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This collection contains physical items and documents as well as digital resources. It seeks to preserve the course and experience of the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and other related historical events. The documents and publications contained within the collection not only record the many commemorative events that were held over a two-year period but also how those events progressed. Detailed coverage in the form of DVDs has been collected of many events, while the outline of many more has been captured through the compilation of their programs and other event information. Much of the official battle reenactment has been recorded in an extensive array of digital photographs, and the guides provided for and used by visitors demonstrate the resources available to assist in choosing which of the dazzling array of events to attend. The collection of artifacts and memorabilia serves as but a sample of the all that was available to the public to obtain from the commemoration, and thus offers a glimpse into how some may themselves remember the Sesquicentennial festivities in years to come.

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Collection Size

2.75 cubic feet

Publication Date

June 2014


Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg, Gettysburg College, 150th Anniversary, Sesquicentennial, Civil War Memory, Memorabilia


Cultural History | History | Military History | Public History | Social History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-150: Battle of Gettysburg 150th Commemoration Collection