ledger sheets of appropriations for the General Fund for 1957-58, including total amount allotted, expended, and unexpended balance, with line items by department

Item 7:     Two sheets of typing paper with letterhead: Special Legislative Committee Investigating Pardons and Paroles, State Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama, with the Alabama Great Seal and the committee members’ names listed to the left

Item 8:     Memo dated July 13, 1951, to Lawrence Dumas Jr. and Pruitt from Fred Bodeker regarding income tax returns for W. H. “Bill” Drinkard, Glen Vinson and Vinson Oil Company, and G. Rex Edwards, with handwritten notes in the margins

Item 9:     Document dated June 5, 1951, which reads “Pencil notes Mr. Pruitt re various subjects; on the document are notes regarding what appears to be court cases

Item 10: Two copies of a memo dated May 15, 1951, from a Mr. Bodeker regarding copies of income tax returns (see Item 8); attached is a sheet of handwritten notes

Item 11: Fourteen pages of notes, most handwritten, with various names, figures and dates included; one page is a breakdown of the prison population beginning in the early 1930s with numbers of paroles and pardons granted

Item 12: Handwritten list of names and dates

Item 13: Handwritten list of names, notes and figures (5 pages)

Item 14: Handwritten list of three inmates paroled in 1950 with notes on each

Item 15: Envelope postmarked March 1951 addressed to Pruitt from W. S. Bosarge in Bellamy, Ala.

Item 16: Typed lists of inmates paroled for Sumter, Greene and Marengo counties; detailed information on each inmate includes name and number, county in which convicted, date convicted, offense, date paroled, to whom paroled, and subject’s present address

Item 17: Handwritten names, notes and figures (4 pages)

Item 18: Handwritten list of ten inmates paroled in 1950-51 with notes on each

Item 19: Handwritten list of witnesses with notes

Item 20: Handwritten names with notes for each, apparently inmates (17 pages)

Item 21: Parole statistics from July 1948 to January 1951 with an opinion following regarding the “most damnable outrage ever perpetuated on the citizens” of Alabama by officials

Item 22: Memo to the Special Legislative Committee to Investigate the Administration of the Granting of Pardons and Paroles in Alabama regarding crimes, signed by Charles M. Cooper, director of the Legislative Reference Service, and stamped “confidential.”

Item 23: List of “Pardons from the Institution” and “Paroles” from Oct. 1, 1950 to Jan. 15, 1951

Item 24: List of names

Item 25: Handwritten names with notes (5 pages)

Item 26: Letter dated March 17, 1951, to Tom Johnston, E. W. Skidmore, Ira D. Pruitt, and W. W. Malone Jr. from Larry Dumas Jr. regarding a potential bribing of officials for the pardon of certain convicts; attached is a letter dated March 1, 1951 to Dumas from Emmett Perry, Solicitor, 10th Judicial Circuit of Alabama, regarding the same

Item 27: Handwritten notes including names, dates and figures (6 pages)

 

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Pruitt Folders

Item 1:     Letters dated Aug. 7, 1951, from Pruitt to the following people advising them of his mailing them a copy of a report of the Special Investigating Committee on Pardons and Paroles: L. M. Morgan of Selma, Ala.; Frank Samford, Thomas W. Martin, William L. Martin, and James A. Simpson, all of Birmingham, Ala.; E. H. Longshore of York, Ala.; James P. Miller of Moulton, Ala.; Rev. Olynn Sims and Rev. Daniel Jones, both of Livingston, Ala.

Item 2:     Letter dated Aug. 10, 1951, from attorney James P. Miller of Moulton, Ala., thanking Pruitt for the report on pardons and paroles

Item 3:     Letter dated Aug. 8, 1951, from L. W. Morgan of Morgan Lumber & Manufacturing Company of Selma, Ala., thanking Pruitt for the report on pardons and paroles

Item 4:     Letter dated Aug. 16, 1951, from Olyn S. Sims, pastor of Livingston Baptist Church in Livingston, Ala., thanking Pruitt for the report on pardons and paroles

Item 5:     Roll of the Alabama House of Representatives with “SB 496-as amended” written at the top

Item 6:     Letter dated Aug. 10, 1951, from Thomas W. Martin, chairman of the board at Alabama Power Company in Birmingham, Ala., thanking Pruitt for the report on pardons and paroles

Item 7:     Editorial from the Sunday, Aug. 12, 1951, edition of The Birmingham News entitled “Alabama press speaks out on pardon, parole probe”

Item 8:     Letter dated Aug. 14, 1951, from Frank P. Samford, president of Liberty National Life Insurance Company in Birmingham, Ala., thanking Pruitt for the report on pardons and paroles

