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Register of the Civil War Round Table (Stockton, Calif.) Papers, 1962-1976
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Civil War Round Table (Stockton, Calif.) Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1962-1976
    Collection number: Mss173
    Creator:
    Extent: 0.25 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Civil War Round Table (Stockton, Calif.) Papers, Mss173, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Shaw, William Lawrence

    personal name

    Webber, Alfred B.

    corporate name

    California. Civil War Centennial Commission

    corporate name

    Civil War Round Table (Chicago, Ill.)

    corporate name

    Civil War Round Table (Sacramento, Calif.)

    corporate name

    Civil War Round Table (Stockton, Calif.)

    subject

    United States -History -Civil War, 1861-1865

    subject

    United States -Foreign relations -Japan

    subject

    Historians -California -Correspondence

    subject

    California -History -Sources

    subject

    History -Study and teaching -California

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    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.