Papers of the D.C. Civil War Centennial Commission, 1959-1966

Papers of the D.C. Civil War Centennial Commission, 1959-1966

Finding Aid

Collection No. 7 (3 linear ft.)
D.C. Community Archives

Provenance

The Papers were donated to the Library by Paul J. Sedgwick, Chairman of the D.C. Civil War Centennial Commission.

History

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.   
 

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains some correspondence, including a few letters from U.S. presidents, clippings, photographs, booklets, programs, and other memorabilia from the Commission.

Box Inventory

Box 1

  • Correspondence 1963-1965,
  • Correspondence, n.d.
  • Clippings, 1959-1966
  • Clippings, n.d.
  • Ephemera invitations to events
  • Ephemera programs
  • Ephemera miscellaneous
  • Photographs of centennial events of Paul Sedgwick
  • Photographs of centennial events, 1959 through 1961
  • Photographs of centennial events awarding of centennial medals, 1961 (2 folders)
  • Photographs of centennial events, 1962
  • Photographs of centennial events, Kennedy and McMillan
  • Photographs of centennial events, Gettysburg address observance
  • Photographs of centennial events, 1963-1966
  • Photographs of centennial events including the National Gallery of Art, unknown dates (2 folders)

Box 2

  • Photographs of miscellaneous events
  • Historic photographs used in the commemoration from forts
  • Historic photographs for commemorations from the Library of Congress
  • Historic photographs for commemorations from the U.S. Navy
  • Historic photographs for commemorations from the Brady Collection and U.S. Signal Corps
  • Materials from mounted exhibits

Box 3 (Oversized Materials)

  • Programs
  • Press releases and publicity
  • Photographs
  • Takoma Park: 75 Year of Community Living
  • Album loose-leaf pages
  • Wright, Marcus T., Battles and Commanders of the Civil War, 1907

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D.C. Community Archives
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