FAU Collections of the American Civil War

FAU Libraries and Special Collections are pleased to announce the launch of a new webpage dedicated to the American Civil War, FAU Collections of the American Civil War.

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.

See upcoming library events and new resources related to the Civil War:

Refer to the Consitution Day LibGuide for information on the following events.

FAU Libraries’ Special Collection and Archives hosts “The Age of Lincoln” Exhibition, 9/14/09 to 10/23/09.

FAU Libraries hosts a lecture by Dr. Marshall Derosa, FAU professor of political science, titled,  “Our Greatest President, Abraham Lincoln, You Decide,” Thursday, September 17, from 2 to 3.

Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Crisis. Lecture by Dr. Stephen D. Engle, American Civil War historian and FAU professor of history, Wednesday, September 23, from 2 to 3.

New Civil War Databases:

American Civil War: Letters and Diaries

Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and magazines

Images of the American Civil War: Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera