United States Civil War Collection


United States Civil War Collec

San Diego State University
Library and Information Access
Slave trade -- United States -- History – Sources ; Slave trade -- Southern States -- History – Sources ; Slavery -- Southern States – Sources ; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 – Sources ; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes
The United States Civil War Collection contains manuscript and printed materials (including correspondence, speeches, pamphlets, and newspapers) dating from the US Civil War era, as well as later items about the war. The bulk of the collection dates from 1861-1864, and both the Northern and Southern perspectives are represented. Of note in the collection are 18 original manuscript documents, including an 1823 bill of sale for a slave, various letters, and an 1864 diary. Persons represented in the collection include Henry Clay, Victor Hugo, Benson Lossing, George B. McClellan, James Monroe, Charles Sumner, and Henry Jackson Van Dyke.
Dates covered:
Collection Size:
3.75 linear feet
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Citation Sample:
Identification of item, folder title, box number, United States Civil War Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection policy:
This collection is open for research. The copyright interests in the materials found in this collection have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Special Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for which it is the copyright holder.