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Guide to the Civil War Centennial Collection

Overview of the Collection


Repository: McCain Library and Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi

Creator: Mississippi Commission on the War Between the States

Collection Number: M435

Title: Civil War Centennial Collection

Dates: 1961-1965

Quantity: .50 cu ft

Abstract: This collection contains a variety of materials relating to the 100 th Anniversary of the American Civil War.


Historical Sketch

From 1961-1965, several groups joined together to commemorate the Centennial of the Civil War. The Daughters of the Confederacy and the Mississippi Commission on the War Between the States were two of these groups. Historical tours, monument dedications, balls and reenactments highlighted the five-year commemoration of the war's 100 th Anniversary.



Contents of the Collection


Scope and Content Note

This Collection contains an assortment of pamphlets, brochures, newspaper clippings, and special edition Centennial newspapers. There is also a booklet that gives an overview of the Civil War and a summary of some of the more famous battles. One item of interest is a battle flag pin included in the Collection. The collection should be of interest to all Civil War buffs.


Topics Covered

Civil War

Battle of Shiloh

Battle of Corinth

Historical Tours

Monument Dedications


Administrative Information


Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Transferred to the University of Southern Mississippi Archives from the Mississippiana Vertical File of the William D. McCain Library in 1988.

Restrictions Governing Access:

No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions Governing Use:

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Preferred Citation Method:

Item, Title of Collection, McCain Library and Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi.

Language of Materials:


Processing information:

Processed by Jessica Clark


Related Material

M439 Civil War History Collection, ca. 1862-1966


Other Finding Aids

Container List



Container List


Box 1 Folder  
Civil War Centennial Miscellaneous Materials
Newspaper Clippings (April 12, 1961-April 11, 1962)
The Civil War and the battles of Corinth and Shiloh
The Daily Corinthians Special Revised Edition
Oversize Materials in Mapcase

Advertiser- Journal, Confederate Centennial Edition (Feb. 19, 1961 Sections G, H, and I)

Commercial Appeal (April 1, 1962 Section IV, page 2)
Commercial Appeal (April 9, 1961 Section Iv, page 2)



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Revised: March 2, 2007