BANKHEAD, John Hollis, 1842-1920


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Alabama Department of Archives and History
Montgomery, AL
Papers: 1865-1923, and no date. 35 cubic feet. Primarily documents his career as a senator, although his elections to various offices and his personal financial life are extensively documented. Senatorial records include correspondence and subject files pertaining to the U. S. Post Office, river navigation and hydroelectric power, politics, prohibition, agriculture, labor, Good Roads program, tariffs, foreign affairs, and other topics. Also includes speeches, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, and portrait. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in the Frank W. Boykin papers, 1911-1972; the Joseph F. Johnson papers, 1847-1926; articles on Bankhead in the Thomas McAdory Owen clipping scrapbook, 1894-1896; letters and petitions regarding appointment of Bankhead to the office of warden of prisons (ca. 1880) in the governor’s appointments files, 1879-1882; correspondence in the Edward H. Moren papers, 1841-1887; correspondence in the Tallulah Brockman Bankhead papers, 1902-1968; clippings on Bankhead’s life and career in the William B. Bankhead papers, 1875-1952); the autobiography of Warren S. Reese, 1936-1937, which is particularly rich in materials related to state and national politics including John H. Bankhead Sr. and Jr.; and photograph of Bankhead at the dedication of lock 17 on the Warrior River, 1915, in Asa Roundtree papers, 1896-1977. Finding aid.


Auburn University Library
Auburn, AL
Papers: In Alabama Farm Bureau Federation records, 1922-1980. Ca. 47 cubic feet (1 foot of congressional correspondence). Correspondence between congressmen and Farm Bureau officials concerning legislation. Finding aid. Restricted.


Birmingham Public Library
Birmingham, AL
Papers: Correspondence in the Erskine Ramsay papers, 1886-1953.