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Civil War-era Digital Collections at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress Digital Collections contain vast holdings from the Civil War-era. This Research Guide provides links to numerous digital collections at the LOC organized by subjects.

Maps, Broadsides, and Ephemera

This section links to curated and donated collections of Maps, Broadsides, and Ephemera digitized by the Library of Congress.


African American Perspectives: Materials Selected from the Rare Book Collection:

The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana:

Cartoon Prints, American:

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1875:

Chronicling America Newspaper Collection:

Civil War Maps:

Drawings (Documentary):

Frederick Douglass Newspapers, 1847 to 1874:

Herndon-Weik Collection of Lincolniana:

Hotchkiss Map Collection:

Popular Graphic Arts:

Printed Ephemera: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera:

Railroad Maps, 1828 to 1900: