Monday, April 24, 2006

Civil War Material in the Digital Media Repository

Letters, diaries, photographs, and other items from the U. S. Civil War are now available 24/7 for learning, teaching, and research through Ball State’s Digital Media Repository, a project of the University Libraries. You can visit the Repository of U. S. Civil War Materials from East Central Indiana at

Funded by a Library Technology Services Act (LSATA) grant, the University Libraries partnered with the Delaware County Historical Society, Henry County Historical Society, Muncie Public Library, and the Dan Quayle Center and U. S. Vice Presidential Museum to digitize and provide Web access to Civil War items from their collections along with materials from the Archives and Special Collections Research Center of the University Libraries. Researchers can view digital images of the original documents and read transcriptions. More Civil War materials will be added to the collections in the near future.

For information, contact John Straw, Director, Archives & Special Collections Research Center, at or (765) 285-5078.

This article was printed in The Library Insider April 2006, page 3.


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