Source:Manuscripts of the American Civil War

Source Manuscripts of the American Civil War
Year range 1861 - 1865
Subject History
Publication information
Type Miscellaneous
Manuscripts of the American Civil War.
Notre Dame University website


From the University of Notre Dame Rare Books and Special Collections:

"The Department of Special Collections' Civil War manuscript classification includes all manuscript groups originating, wholly or primarily, in North America in the years 1861 to 1865. Also included are later manuscript groups of immediate relevance to the Civil War. "Manuscripts of the American Civil War" contains collection-level descriptions of the Department's processed holdings, which may be accessed via the menu to the left. Individual collections are typically distinguished by unity of provenance; consequently, the collections described on this site vary greatly in size, from a single manuscript to more than two hundred.
In addition, "Manuscripts of the American Civil War" includes images and textual transcriptions of many of the Department's Civil War manuscript collections. Items thus far scanned and transcribed include one topical collection, one collection of personal papers, five diaries, 27 personal letter groups or correspondences, comprising a total of more than 400 letters, and two military records."

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This may be better called a "sub-repository." Located in the Notre Dame Rare Books and Special Collections, the Civil War Manuscripts are collection of a variety of manuscript holdings linked by the their common connection to the Civil War. See the index to the collection on the web site.