Western Kentucky University (WKU) is proud to announce the acquisition of several complete collections to complement and enhance its soon-to-be announced Center for the Study of the Civil War in the West. WKU already houses a large collection of mostly-untapped materials related to the U.S. South, the Civil War, and Kentucky, including soldiers' letters, wills, diaries, newspapers, and other manuscripts.
To complement these sources WKU has purchased and is in the process of cataloging nearly $500,000 worth of the following collections--in their entirety--from Lexis-Nexis:
Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations From the Revolution through the Civil War
Records of Southern Plantations From Emancipation to the Great Migration
Letters Received by the Attorney General, Civil
War Battles and Campaigns
Civil War Unit Histories: Regimental Histories
and Personal Narratives
Confederate Military Manuscripts
Papers of Union Staff Officers, 1861-1865
The Journal of the Congress of the Confederate
States of America
In the near future WKU plans to host biennials conferences related to the Civil War in the West, acquire more materials related to this growing field, and become a center for Western-theater and Old Southwest-related research.
For more information please see the Center's Mission Statement at (the web address provided below)
Recently acquired materials should be available beginning in late May of this year. For more information on using these or any other collections, see the website of the Kentucky Library (http://www.wku.edu/library/dlsc/), where all materials will be housed.
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