The new site will facilitate student and faculty research by describing collections and providing item-level lists of our materials relating to the American Civil War and the period 1850 to 1890. Many of these primary documents have not been previously researched and include diaries, photographs, letters, political pamphlets and cartoons, rare books, maps, illustrations and broadsides. A small sampling of topics includes state rights, abolition, presidential elections, women’s roles, Confederacy and Union generals’ field letters, Jefferson Davis and Confederacy financing, army medical care and post-war amendment debates.
Students, faculty and other researchers are encouraged to make an appointment so that items can be paged in advance of their visit. Tours, workshops and staff assistance are also available. To make arrangements, please contact the Special Collections Department at LYSCA@fau.edu, or call 561-297-3787.
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