Civil War Centennial Publications Collection

SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
San José State University
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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

 

Series I: Civil War Centennial Publications (Bulk, 1961-1964) 1914-1987

Scope and Content of Collection

The series consists of maps, pamphlets and publications commemorating the American Civil War. The Civil War, also known as the War between States, was fought between the Union (the Northern States) and the Confederate (the Southern States), from 1861-1864. The same geographical divisions that had played a role in the Civil War itself also affected the commission that tried to oversee Centennial activities. Not surprisingly, the Northern States' Commissions and the Southern States' Commissions viewed the war in different ways and used different words and phrases to reflect their viewpoints.

Arrangement

This series is arranged first alphabetically by state and then chorological within each state.

Physical description

1 box
 

Box 1:

 

Folder 1: Maps

 

Folder 2: Northern States (Illinois – Penn.) 1961-1987

 

Folder 3: Southern States (Georgia - S. Carolina) 1940-1968

 

Folder 4: Southern States (Tenn. - Virginia) 1914-1964