Item 9:     Letter dated Aug. 1, 1951, to A. Berkowitz of Birmingham, Ala., from Pruitt regarding the pardon/parole investigation committee

Item 10: Letter dated Aug. 2, 1951, from attorney John H. Peach of Decatur, Ala., regarding the report on pardons and paroles

Item 11: Letter dated Aug. 2, 1951, from R. L. Adams, president of the Bank of York in York, Ala., regarding the report on pardons and paroles

Item 12: Letter dated Aug. 8, 1951, from attorney James A. Simpson of Birmingham, Ala., regarding the report on pardons and paroles

Item 13: Letter dated Aug. 8, 1951, to the Hon. Willard McCall, solicitor of the 10th Judicial Circuit in Birmingham, Ala., from Pruitt regarding Pruitt’s work on the Pardon and Parole Committee and regarding a Pardon and Parole bill

Item 14: Letter dated Aug. 8, 1951, from W. W. Hill, president of the State Teachers College at Livingston, Ala., regarding the report on pardons and paroles

Item 15: Letter dated Aug. 3, 1951, from Houston Cole, president of the Jacksonville State Teachers College at Jacksonville, Ala., regarding the report on pardons and paroles

Item 16: Letters dated July 31, 1951, from Pruitt to the following people advising them of his mailing them a copy of a report of the Special Investigating Committee on Pardons and Paroles: B. G. Ross, Sanford Bosarge, Clinton McClure, R. E. Hale and W. T. Haynie, all of Bellamy, Ala.; Dr. W. W. Hill and Mrs. G. W. Brock, both at the State Teachers College in Livingston, Ala.; Harry Weeks of Foley, Ala.; James S. Coleman Jr. of Eutaw, Ala.; Marcus E. McConnell Jr. of Livingston, Ala.; J. Wesley Davis, R. L. Adams and C. B. Hightower Jr., all of York, Ala.; Dr. C. B. Smith of Troy State Teachers College at Troy, Ala.; Dr. Elbert Norton of Florence State Teachers College at Florence, Ala.; Dr. Houston Cole of Jacksonville State Teachers College at Jacksonville, Ala.; and John A. Caddell of Decatur, Ala.

Item 17: Rough draft of the Report of the Special Legislative Committee Investigating Pardons and Paroles, dated June 15, 1951

Item 18: Memo dated June 19, 1951, to the Joint Committee to Investigate the Administration of Pardons and Paroles from Charles M. Cooper, director, regarding a draft of a bill proposing amendments to the pardons/paroles administration; attached is a copy of the draft

Item 19: Report of the Special Legislative Committee Investigating Pardons and Paroles (Legislative Document No. 4, 1951, in the Legislature of the State of Alabama, printed Aug. 7, 1951)

Item 20: Handwritten notes on bills with people’s names listed and various expenses

Item 21: Letter dated June 27, 1951, to Alabama Gov. James E. Folsom from Thomas a. Johnston III, chairman of the Special Legislative Committee Investigating Pardons and Paroles, regarding government officials’ possible “improper activity” in pardon/parole cases

Item 22: Letter dated Feb. 8, 1951, from Clay Sheffield of Pine Hill, Ala., regarding Pruitt’s appointment to the committee investigating pardons and paroles; attached is a reply dated Feb. 10, 1951, from Pruitt to “Uncle” Sheffield

Item 23: Letter dated Feb. 10, 1951, from R. D. Algee, shorthand reporter at the Frank Nelson Building in Birmingham, Ala., offering his services for taking of testimonies in the investigation on pardons and paroles

Item 24: Handwritten notes of expenses (two sheets)

Item 25: Handwritten note for Pruitt to call George R. Oliver

Item 26: Handwritten notes including names

Item 27: Letter dated May 19, 1951, from John Horne, administrative assistant to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Small Business, regarding the Kefauver Report

Item 28: Pamphlet, “In the Legislature of the State of Alabama; Special Session; 1951; Legislative Document No. 3: Act No. 2; S.J.R. 3 Organizational Session Interim Committees; Act No. 21, H. 14 Special Session Committee to Investigate Pardons and Paroles; Act. No. 23, H.J.R. 11 Special Session Committee to Study Laws Relative to Oil and Natural Gas.  Attached is a copy of HB 14 establishing the committee to investigate pardons and paroles

Item 29: Two copies of page 8 of an unidentified document, this page beginning with the words, “Your Committee has at all times endeavored to carry on its functions in an economical and practical manner.”

