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D.C. Civil War Centennial Commission Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 007
The collection contains some correspondence, including a few letters from U.S. Presidents, clippings, photographs, booklets, programs, and other memorabilia from the Commission

Dates

  • 1959-1966

Language of Materials

English

Extent

3 linear feet; 3 boxes

Biographical / Historical

The D.C. Civil War Centennial Commission was established in D.C. to coordinate local events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Civil War. The D.C. Commission was part of a national effort to commemorate in 1961 the centennial of the Civil War. The Commission began its work in 1959 and continued to sponsor events throughout the City until 1966.

Custodial History

The Papers were donated to the Library by Paul J. Sedgwick, Chairman of the D.C. Civil War Centennial Commission.
Title
D.C. Civil War Centennial Commission
Subtitle
An inventory of D.C. Civil War Centennial Commission at DC Public Library
Author
Finding aid prepared by DC Public Library.
Date
2001-02
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the DC Public Library Special Collections Repository

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