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Register of the Civil War Round Table (Stockton, Calif.) Papers, 1962-1976
Mss173  
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Description
The Civil War Round Table Papers consists chiefly of memos and programs of local meetings (1962-1976). Also included are member essays on various aspects of the Civil War and some materials from the Civil War Centennial Commission of California.
Background
Working with historical groups and colleges the Civil War Centennial Commission of California sought to promote an understanding of the Civil War with programs, pageants, and special events. William Shaw, from the Commission, came to Stockton, at the request of R.R. Stuart, Director of the California History Foundation, to help establish a local Civil War Round Table. Faculty at the University of the Pacific and individuals in the Lodi/Stockton area then formed a chapter of the Civil War Round Table Association (1962). According to the Sacramento Articles of Incorporation the groups were formed to perpetuate an interest in the Civil War by every appropriate means: to further the collection of Civil War relics; to extend the preservation of records of the Civil War and the perfection of accurate information as to such records; to encourage trips by interested individuals to locations linked to the Civil War; to bring to the organization members, speakers and lecturers; and to encourage dramas or plays.
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Collection is open for research.