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Guide to the Civil War Era sources available in Special Collections.

Civil War

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Civil War Era (1830-1877)
A collection of political cartoons, personal papers, pamphlets, maps, paintings and photographs from the Civil War Era.

Civil War Reunions and Reminiscences (1878-1938)

Civil War Commemoration, Interpretation, and Battlefield Preservation

New England Loyal Publication Society

A digital collection of broadsides published by the New England Loyal Publication Society. This society, founded in 1863, influenced public opinion through the distribution of pro-Union articles, editorials, and literature.


Civil War in Special Collections: Suggested Materials

Special Collections maintains a variety of materials a researcher in Civil War might want to investigate:

Manuscript Collections pertaining to the Civil War


The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, located in the Reading Room

GettDigital Civil War Collections

College Archives and Publications that may be of use:

Additional information can be found in:

Consult an archivist for assistance with these items.

Locating Items

Published Materials:

Check MUSCAT Plus.

  • Special Collections stacks are closed. To acquire an item, make a request at the reference desk in the Special Collections Reading Room.
  • Some materials may be found in the main stacks and can circulate.

Non-published Materials:

Include photographs, maps, ephemera, and manuscripts housed in Special Collections.

These items do not circulate and are available only in Special Collections.

Consult an archivist for assistance with non-published materials.