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Books, correspondence, magazines, newsclippings, and pamphlets
related to waterfront activities in Mobile. (See also Photograph
Collections under the same heading.) .5 cubic feet.
BROOKLEY AIR FORCE BASE
This collection of materials pertaining to Brookley AFB dates
from 1942 to 1964. It includes photographs, newsclippings, and a few issues of the Brookley
Bay Breeze from 1942 and A la MOAD from 1943-1944, and a more complete
run of the Brookley Spotlight from 1959 to 1969. 5 cubic feet.
CONSULAR CORPS OF MOBILE
Mobile was at one time home to many consulates from around the
world. Around 1953 the group established as a social organization the Consular Corps of
Mobile. Beginning in the mid-1950s and continuing into the early 1970s, members of the
corps used their influence to encourage growth of the Port of Mobile. After the 1970s the
corps reverted back to its original design. The papers consists of primarily documents
relating to the group's annual receptions, including invitations, proposed guest lists,
and RSVPs. Other files pertain to the corps itself and include membership lists, annual
dues, and financial information. There are also news articles and press releases. 1.25
- CORPS OF ENGINEERS
Two folders of information related to or stemming from the Mobile
branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. One folder has photocopied handwritten notes
on the history of the Mobile branch. The other has maps and other information on the early
locks and dams on the Black Warrior and Tallapoosa rivers. The latter folder also contains
two black and white photographs, one of lock and dam number 3 and one of lock and dam
CROOM, STEPHENS GAILLARD (93-09-272)
related to the USS Alabama, the Chicago Security Intelligence School, and the Dallas
Security Intelligence School. Includes information on intelligence topics such as sabotage
and surveilance, as well as correspondence, invitations and brochures about historic
buildings, and material on the battleship. Also has Stephens Croom's ham radio license and
a folder with information on Communism and Nazism. Stephens played a pivotal role in
bringing the South Dakota-class battleship USS Alabama to Mobile and developing the site
into a major tourist attraction. (See also Croom, Stephens G., accession number
06-09-531.) A finding aid is available onsite. 1.75 cubic foot.
STEPHENS G. (06-09-531)
This collection focuses on material associated with the USS Alabama
(BB-60), the Battleship Commission, and Battleship Park. Stephens Croom was instrumental
in the acquisition and establishment of Battleship Memorial Park and served as the first
secretary of the USS Alabama Battleship Commission. Also includes genealogical
material on some Croom family members, particularly the Howard and Marshall families, as
well as typescripts
and correspondence related to the 1837 wreck of the steamboat Home, which killed Croom's ancestor Hardy Bryan
Croom and his family. (See also Photograph Collectons under the same heading and Croom,
Stephens Gaillard, accession #93-09-272.) 1.25 cubic foot.
DELANO / MAGOUN
A collection of letters, receipts, and invoices, 1835-1844, from
various ship captains in Mobile to the ship owners, Benjamin Delano and Son of Kingston,
Massachusetts, and Thatcher Magoun and Son of Boston. The ship captains describe their
cargo and their experiences in the port of Mobile. .25 cubic feet.
DOG RIVER ORAL HISTORY
A series of 4 oral interviews conducted in 2001 with people
living along Dog River. The main thrust of the interviews was to capture memories of
changing conditions along the river. Transcripts are available. .25 cubic feet.
DUNNE, WILLIAM M. P.
Dr. William M. P. Dunne was a professor at SUNY at Stony Brook.
His area of expertise was naval history, in particular marine architecture, and he
authored a number of books on the subject. Dunne spent a year conducting research in
Mobile on the schooner Alabama, later writing a history of the vessel. Dunne's
son subsequently sent his father's research materials to Alabama Public Television for
their documentary on Mobile Bay. APT later deposited the material with us. The information
contained in the collection relates to the Mobile Bar Pilots Association and various
sailing ships. .5 cubic feet.
These are the official papers of Congressman Jack Edwards, who
served in the U.S. House of Representatives, District l, Alabama from 1964 to 1984. The
papers include correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, tapes, etc. They have
been restored to their original chronological order and inventoried. Of particular local
interest are materials relating to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Project and the
closing of Brookley Air Force Base. Also included in the collection are papers relating to
the Watergate scandal, school desegregation, and civil rights in general. 251 cubic
MOBILE BAR PILOTS
Miscellaneous correspondence, minutes, reports, and materials of
the Mobile Bar Pilots Association (1910-1916). Includes the records of the Harbor Master
and Boards of Port Wardens and Pilot Commissioners (1896-1914). Also included are several
articles written by William M. P. Dunne, a noted naval historian. .5 cubic feet.
This collection deals primarily with operations of the Waterman
Steamship Corporation from 1919 to 1937, and includes correspondence, mail contracts,
construction loans, ship repairs, speeches, reports, published materials, etc. (See also Photograph Collections under Waterman Steamship
Corporation.) 13 cubic feet.