Special Collections

The Boaz Public Library holds in excess in 60,000 items which include:


       Adult Fiction and Nonfiction Books

       Children’s Fiction and Nonfiction Books including Newbery & Caldecott

     Large print books* both fiction and nonfiction including mystery, western, romance, etc. 

       Books-on-Tape and Compact Disc*  for adults and children.  Great for the vision impaired as well as those traveling for work or fun.

       VHS Tapes and DVD's* - New Releases and Classics



New Items



   Newspapers, Local-Current copies of The Sand Mountain Reporter and The Gadsden Times

   Local School Annuals - Boaz High School 1950, 1951, 1952, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1971, 1980, 1981

                                       Douglas High School  1952

                                       Snead State College  1936, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970,

                                                                        1971, 1972, 1973, 1974

Genealogy - Books, Pamphlets, CD-ROM with Family Tree Maker, Census on Microfilm

 Census on Microfilm:

           1830 Alabama Census:  Blount, Franklin, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Morgan, St. Clair,

                                                Walker Counties

           1840 Alabama Census:  Benton, Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Fayette, Franklin, Southern Madison, Madison, Marion, Marshall,

                                                 Morgan Counties

           1850 Alabama Census:  Bibb, Blount, Butler, Chambers, Coosa, Covington, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb, Fayette, Franklin, Greene,

                                                Hancock, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Lowndes, Macon, Madison,

                                                Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Perry, Randolph, Russell, St. Clair,

                                                Shelby Counties

          1860 Alabama Census:   Bibb, Blount, Butler, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb, Fayette, Franklin,

                                                Green, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall,

                                                Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Sumter, Talladega, Walker, Washington,

                                                Wilcox, Winston Counties

          1870 Alabama Census:   Autauga, Baker, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Chambers, City of Mobile, City of Montgomery,

                                                Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb,

                                                Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Geneva, Greene, Hale, Henry, Jackson, Lawrence, Lee,

                                                Limestone, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Morgan, Montgomery,

                                                Perry, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Sanford, Shelby, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Walker, Washington, Wilcox,

                                                Winston Counties

         1880 Alabama Census:  Choctaw (Part), Clark, Clay (Part), Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Greene, Hale, Henry, Madison, Marengo,

                                               Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe Counties

         1890 Alabama Census:  Perry County

         1900 Alabama Census:  Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Pike, Randolph Counties

         1910 Alabama Census:  Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Dale, DeKalb, Elmore, Geneva, Escambia, Etowah, Fayette,

                                               Houston, Jackson Counties

         1920 Alabama Census:  Dale, DeKalb, Limestone, Marshall, Etowah, Geneva Counties

         1930 Alabama Census:  Blount, Butler, Calhoun, Cherokee, Choctaw, Clay, Crenshaw, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Fayette,

                                               Franklin, Hale, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Montgomery, Morengo,

                                               Morgan, Perry, Randolph, Russell Counties

         1830 Georgia Census:  Decatur, DeKalb, Dooly, Early, Effingham, Elbert, Emanuel, Fayette, Franklin, Glynn, Greene, Gwinnett,

                                             Habersham, Hall, Hancock, Harris, Henry, Houston, Irwin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones Counties

         1840 Georgia Census:  Appling, Baker, Baldwin, Bibb, Bryan, Bullock, Burke, Butts, Clarke, Cobb, Columbia, Coweta, Crawford,

                                             Decatur, DeKalb, Dade, Dooly, Early, Effingham, Elbert, Emanual, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer,

                                             Glynn, Green, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hancock, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Irwin, Jackson, Jasper,

                                             Jefferson, Jones, Laurens, Lee, Liberty, Lincoln, Lowndes, Lumpkin, Macon, Madison, Marion, McIntosh,

                                             Meriwether, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Murray, Muscogee, Pulaski, Putnam, Rabun, Randolph,    

                                             Richmond, Savannah, Screven, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Tattnall, Telfair, Thomas, Troup,

                                             Twiggs, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilkinson Counties

        1850 Georgia Census:  Carroll, Cass, Cherokee, Clark, Clinch, Cobb, Coweta, Columbia, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer,

                                            Habersham, Hall, Hancock, Putnam, Rabun, Randolph, Richmond, Troup, Twiggs, Union Counties

        1860 Georgia Census:  Butts, Calhoun, Camden, Campbell, Carroll, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Doughtery, Early, Echols,

                                            Effingham, Elbert, Emanuel, Fannin, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Quitman, Rabun Counties

        1870 Georgia Census:  Early, Echols, Elbert, Effingham, Emanuel, Fannin, Hart, Heard, Henry, Pickens, Pierce, Pike Counties

