Thursday, December 21, 2006

U.S. Civil War Material Available at Ball State Libraries' 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 the 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 (LSTA) grant, the Ball State University Libraries partnered with several cultural, historical, and educational institutions. These include Henry County Historical Society, Muncie Public Library, and the Dan Quayle Center and U. S. Vice Presidential Museum. Activities included digitizing and providing Web access to U.S. Civil War items from their collections along with materials from the University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collection Research Center.

Researchers can view digital images of the original documents and read a transcription. More U.S. Civil War materials will be added to the collections in the near future.

For more information, contact John B. Straw, Ball State University Libraries’ Director for Archives and Special Collections Research Center,, (765) 285-5078.


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