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Revision as of 22:55, 25 August 2012

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama.

Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]   mark.palmer@archives.alabama.gov

Address:[1]
P.O. Box 300100
624 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36130

Telephone:[1]  334-242-4435

Hours and holidays:  Hours: click here. State holidays: click here.

Directions, maps, and public transportation:[2]

  • From points north via Birmingham and I-65: take I-65 South to Montgomery, then follow the signs for I-85 North towards Atlanta. From the I-65/I-85 junction, take Exit 1 (Court Street) onto the exit ramp (Arba Street). At the intersection of Arba and Union Streets, turn left onto Union. You will pass under the I-85 interstate onto Union Street – a one-way, four-lane street. (Caution: if you proceed on Arba you will be entering the on-ramp for I-85 south.) Continue north on Union Street. Turn left at the 4th traffic light onto Washington Avenue. The front of the Alabama Department of Archives and History building is to your left across from the Avenue of Flags on the side of the state Capitol.
  • From points south and west via Mobile and I-65: take I-65 North to Montgomery and follow the signs to I-85 North towards Atlanta. After turning onto I-85 North, follow directions to the Alabama Department of Archives and History as indicated above.
  • From points east via Atlanta and I-85: take I-85 South to Exit 1 for Union Street. Veer right onto South Union - a one-way, four-lane street. Turn left at the 3rd traffic light onto Washington Avenue. The front of the Alabama Department of Archives and History building is to your left across from the Avenue of Flags on the side of the state Capitol. On-street parking is available around the Archives building on Washington Avenue, Bainbridge Street, and Adams Avenue/Street. Limited off-street parking is also available in the Archives parking lot across from the rear (south) entrance of the building off Adams Avenue. Please note the south entrance bears the inscription ALABAMA WORLD WAR MEMORIAL above the doors.

Map: click here.

Public transport: MATS Bus Route 1 AUM, and Route 15 Allendale stop near the ADAH building.

Internet sites and databases:

  • Internet site Alabama Department of Archives and History: education, museum, records management, and research including reference request form, visiting instructions, family research tutorials, research brochures, historical and genealogical societies, professional researchers, Alabama Internet resources, and local archives and museums.
  • Alabama History Online timeline, emblems, capitals, famous Alabamians, counties, state histories, governors, legislature, state agencies, election and population records.
  • Alabama Civil War Service database search shows name, branch, unit, and company for 238,000 people.

Collection Description

Online indexes: local government county records on microfilm, newspapers on microfilm and otherwise, maps, church and synagogue records, Online records: Civil War soldiers, digital archives, photos, publications, historical quarterly, 1867 voter database; World War I Goldstar (deceased) database, governors' orders database, Other records: military war records, vertical files, personal history surname file, and Alabama city directories inventory.[3]

Tips

  • Registration: All researchers must have a researcher card. To obtain a card, please register on the computer at the lobby desk outside the Research Room on your first visit.[4]
  • Lockers: are available at a refundable cost of 25 cents before entering the Research Room. You may not take the following items into the Research Room: ink pens, brief cases, purses, book or tote bags, back packs, lap top bags, overcoats and raincoats.[4]

Guides

Alternate Repositories

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If you cannot visit or find a source at the Alabama Department of Archives and History, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

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Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "About the Alabama Department of Archives and History" at Alabama Department of Archives and History (accessed 25 August 2012).
  2. "Location" at Alabama Department of Archives and History (accessed 25 August 2012).
  3. Search Our Collections at Alabama Department of Archives and History (accessed 25 August 2012).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Welcome to the Alabama Department of Archives and History at Alabama Department of Archives and History (accessed 25 August 2012).