I’ve got a few Civil War 150 related updates to pass along today.
First, you may have noticed that I’ve added a link for “Digital Civil War Collection” in between “About” and “Find Your Civil War Ancestors” in our blog header. The link will take you to the blog version of the main page for our online Civil War materials, part of the North Carolina Digital Collections (NCDC), a joint-project between we in the North Carolina State Archives and our cohorts in the Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina. The official homepage for our online Civil War collection is on the official North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial website, but we also wanted to provide our blog readers with quick, convenient access to searching or browsing the collection from the blog. So, now you have more options when you want to see some of the letters and First Wednesdays documents that Chris and I have been telling you about over the last few months.
Also the Archives Civil War 150 Committee has just finalized the flyer announcing our next three lectures (PDF). The events are as follows:
- May 9, 2011 – Christopher Meekins will speak on “To Secession and (Slightly) Beyond.”
- August 8, 2011 – Ashley Yandle (that would be me) will give “An Introduction to Online Civil War Resources at the Archives.” I’m planning for this to be an introduction to the Digital Civil War Collection in the NCDC and to how to search in our online catalog MARS, although that might be a bit much to cover in the time we’ll have. Unlike the other lectures which will be held in the auditorium of the State Library & Archives Building, my session will be in our 2nd floor computer lab, so spaces will be limited and those interested in attending will need to register beforehand just so we know many people to expect.
- November 14, 2011 – Debbi Blake will speak on “A Thorn in the Union’s Side: Rose O’Neal Greenhow, Confederate Spy (part one).”