Item 30: Letter dated Feb. 5, 1951, to Sen. E. W. Skidmore, Rep. Lawrence Dumas, Rep. Ira Pruitt, and Rep. W. W. Malone Jr. from Thomas A. Johnston III regarding the minutes of the first meeting of the committee (investigating pardons and paroles); attached is a letter dated Feb. 5, 1951, to Johnston III, Skidmore, Pruitt and Malone Jr. from Dumas recommending investigators to assist in the committee’s investigation, and also attached are the minutes of the first meeting of the committee

Item 31: Handwritten note regarding the investigation

Item 32: Letter dated Feb. 8, 1951, from Rep. Pugh Haynes of Letohatchie, Lowndes County, Ala., requesting an investigator’s position on the committee investigating pardons and paroles; attached is a reply dated Feb. 9, 1951, from Pruitt to Haynes

Item 33: Letter dated Feb. 5, 1951, from Sen. Elvin C. McCary of Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala., recommending an investigator for the committee investigating pardons and paroles; attached is a reply dated Feb. 7, 1951, from Pruitt to McCary

Item 34: Two envelopes (not addressed) bearing the printed return address of the Special Legislative Committee Investigating Pardons and Paroles

Item 35: Pamphlet, “In the Legislature of the State of Alabama, 1951, Document No. 4: Report of the Special Legislative Committee Investigating Pardons and Paroles”

Item 36: Letter dated Sept. 19, 1951, from attorney John B. Hill of Montgomery, Ala., to members of the Special Legislative Committee investigating Pardons and Paroles requesting the return of a letter produced by Hill’s client, Roy Dickerson; attached are the following letters regarding Hill’s request: letter dated Sept. 20, 1951, to Thomas A. Johnston III from Pruitt; letter dated Sept. 22, 1951, to Thomas A. Johnston III from E. W. Skidmore; letter dated Sept. 25, 1951, to Hill from Thompson, Dumas, O’Neal and Hayes law firm of Birmingham, Ala.; letter dated Sept. 26, 1951, to Hill from Thomas A. Johnston III

Item 37: Letter dated Oct. 4, 1951, to the Hon. John Graves of Montgomery, Ala., from Lawrence Dumas Jr. of Birmingham, Ala., regarding a refund from Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co. to the pardons/paroles committee

Item 38: Letter dated Aug. 28, 1951, to Judge William Logan Martin of Birmingham, Ala., from Pruitt regarding a report of the pardons/parole committee

Item 39: Letter dated Aug. 27, 1951, from Martin, Turner, Blakey, and Bouldin law firm of Birmingham, Ala., regarding a report of the pardons/parole committee

Item 40: Report of the Special Legislative Committee Investigating Pardons and Paroles (undated)

Item 41: House Resolution #77 relating to the July 24, 1951, filing of a report of the pardons/paroles committee

Item 42: Handwritten notes (three pages) including names, dates and figures

Item 43: Handwritten notes (one page) including names and brief descriptions of their input on cases

Item 44: Letter dated Sept. 5, 1951, from N. W. Kimbrough, chief of the Service Division of the Alabama Department of Public Safety, regarding department employees’ work with the pardons/paroles committee

Item 45: Letter dated Aug. 29, 1951, from attorney John B. Hill of Montgomery, Ala., requesting, on behalf of his client, Emmett Wood, a copy of the transcripts of testimony given by Ray Coaker before Pruitt’s committee

Item 46: News clipping from unidentified newspaper, “Legislature lauds probers in pardon-parole hearings,” by Hugh W. Sparrow, news staff writer

Item 47: Letter dated May 11, 1951, to L. S. White of Aliceville, Ala., from G. R. Klopfenstein, chief of the Ohio Bureau of Probation and Parole, regarding parole plans for Ernest White; attached is accompanying envelope

Item 48: Letter dated July 6, 1951, to Larry Dumas Jr., W. W. Malone Jr., Ira D. Pruitt and E. W. Skidmore from Thomas A. Johnston III calling a meeting to discuss the pardon and parole investigation

 

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Pruitt Folders

Item 1:     A four-page section from the Port of Mobile News, February 1951, including articles on the inauguration of Gordon Persons as Alabama governor

Item 2:     Pamphlet, “Alabama Directory 1951: Names of State and County Officials furnished by Mrs. Agnes Baggett, Secretary of State,” printed by Brown Printing Co. of Montgomery, Ala.

Item 3:     Document summoning Ira D. Pruitt to speak on behalf of defendant Roy Drinkard in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Ala., dated July 12, 1951

Item 4:     Document summoning Ira D. Pruitt to speak on behalf of defendant Thomas E. Vinson in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Ala., dated July 10, 1951; attached is a subpoena for Pruitt to produce certain documents on the same day on behalf of Vinson