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Civil War Centennial Publications Collection
MSS.2012.03.01  
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  • Title: Civil War Centennial Publications Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2012.03.01
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.25 Linear feet, 1 box
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1961-1964
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1987
    Abstract: The Civil War Centennial Publications Collection, (1914-1987, bulk 1961-1964) contains various publications referencing the American Civil War Centennial. The public commemoration of the Civil War passed by Congress in 1957 also created the United States Civil War Centennial Commission. The Commission was asked to work with each of the forty-eight U.S. states to create state-level commissions to commemorate the war, and to coordinate Centennial activities. Commemoration activities began in 1957, four years prior to the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sumter and ended in 1965 with the 100th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox. This collection consists of maps, pamphlets and publications from each state celebrating the Civil War.
    Physical Location: Vault 1, Range 21A

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the SJSU Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    Civil War Centennial Publications Collection, MSS-2012-03-01, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Madison Burgess. Finding aid created in the Archivst Toolkit. Reviewed by Danelle Moon, Project Director.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Civil War Centennial Publications Collection, (1914-1987, bulk 1961-1964) contains various publications referencing the American Civil War Centennial. The public commemoration of the Civil War passed by Congress in 1957 also created the United States Civil War Centennial Commission. The Commission was asked to work with each of the forty-eight U.S. states to create state-level commissions to commemorate the war, and to coordinate Centennial activities. Commemoration activities began in 1957, four years prior to the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sumter and ended in 1965 with the 100th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox. This collection consists of maps, pamphlets and publications from each state celebrating the Civil War.

    Arrangement

    The Civil War Centennial Publications Collection can easily be arranged into one series: Series I: Civil War Centennial Publications, 1914-1987 (bulk 1961-1964).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Civil War Centennial Association
    Civil War Centennial Commission (U.S.)
    Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois
    Civil War Centennial Commission of Tennessee
    Civil War Centennial Committee (Orange County, Va.)
    Civil War centennial series