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A Guide to the Richmond (Va.) Civil War Centennial Committee Records, circa 1956-1965 Richmond (Va.) Civil War Centennial Committee Records, circa 1956-1965 1031064, 1031085, 1031087-1031088, 1051293-1051321

A Guide to the Richmond (Va.) Civil War Centennial Committee Records, circa 1956-1965

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers: 1031064, 1031085, 1031087-1031088, 1051293-1051321


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Repository
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Barcode numbers
1031064, 1031085, 1031087-1031088, 1051293-1051321
Title
Richmond (Va.) Civil War Centennial Committee Records, circa 1956-1965
Physical Characteristics
18.65 cu. ft. (33 boxes)
Collector
Richmond (Va.) Civil War Centennial Committee
Location
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Richmond (Va.) Civil War Centennial Committee Records, circa 1956-1965. Local government records collection, Richmond City Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer from the city of Richmond and the former chair of the Civil War Centennial Committee under the accession number 27668. Formerly called Civil War Centennial Commission records.


Historical Information

The Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee was created in 1958 as one of many local counterparts to the statewide Virginia Civil War Centennial Commission. With input from the state commission, chairman J. Ambler Johnston and his staff helped celebrate Richmond's involvement in the Civil War, 1861-1865. These celebrations included several events throughout the years of the committee's existence in addition to producing a number of publications dealing with topics specific to the Richmond area. However, institutions all over the state, as well as the country, requested these publications for their own educational uses. In 1965, the Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee closed, having completed its objective of promoting Richmond's history during the Civil War years.

Scope and Content

Richmond (Va.) Civil War Centennial Committee Records, circa 1956-1965, contain correspondence with the committee, including some internal correspondence; projects undertaken by the committee, including publication of Richmond City Council minutes from the war years; various publications produced by the committee and research files relating to those publications; photographs, both originals and copies from other institutions; and maps related to the Civil War. The committee project records are arranged alphabetically by the name of the project; general correspondence files are arranged alphabetically by the name of the person or institution with whom the committee is corresponding; personal correspondence with the Committee Chairman is arranged chronological.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetical and chronological.

Related Material

The city of Richmond is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional city of Richmond Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Collection at the Library of Virginia. Search the Lost Records Localities Database found at the Library of Virginia web site.

Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Civil War Commission. Search under author for Virginia Civil War Commission.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Richmond (Va.) Civil War Centennial Committee
  • Subjects:

  • Committees--Virginia--Richmond
  • Geographical Names:

  • Richmond (Va.)--History--19th century
  • Richmond (Va.)--History--20th century
  • Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Centennial celebrations, etc.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Correspondence--Virginia--Richmond
  • Local government records--Virginia--Richmond
  • Maps--Virginia--Richmond
  • Minute books--Virginia--Richmond
  • Minutes--Virginia--Richmond
  • Photographs--Virginia--Richmond
  • Project files--Virginia--Richmond

Contents List

Minute Books and Correspondence [A], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051297

Minute books arranged chronologically. Correspondence arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    Minute Book, 1959 May 22-1962 Dec. 31.
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    Minute Book, 1963 Jan. 23-1964 July 14.
  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    Minute Book, 1964 Aug. 12-1965 Nov. 30.
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    General Correspondence [A].
  • Box 1
    Folder 5
    Arizona CWCC correspondence.
  • Box 1
    Folder 6
    Australia Correspondence.
General Correspondence [B-Cob], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051298

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 2
    Folder 1
    General Correspondence [B].
  • Box 2
    Folder 2
    General Correspondence [B].
  • Box 2
    Folder 3
    Bakeless.

    Correspondence with John Bakeless, Seymour, CT.

  • Box 2
    Folder 4
    Dr. Bradley-Casemate Museum.

    Correspondence with Dr. Chester D. Bradley, curator of Fort Monroe Casemate Museum.

  • Box 2
    Folder 5
    Brochure Packets Mailed.
  • Box 2
    Folder 6
    Burkart.

    Correspondence with Rosamond H. Burkart, Recording Secretary of the Civil War Round Table of Northern New Jersey, Inc.

  • Box 2
    Folder 7
    General Correspondence [C].
  • Box 2
    Folder 8
    General Correspondence [C].
  • Box 2
    Folder 9
    Chamber of Commerce-Richmond.
  • Box 3
    Folder 10
    Coblentz.

