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

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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 Legacy (1939-Present)

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

Photographs

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

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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.

Special Collections & College Archives

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Special Collections & College Archives Musselman Library
Gettysburg College
Box 420
300 N. Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

717-337-7002 Director
717-337-7006 Archivist
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Special Collections Reading Room Hours

(Musselman Library, 4th Floor)

When classes are in session

Mon, Thurs, Fri : 1 - 5 PM
Tues, Wed : 1 - 5  and 6 - 9 PM

Summer 

Open for exhibits Wed, Thurs, Fri: 1-4 PM

Other times by appointment only

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