Wednesday, June 8, 2011

1912 The Bronson Library, Waterbury, Connecticut

[LIB1941] Special Collection: U.S. Civil War 1861-1865: Primary Sources at Silas Branson Library, Waterbury, Connecticut -- People from all walks of life recorded their impressions about the Civil War in their diaries, letters, poetry, stories, and songs. Newspapers and magazines covered the war in great detail. Politicians gave speeches about it. Long after the war ended, government agencies at the federal and state level published official reports about the different military campaigns, along with the names of
soldiers on both sides who fought in them. Soldiers, doctors, nurses, and civilians published their memoirs, often with photographs and maps. We have all of these kinds of primary sources at the Bronson Library. Some are part of the regular collection and may be checked out. If the prefix "GE" is in the call number, it is part of the Genealogy and Local History Collection, which is housed on the second floor of the Library. Ask at the Reference Desk for assistance in retrieving materials from the Local History Room. [Website]

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