This accession consists of Smithsonian Institution Registrar, Stephen C. Brown's Civil War diary and a typescript of the diary; his account book, 1854-1866; sewing kit; a photocopy of a photograph of Brown; and a narrative family history prepared by his son, Harry J. Brown.
The papers document the life and career of William K. Applebaugh, and his activities as a telegrapher during the U.S. Civil War.
This collection, which dates from circa 1853-1996, contains material documenting the history of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, including the Harpers Ferry Armory, the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and the incorporation of Murphy Farm into the Historical Park. A highlight of the collection is a framed copyprint of members of the Colored Women's League on the Murphy Farm after their annual meeting in Washington, D.C., July 1896. Also contains several issues of Gleason's Pictorial, dating from circa 1853. Materials include newspapers, videorecordings, photographic prints, booklets, brochures, correspondence, maps and postcards.
This collection contains three scrapbooks filled with Civil War propaganda primarily from the North's perspective. The scrapbooks include illustrated envelopes as well as clippings from envelopes, magazines, and almanacs.
This collection contains sheet music themed in support of the Confederacy. Many pieces were printed within the Confederate States of America during the Civil War (1861-1865). It also contains one Confederate bond and early twentieth century facsimiles of Confederate broadsides from the Chicago Historical Society.
This accession consists of the "Civil War 150: A Commemoration by the Smithsonian" website as it existed on June 2, 2014. This website serves as a portal for Civil War resources, exhibitions, events, and objects across the Smithsonian Institution. Materials are in electronic format.
This collection consists of a journal Purdy kept while visiting the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the journal Purdy described the various exhibits, including his visit to the United States Government Building where the Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Government exhibits and prepared a display of its ...
This accession consists of the personal papers of the Healey and Dall family. Of importance are the diaries, journals, reports, sermons, and writings of Charles Henry Appleton Dall, circa 1830-1886, first Unitarian missionary to India. In addition there are genealogy notes; Mark and George Healey correspondence; Caroline Healey Dall correspond...
Includes lists of rail accidents, production and distribution of locomotives, and engine repair costs; reports on locomotive power, cost and performance, and purchases of locomotives and cars; and correspondence relating to these and other matters, all 1850-1880. Most correspondence is to Garrett from railroad supervisory staff. Includes a history ...
This collection contains biographical material on both Feltons; a handwritten bound report by Felton on the construction of the Norfolk Co. Railroad, 1847 1849; correspondence, 1861 1927, to and from both Feltons; various reports on military railroads during the World War years; and news clippings and articles on the Feltons, 1889-1930.