Civil War Centennial Commission records
Scope and Content
The record group contains administrative files, minutes of meetings, general correspondence, correspondence with towns and other states, newsletters, drafts of unpublished works, publications and related materials of the Commission, and publications from other state Centennial organizations.
- Creation: 1959-1965
Language of Materials
The records are in English.
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In 1959, the General Assembly created the Civil War Centennial Commission to promote and publicize the history of Connecticut’s participation in the Civil War. The Commission consisted of twenty-five appointed members, with Albert D. Putnam as Chairman, and had an office in the State Library. It held about twenty meetings between November 1959 and March 1965. It encouraged the formation of local groups to organize pageants, celebrations, and commemorative events, provided speakers, promoted publication of pamphlets about Civil War leaders from Connecticut, and distributed publications. John Niven wrote his book, Connecticut for the Union; the Role of the State in the Civil War, for the Commission. By the end of June 1965, the Commission had ended its work, and members' appointments expired on December 15, 1965.
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In 1959, the General Assembly created the Civil War Centennial Commission to promote and publicize the history of Connecticut’s participation in the Civil War. The Commission consisted of twenty-five appointed members and had an office in the State Library.
Genre / Form
- RG 052, Civil War Centennial Commission
- Inventory of Records
- Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
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