Voices of the Civil War Speak at LMU

January - May 2015

Initiated by a 2014 Fall semester undergraduate course, History 550 - The Civil War, taught by Dr. Carla Bittel, the Voices series was a campus-wide collaborative program that commemorated the sesquicentennial of the ending of the American Civil War. The series was designed to highlight two major collections of Civil War artifacts on campus: one housed within the department of Archives and Special Collections in the William H. Hannon Library and the other housed within the Classics Department's Archaeology Center. The program featured the following events:

  • Not Silent: Finding Voices in Civil War Artifacts: An exhibition of Civil War artifacts from the library's collections, curated by the students of History 550, based on the research they had conducted during their Fall 2014 course. On display January-May 2015.
  • The Voice of Abraham Lincoln: the Second Inaugural Address: Series keynote address by Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr., accompanying the opening reception for the Not Silent exhibition. February 2015.
  • 12 Years a Slave: Film screening and panel discussion. February 2015.
  • Women's Voices of the Civil War: Dramatic readings by LMU Theatre Arts students from the writings of three Civil War era women, with historical commentary by Dr. Carla Bittel. March 2015.
  • Undergraduate Research Symposium - Civil War panel: A group of History 550 students presented on their experience researching and curating the Not Silent exhibition. They were joined by graphic design students who created the design treatment for both the Voices of the Civil War Speak at LMU series and specifically the Not Silent exhibition. March 2015.

Event Website: Voices of the Civil War Speak at LMU LibGuide

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Archives & Special Collections Gallery Exhibit

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Undergraduate Research Symposium