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Women & the American Civil War

A guide to primary and secondary sources on the topic of Women and the American Civil War, with a focus on women in Maryland.



Unidentified woman, Virginia Harrold collection

This is a guide to important primary and secondary sources on the topic of Women and the American Civil War with a focus on Women in Maryland.  This guide is a companion resource to the exhibition, Women on the Border: Maryland Perspectives of the American Civil War, which was on display in the Maryland Room Gallery of Hornbake Library from August 31, 2011 to July 13, 2012 and is now available as an online exhibition. The emphasis of this guide and of the exhibition is on material available in the University of Maryland Libraries' collections, but external resources are also included. Email or phone the subject specialist for more information and assistance.

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Located on the first floor of Hornbake Library North, the Maryland Room serves as the reading room for Special Collections and University Archives. All materials from our collections must be viewed in the reading room.

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Materials accessed in the Maryland Room are only available to view in the reading room, and do not circulate.  For directions, hours, and other information, please visit the Maryland Room homepage.  

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