    Correspondence with Rev. David Coblentz.

Correspondence [Com-E], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051293

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 3
    Folder 1
    Our Committee.

    Correspondence re: Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee-includes internal correspondence.

  • Box 3
    Folder 2
    Correspondence-Committee 62, circa 1960-1962.

    Internal correspondence.

  • Box 3
    Folder 3
    Confederate Museum Newsletter.
  • Box 3
    Folder 4
    Connecticut Centennial Commission.
  • Box 3
    Folder 5
    Mayor Crowe.

    Correspondence with Richmond Mayor Morrill M. Crowe.

  • Box 3
    Folder 6
    General Correspondence [D].
  • Box 3
    Folder 7
    Sylvia Dannett.

    Correspondence with Sylvia G. L. Dannette, author and Civil War historian from Scarsdale, NY.

  • Box 3
    Folder 8
    District of Columbia Civil War Centennial Commission.
  • Box 3
    Folder 9
    General Correspondence [E].
  • Box 3
    Folder 10
    England Correspondence.

    Primarily correspondence with The Boys and Girls of the Junior Department, Our Lady of the Assumption School, Liverpool, England and the Confederate Historical Society, London.

  • Box 3
    Folder 11
    Executive Director Applications.
Correspondence [F-H], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051296

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 4
    Folder 1
    General Correspondence [F].
  • Box 4
    Folder 2
    General Correspondence [G].
  • Box 4
    Folder 3
    General Correspondence [G].
  • Box 4
    Folder 4
    Georgia Civil War Centennial Commission.
  • Box 4
    Folder 5
    Great Books.
  • Box 4
    Folder 6
    General Correspondence [H].
  • Box 4
    Folder 7
    General Correspondence [H].
  • Box 4
    Folder 8
    Henrico County and Region.
Correspondence [I-Johnston], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051295

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 5
    Folder 1
    General Correspondence [I].
  • Box 5
    Folder 2
    Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission.
  • Box 5
    Folder 3
    Iowa Civil War Centennial Commission.
  • Box 5
    Folder 4
    General Correspondence [J].
  • Box 5
    Folder 5
    Johnston, 1959-1960.

    Correspondence with J. Ambler Johnston, Chairman, Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee.

  • Box 5
    Folder 6
    Johnston, 1961.

    Correspondence with J. Ambler Johnston, Chairman, Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee, 1961-Folder 1 of 2. Includes two Dictabelt recordings and possibly notes about the re-creation of Stuart's ride around McClellan

  • Box 5
    Folder 7
    Johnston, 1961.

    Correspondence with J. Ambler Johnston, Chairman Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee, 1961-Folder 2 of 2.

Correspondence [Johnston], 1962-1963.
Barcode number: 1051294

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 6
    Folder 1
    Mr. Johnston, 1962.

    Correspondence with J. Ambler Johnston, Chairman Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee-Folder 1 of 4.

  • Box 6
    Folder 2
    Mr. Johnston, 1962.

    Correspondence with J. Ambler Johnston, Chairman Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee-Folder 2 of 4. Includes an original Civil War letter that was mailed to the Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee, as well as a letter from the sender giving background about the letter.

  • Box 6
    Folder 3
    Mr. Johnston, 1962.

    Correspondence with J. Ambler Johnston, Chairman Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee-Folder 3 of 4.

  • Box 6
    Folder 4
    Mr. Johnston, 1962.

    Correspondence with J. Ambler Johnston, Chairman Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee-Folder 4 of 4.

  • Box 6
    Folder 5
    : Mr. Johnston, 1963.

    Correspondence with J. Ambler Johnston, Chairman Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee-Folder 1 of 3.

  • Box 6
    Folder 6
    Mr. Johnston, 1963.

    Correspondence with J. Ambler Johnston, Chairman Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee-Folder 2 of 3.

  • Box 6
    Folder 7
    Mr. Johnston, 1963.

    Correspondence with J. Ambler Johnston, Chairman Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee-Folder 3 of 3.

Correspondence [Johnston-Mc], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051303

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 7
    Folder 1
    Mr. Johnston, 1964-1965.

    Correspondence with J. Ambler Johnston, Chairman Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee-Folder 1 of 2.

