The University of Southern Mississippi -- McCain Library and Archives
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Creator: Mississippi Commission on the War Between the States
Collection Number: M435
Title: Civil War Centennial Collection
Quantity: .50 cu ft
Abstract: This collection contains a variety of materials relating to the 100th Anniversary of the American Civil War.
From 1961-1965, several groups joined together to commemorate the Centennial of the Civil War. The Daughters of the Confederacy and the Mississippi Commission on the War Between the States were two of these groups. Historical tours, monument dedications, balls and reenactments highlighted the five-year commemoration of the war's 100 th Anniversary.
Contents of the Collection
Scope and Content Note
This Collection contains an assortment of pamphlets, brochures, newspaper clippings, and special edition Centennial newspapers. There is also a booklet that gives an overview of the Civil War and a summary of some of the more famous battles. One item of interest is a battle flag pin included in the Collection. The collection should be of interest to all Civil War buffs.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Transferred to the University of Southern Mississippi Archives from the Mississippiana Vertical File of the William D. McCain Library in 1988.
Restrictions Governing Access:
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions Governing Use:
This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).
Preferred Citation Method:
Item, Title of Collection, McCain Library and Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi.
Language of Materials:
Processed by Jessica Clark
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