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The University during Civil War and Reconstruction

The bibliography is arranged by topic and subtopic. Within each category, published materials are listed first, followed by manuscript materials. Published materials are arranged alphabetically. The manuscript materials are arranged first by repository and then by collection name or number. Within a collection, items are listed chronologically, earliest first.

Published Materials
Manuscript Materials
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Battle Family Papers (#3223)
  • William J. Clarke Papers (#153)
  • Announcement of the opening of the University session, by Solomon Pool on Aug. 18, 1869, July 1, 1869 (printed circular)
  • John Wesley Halliburton Papers (#4414-z)
  • John Steele Henderson Papers (#327)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Feb. 23, 1862 (Regarding Civil War news)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Apr. 11, 1862 [May 1862] (Regarding Civil War news)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Apr. 20, 1862
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Apr. 24, 1862 (Regarding Civil War news)
  • Letter from David L. Swain to Archibald Henderson, May 1, 1862 (In which he assures Henderson that he will attempt to keep John Henderson in school)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, May 21, 1862
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, May 31,1862
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Aug. 23, 1862 (In which he discusses problem of conscription)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his father, Sept. 4, 1862
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Sept. 22, 1862 (In which he gives various reasons why he should join the army)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Jan. 22, 1863
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Feb. 14, 1863 (In which he discusses conscription)
  • Letter from Ellie Swain to John Henderson, Apr. 1863 (A calling card with a handwritten note)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, May 4, 1863
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, May 18,1863
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Sept. 8, 1863
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Apr. 17, 1864 (In which he reports on the death of tutor George B. Johnston after being held in a Union prison)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, May 1, 1864
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, May 15, 1864 (In which he discusses his brother, Leonard, who was killed a few weeks later at Cold Harbor)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Aug. 3, 1864
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, [Sept. 26, 1864]
  • Letter from John Henderson to his brother and sister, Richard and Mary, Oct. 26, 1864
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Nov. 7,1864 (In which the Board of Trustees is protesting against the conscription of the seniors)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Nov. 11, 1864
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Nov. 21, 1864 (In which he plans to enter the army when he graduates at the end of the term)
  • "Seat of War in Eastern Virginia," by John Henderson, 1864 (colored map)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his father from Fort Branch, [Feb. 1865] (Henderson was a private with Company B 10th Regiment of North Carolina)
  • Edmund Walter Jones Papers (#3543)
  • John Kimberly Papers (#398)
  • Lewis Family Papers (#427)
  • Henry Armand London Papers (#868-z)
  • Letter from Henry A. London, Jr. to his sister, Feb. 15, 1864 (Regarding the conscription of students and action against African-Americans)
  • Charles B. Mallet Papers (#3165)
  • W.H. Maverick Papers (#498-z)
  • Letter from William H. Maverick to his mother, Sept. 9, 1867
  • John Francis Speight Papers (#3914)
  • Cornelia Phillips Spencer Papers (#683)
  • Ruffin Thomson Papers (#3315)
  • Letter from J.B. Mitchell to "Ruff," May 29, 1866
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Minutes of July 1868 - Mar. 1883 (Documenting the troubles the University experienced during reconstruction, including debts and the change in administration), microfilm reel 2, vols. 6 and S-7
  • Minutes of Nov. 15, 1870 (Solomon Pool gives his annual report about the condition of the university), microfilm reel 2, vol. S-7, p. 122-124
  • Minutes of Dec. 1, 1870 (Solomon Pool submits a plan for continuing the University and includes a provision that the property be leased), microfilm reel 2, vol. S-7, p. 127-129
  • Minutes of Feb. 13,1873 (Last meeting of the Board; no steps are taken to revive the institution), microfilm reel 2, vol. S-7, p. 161
  • Minutes of Apr. 9, 1874 (Containing the Report on the Condition of the University), microfilm reel 2, vol. S-7, p.181-193
  • Minutes of May 4, 1875 (Meeting to reorganize the University; several proposals are debated, and the next day one is adopted), microfilm reel 2, vol. S-7, p. 215-222
  • Records of the General Faculty and Faculty Council of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#40106)
  • Records of the Philanthropic Society (#40166)
  • Minutes of Oct. 25, 1861 (In which the Society memorializes former members who were killed in the Civil War), series 1, vol. 15, p. 490-493
  • Minutes of Feb. 28, 1863 (In which the Society memorializes former members who were killed in the Civil War), series 1, vol. 15, p. 612-613
  • Minutes of Nov. 3, 1865 (In which the Society eulogizes all those lost in the war), series 1, vol. 16
  • Minutes of Sept. 15, 1875 (First meeting after the reopening of the University), series 1, vol. S-17
  • Letter, Feb. 8, 1865 (In which the writer states that he is enclosing an autograph of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and that he is having the autograph of Jefferson Davis sent later), series 2.3, vol. 15
  • Letter, Feb. 11, 1865 (Letter appears to be from Jefferson Davis's secretary and states that Davis's autograph is enclosed), series 2.3, vol. 15
  • University Papers (#40005)