  • Box 7
    Folder 2
    Mr. Johnston, 1964-1965..

    Correspondence with J. Ambler Johnston, Chairman Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee-Folder 2 of 2.

  • Box 7
    Folder 3
    General Correspondence [K].
  • Box 7
    Folder 4
    Kentucky.

    Correspondence from Kentucky, including the University of Kentucky and Louisville Centennial Commemoration.

  • Box 7
    Folder 5
    General Correspondence [L].
  • Box 7
    Folder 6
    Library requests.

    Requests for publications produced by the Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee.

  • Box 7
    Folder 7
    General Correspondence [Mc].
Correspondence [M-New Jersey], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051299

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 8
    Folder 1
    General Correspondence [M].
  • Box 8
    Folder 2
    General Correspondence [M].
  • Box 8
    Folder 3
    Manarin.

    Correspondence with Louis Manarin, an editor for the Richmond City Council Minutes publication.

  • Box 8
    Folder 4
    Maryland Hobby Club.
  • Box 8
    Folder 5
    Manuscript Society.
  • Box 8
    Folder 6
    Massachusetts Civil War Centennial Commission.
  • Box 8
    Folder 7
    Mississippi Civil War Centennial Commission.
  • Box 8
    Folder 8
    Col. Monoghan.
  • Box 8
    Folder 9
    General Correspondence [N].
  • Box 8
    Folder 10
    New Hampshire Civil War Centennial Commission.
  • Box 8
    Folder 11
    New Jersey Civil War Centennial Commission.
Correspondence [New York-Ohio], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051300

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 9
    Folder 1
    New York Civil War Centennial Commission.
  • Box 9
    Folder 2
    North Carolina.

    Correspondence with North Carolina Confederate Centennial Commission-Folder 1 of 3, primarily the Commission's newsletter.

  • Box 9
    Folder 3
    North Carolina.

    Correspondence with North Carolina Confederate Centennial Commission-Folder 2 of 3, primarily the Commission's newsletter.

  • Box 9
    Folder 4
    North Carolina.

    Correspondence with North Carolina Confederate Centennial Commission-Folder 3 of 3, primarily the Commission's newsletter.

  • Box 9
    Folder 5
    General Correspondence [O].
  • Box 9
    Folder 6
    Ohio Historical Society.

    Correspondence with the Ohio Historical Society.

  • Box 9
    Folder 7
    Ohio Historical Society.

    Publications from the Ohio Historical Society.

Correspondence [Okla-R], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051301

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 10
    Folder 1
    Oklahoma Civil War Centennial Commission.
  • Box 10
    Folder 2
    General Correspondence [P].
  • Box 10
    Folder 3
    General Correspondence [P].
  • Box 10
    Folder 4
    Petersburg Battlefield.
  • Box 10
    Folder 5
    Non Project Press Releases.
  • Box 10
    Folder 6
    Prison Round Table organized in Virginia State Penitentiary.
  • Box 10
    Folder 7
    Publishers.
  • Box 10
    Folder 8
    General Correspondence [Q].
  • Box 10
    Folder 9
    General Correspondence [R].
  • Box 10
    Folder 10
    General Correspondence [R].
  • Box 10
    Folder 11
    Richmond Hotels, Inc.
  • Box 10
    Folder 12
    Richmond Civil War Round Table.
Correspondence [S-U], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051302

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 11
    Folder 1
    General Correspondence [S].
  • Box 11
    Folder 2
    General Correspondence [S].
  • Box 11
    Folder 3
    Salvation Army.

    Correspondence relating to the Salvation Army Hospital Advisory Council.

  • Box 11
    Folder 4
    Mayor Sheppard, 1963.

    Correspondence with Richmond Mayor Eleanor Sheppard.

  • Box 11
    Folder 5
    General Correspondence [T].
  • Box 11
    Folder 6
    Tennessee Civil War Centennial Commission.
  • Box 11
    Folder 7
    General Correspondence [U].
  • Box 11
    Folder 8
    US National Comm.-Letters.

    Correspondence with the United States National Civil War Centennial Commission.

Correspondence [V-Z], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051308

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 12
    Folder 1
    General Correspondence [V].
  • Box 12
    Folder 2
    General Correspondence [W].
  • Box 12
    Folder 3
    General Correspondence [W].
  • Box 12
    Folder 4
    West Virginia Civil War Centennial Commission.
  • Box 12
    Folder 5
    Whittet and Shepperson.

