Civil War talk to be held in Special Collections

Civil War Lecture

On Wednesday April 15, 12-1 p.m., Diane Miller Sommerville, Associate Professor of History and Yvonne Deligato, University Archivist will be giving a presentation as part of the Special Collections Occasional Lecture Series.  The talk is titled “Civil War Experience and Artifact: North & South and the Aftermath of April 15, 1861”.  Diane Sommerville’s talk focuses on her current project, a study of suicide among Southerners during and after the Civil War that explores how gender shaped decisions about suicide in the wake of war’s physical and emotional devastation.   Yvonne Deligato’s discussion, using the personal diaries and letters from the University Libraries’ Civil War Collections, will describe the everyday life of soldiers during the war.
Location: Huppe Reading Room, Special Collections, Bartle Library