Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil
War Commission and the Library of Virginia are
partnering in the Civil War 150 Legacy Project
to identify and locate original source materials
in Virginia that are related to the Civil War
and emancipation. Materials may include letters,
memoirs, pension materials, military passes,
discharge papers, diaries, hand-drawn maps,
and selected memorabilia and other Civil War
era manuscripts. Of particular interest to the
project are global and pacifist perspectives
and the viewpoints of individual African Americans
and women. Items must be owned by the individual
presenting the materials for digitization.
If you are in the Richmond area and would like to have your collection scanned and submitted to the CW150 Legacy Project website please contact Renee Savits at the Library of Virginia at (804) 692-3629 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
If you are not in the Richmond area and would like to submit your collection to the CW150 Legacy Project web site you may scan and submit your collections digitally. Please use the following criteria and forms to submit scanned images to the CW150 Legacy Project.
items within your family collections that document
the Civil War and the Civil-War era. Items suitable
for the Civil War 150 Legacy Project include:
passes / discharge papers
documentary materials not listed
for damages by the Confederate Army
or Federal Army
must be owned by the individual presenting the
materials for digitization. Materials that are
photocopied and/or subject to United States
copyright law may not be submitted for digitization.
Savits, CW 150 Legacy Project