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Civil War manuscripts collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 619

Scope and Contents

The Civil War Manuscripts Collection was created to give the researcher more direct access to small and fragmentary collections of material on the subject of the Civil War in the United States, 1861-1865. It is an intentionally assembled collection of diaries, correspondence, photographs, printed material, and ephemera primarily documenting military events and daily camp life, as well as family life on the home front and civilian activities. Many Connecticut regiments are represented throughout the collection.

Dates

  • 1859-1900
  • Majority of material found within 1861 - 1865

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown, though much of the material in this collection is likely in the public domain. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two series: I. Civil War collections, 1836-1960. II. Civil War manuscripts, 1861-1902.

Extent

16.5 Linear Feet ( (33 boxes and 1 folio))

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0619

Overview

The Civil War Manuscripts Collection was created to give the researcher more direct access to small and fragmentary collections of material on the subject of the Civil War in the United States, 1861-1865. It is an intentionally assembled collection of diaries, correspondence, photographs, printed material, and ephemera primarily documenting military events and daily camp life, as well as family life on the home front and civilian activities. Many Connecticut regiments are represented throughout the collection.

Accruals

Further additions to this collection will meet departmental standards for additions to artificial collections and thus not amount to more than .25 linear feet of material or contain material in smaller quantities which warrant collection level status due to individual or subject content. Additions will include material generated during the Civil War period, 1861-1865, or the reminiscences, remembrances and recollections of individuals who were a party to events relating to the war.

General note

Further additions to this collection will meet departmental standards for additions to artificial collections and thus not amount to more than .25 linear feet of material or contain material in smaller quantities which warrant collection level status due to individual or subject content. Additions will include material generated during the Civil War period, 1861-1865, or the reminiscences, remembrances and recollections of individuals who were a party to events relating to the war.
Title
Guide to the Civil War Manuscripts Collection
Author
compiled by staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
October 1971
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • May 2016: finding aid revisiion description not supplied

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
(203) 432-1735
(203) 432-7441 (Fax)