        1900 Georgia Census:  Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Pickens, Pierce, Pike, Polk Counties

        1930 Georgia Census:  Peach, Pickens, Pierce, Pike, Pulaski Counties

        1850 New York Census:  Westchester County

        1830 North Carolina Census:  Ashe, Anson, Bertie, Burke, Bumcombe, Brunswick, Macon, Montgomery, Northampton, New 

                                                       Hanover, Nash, Onslow, Orange Counties

        1840 North Carolina Census:  Iredell, Johnston, Jones, Lenior, Lincoln, Macon, Moore Counties

        1860 North Carolina Census:  Cherokee, Chatham Counties

        1800 South Carolina Census:  Abbeville District, Barnwell District, Beaufort District, Charleston District, Chester District,

                                                       Chesterfield County, Colleton District, Darlington County, Edgefield District, Fairfield, Georgetown

                                                       District (Wingow, MacCamont, Kingston Counties), Greenville District, Kershaw District, Lancaster

                                                       District, Laurens District, Marlboro District, Newberry District, Marian District (Liberty & Williamsburg

                                                       Counties), Orangeburgh District (Lexington, Orange Counties), Pendleton District, Spartanburg

                                                       District, Union District

         1880 Tennessee Census:  Lincoln (Part), McMinn, McNairy, Marion (Part) Counties

         1790 Census U.S. plus 1840 census of pensioners for Rev. or Military Service-Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont,


         Index to the Five Civilized Tribes:  Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole 1835-1906

Genealogy on Microfilm:

Alabama Marriages-Early to 1825

American Revolutionary Soldiers of Franklin County (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania)

The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln

Biographical History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 1872

Colonial Granville County, North Carolina and Its People

Dodson (Dotson) Genealogy

Georgia Marriages-Early to 1800

An Historical Account of Scotch in America Prior to 1783

Kentucky Marriages-Early to 1800

North Carolina Marriages-Early to 1800

North Carolina Marriages-1801-1825

Rowan County, North Carolina Records, Early Settlers

Salisbury, North Carolina Inscriptions on Stones 1755-1966

Tennessee Marriages-Early to 1800

Virginia Marriages-Early to 1800

 Newspapers on Microfilm – A range of years from 1893-1983

        Albertville Herald  Jan.-Dec. 1943; Nov. 11, 1949; Jan.-Dec. 1950; Jan.-Dec. 1955; Jan.-Dec. 1959

        Boaz Enterprise  Oct. 16, 1903-Aug. 26, 1904

        Boaz Leader  Jan. 6, 1915-Dec. 19, 1918; Jan. 18, 1917-Dec. 29, 1927; Jan. 3, 1919-Dec. 23, 1920, Jan. 13, 1921-

                             Dec. 26, 1924, Jan. 7, 1925-Dec. 30, 1926; Jan. 5, 1928-Dec. 25, 1930; Jan. 1, 1931-Dec. 27, 1934;

                             Jan. 2, 1936-Dec. 30, 1937; Jan. 4, 1945-Dec. 25, 1946; Jan. 9, 1947-Dec. 1948; Jan.-Dec. 1959;

                             Jan.-Dec. 1960; Jan.-Dec. 1962; Jan. 1963-March 12, 1964; Jan.-Dec. 1965; Jan.-Dec. 1966;

                             Jan.-Dec. 1967; Jan.-Dec. 1968; Jan. 1969-May 1970; Jan.-March 1983

       Boaz Leader and Sand Mountain Sun  Apr. 6, 1938; Jan. 1940-Dec. 1941; Jan. 1943-Dec. 1944; Jan.-Dec. 1952;

                                                             Apr. 29-Dec. 30, 1954; Jan.-Dec. 1956; Jan.-Dec. 1957; Jan.-Dec. 1958

       Boaz News Leader  Jan.-Dec. 1955; Feb. 15-Dec. 27, 1979; Jan.-Dec. 1980; Jan.-Dec. 1981; Jan. 7-Sept. 1982

       Leader Dispatch  June-Dec. 1970; Jan.-Dec. 1971; July-Dec. 1972

       Marshall Banner  1901; March 10, 1904-Dec. 29, 1904; 1905, 1906

       The Reporter  Feb.-Dec. 1957

       Sand Mountain Banner and Albertville Banner  Jan. 7.-Dec. 28, 1937

       Sand Mountain Signal  March 24, 1893-Dec. 28, 1894; Jan. 4, 1895-Dec. 31, 1896; Jan. 5 & July 1896; Feb. 21-July 19, 1896;

                                          Oct. 16, 1896; Dec. 3 & Dec. 10, 1896; July 1, 1897; March 24, 1893-Dec. 28, 1894; Jan. 7, 1897-

                                          July 26, 1900

       Sand Mountain Sun  April 9-Dec. 24, 1937; Jan. 7-Dec. 30, 1939; March 17, 1939