January 22, 2022

EBSCO Formally Introduces Digital Archive of Civil War Primary Source Documents

The primary source material in this new digital archive comes from the holdings of the New York Historical Society.

From Today’s Announcement:

Civil War Primary Source Documents represents both Northern and Southern perspectives. The archive focuses on the War as it was fought from 1861 to 1865 and includes important contextual documents in the crucial years leading up to the War and after the fall of the Confederacy.

The collection is comprised of over 110,000 pages and includes information from over 400 individual collections. The invaluable primary resources include original manuscripts of letters, diaries, administrative records, photographs, illustrations and artifacts. Personal accounts appear in various scrapbook journals and family portraits, and strategic initiatives are evident in maps featuring details of troop movements and local landmarks.

Highlights include letters and first-person accounts from such well-known leaders as Ulysses S. Grant; the papers of David Cronin, a famous soldier and artist; soldiers’ diaries chronicling daily life and experiences as prisoners of war; Union Defence Committee records and Confederate Army records.

Read the Complete Annoumcement

Learn More About EBSCO Digital Archives

See Also: Visit Online Exhibits Direct from NY Historical Society

See Also: Learn About the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library at the New-York Historical Society

See Also:  EBSCO Releases Two New Digital Archive Databases from Collections at the New-York Historical Society (May 15, 2012)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.