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Civil War (American) & Reconstruction Era, 1861-1877: Primary Sources in Special Collections: Online Collections

This guide will help you find primary source material on the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era in Kentucky's history.

How to Use Primary Sources

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Online Primary Source Collections. Click On Link To Access Full Collection Description.

These collections contain digitized documents and/or images that can be viewed online.

Breckinridge Research Room

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Breckinridge Research Room
2nd Floor
Margaret I. King Library
Special Collections Research Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

Civil War and Reconstruction Primary Sources Research Guide Table of Contents

*Unpublished Primary Sources "A - G"

*Unpublished Primary Sources "H - O"

*Unpublished Primary Sources "P - Z"

*Unpublished Non-Kentucky-Related Primary Sources

*Digital Newspapers


*Digital Books (Published Before 1924)

*Other Published Primary and Secondary Sources

*What Is A Primary Source?

*About Special Collections