Scope of Collection
The Centerís holdings focus on the
following types of collections:
To supplement the collection of the Horace Sturgis Library at Kennesaw State University the Center provides volumes of published works pertaining to the Civil War era. The Center has
already purchased the foundation for any serious Civil War collection - The
Official Records of the War of the Rebellion. This 123-volume set is a
comprehensive collection of the records for both the Union and Confederate
armies during the war. It is the starting point for scholars interested in
studying the Civil War.
The Center seeks original primary source
documents in the form of letters, diaries, and other non-published materials
related to individuals and organizations from the Civil War Era, particularly related to Cobb County and North Georgia.
As feasible, the Center will collect microfilm or microfiche related to the following subject areas:
- Pension and service records for
- Population census records from
- Agricultural and slave schedules for
the covered states
- Civilian wartime records, including
Confederate salt records
- Civil War era newspapers
- Plantation records
- Unit histories
- Out-of-print books such as
- Diaries, letters, or manuscript
materials unavailable in other formats
Digital and Electronic Resources
If the materials listed under the microforms section are available in
digital or electronic format, the electronic format will take precedence due
to cost and space considerations. Also, other databases may be acquired if
appropriate in scope and content to the Center's mission.
Music and Sound Recordings
The Center will collect audio recordings appropriate to its mission.
Examples include Civil War era music, oral history interviews, slave
narratives, folk songs and tales, and other types of cultural documentation.
The Center has a number of simulations related to the Civil War era. Popularly
known as "war games," strategic simulations have a long history in the
education of military officers. These simulations are valuable tools for
understanding the complexity of Civil War battles and command decisions.
The Center will collect visual materials, including photographs, negatives,
graphics, maps, architectural drawings, film, and video that relate to the
outlined topics, geographical area, and time period.