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PA Civil War Collections

Penn State's Civil War Collection contains several freely available fully digitized collections. This links includes those that are housed at Penn State as well as links to several dozen open access digital resources. You can also navigate to the Penn State Digital Collections home page from this link.

 

An Annotated Bibliography of Civil War-Era Articles in Pennsylvania Journals, 1893-1982

Penn State's Civil War Collection contains several freely available fully digitized collections. This links includes those that are housed at Penn State as well as links to several dozen open access digital resources. You can also navigate to the Penn State Digital Collections home page from this link.  Compuled and edited by John Kent Folmar. Source: Western Pennsylvania History, Volume 66, Number 3 (July 1983) , 293--303

 

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

This link will take you directly to the Pennsylvania Digital Newspaper Collection held by the Library of Congress. You can use the tabs on this page to navigate to the sites home page for more historic Civil War Era newspapers.

 

Penn State Special Collections American Civil War Sources

Penn State's Special Collections library houses a significant number of family papers, correspondence, personal narratives, ledgers and ephemera related to the American Civil War. To see a complete list use the link above and then click on the American Civil War tab or search the CAT.

 

Quakers and Slavery

This is a collaborative project of the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College. The goal is to increase accessibility to rare and historical materials. Items include photographs, manuscripts, minutes and correspondence.

 

Historic Iowa Children's Diaries

University of Iowa's Civil War Diaries and Letters

The University of Iowa Libraries features a unique collection of eleven diaries written by children. Most date from 1862 to 1892. It also hosts a digital collection of Civil War Diaries and Letters along with a transcription project for them.

 

Digitized African American Collections

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the home for a large array of resources related to African Americans in Pennsylvania. Visit this website to directly link to select collections owned by the Pennsylvania State Archives.