    Correspondence with Whittet and Shepperson, a Richmond-based publication firm.

  • Box 12
    Folder 6
    Wisconsin Civil War Centennial Commission.
  • Box 12
    Folder 7
    VA State Comm.-Letters.

    Correspondence with the Virginia Civil War Commission.

  • Box 12
    Folder 8
    General Correspondence [X-Y-Z].
  • Box 12
    Folder 9
    Correspondence Woodward, 1961.

    Correspondence with Richmond Mayor Claude W. Woodward, 1961

Committee Projects [A], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051304

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 13
    Folder 1
    Air Arm of the Confederacy.
  • Box 13
    Folder 2
    Air Arm of the Confederacy.
  • Box 13
    Folder 3
    Air Arm [New Materials].
  • Box 13
    Folder 4
    Airport Brochure.
  • Box 13
    Folder 5
    Airport.
  • Box 13
    Folder 6
    ATO - Alpha Tau Omega.
  • Box 13
    Folder 7
    Archives.
  • Box 13
    Folder 8
    Award Certificate.
  • Box 13
    Folder 9
    Awards to Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee.
Committee Projects [Bal], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051305

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 14
    Folder 1
    Bales Reception 1961 June 26.

    Reception for Richard Bales, after the performance of his musical "The Confederacy."

  • Box 14
    Folder 2
    Ballet 1962 March 30.

    Ballet Impromptu's "An Evening of Nineteenth Century Ballet."

  • Box 14
    Folder 3
    Balloon: Program Plans.

    "Birth of American Military Aviation during the Civil War" commemorative luncheon.

  • Box 14
    Folder 4
    Balloon: Invited.

    Correspondence with people invited to the military aviation commemorative luncheon.

  • Box 14
    Folder 5
    Balloon: Continuing Correspondence Exc. Com.

    Includes correspondence regarding the ceremonies committee.

  • Box 14
    Folder 6
    Balloon: Monument Plans.
  • Box 14
    Folder 7
    Balloon: Rosendahl 1843.

    Correspondence with Admiral Charles E. Rosendahl, chair of the Ceremonies Committee.

  • Box 14
    Folder 8
    Balloon: Coming-Also May Need More Corres.

    Correspondence with people who would be attending the military aviation commemorative luncheon.

  • Box 14
    Folder 9
    Balloon: Groups and Ind. Assisting.

    Correspondence with groups and individuals helping organize the military aviation commemorative luncheon-Folder 1 of 2.

  • Box 14
    Folder 10
    Balloon: Groups and Ind. Assisting.

    Correspondence with groups and individuals helping organize the military aviation commemorative luncheon-Folder 2 of 2.

  • Box 14
    Folder 11
    Balloon: General Correspondence - Folder 1 of 2.
  • Box 14
    Folder 12
    Balloon: General Correspondence - Folder 2 of 2.
  • Box 14
    Folder 13
    Balloon: No.

    Correspondence with people who would be unable to attend the military aviation commemorative luncheon.

Committee Projects [Bas-City], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051309

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 15
    Folder 1
    Baseball.

    Project compiling list of Civil War veterans who later played professional or semi-professional baseball.

  • Box 15
    Folder 2
    Bellwood Depot.
  • Box 15
    Folder 3
    B'nai B'rith Exhibit.

    Traveling exhibit focused on Jewish Americans during the Civil War-Folder 1 of 2.

  • Box 15
    Folder 4
    B'nai B'rith Exhibit.

    Traveling exhibit focused on Jewish Americans during the Civil War-Folder 2 of 2.

  • Box 15
    Folder 5
    Brochures.
  • Box 15
    Folder 6
    Camp Lee Marker.

    Historical marker placed at Camp Lee, later Fort Lee.

  • Box 15
    Folder 7
    Chamber of Commerce Program.
  • Box 15
    Folder 8
    Chicago Tour.

    Tour of Richmond given to the Chicago Civil War Roundtable.

  • Box 15
    Folder 9
    Chimborazo Research.
  • Box 15
    Folder 10
    City Flag-New.

    Related to the adoption of a new municipal flag for the City of Richmond-Folder 1 of 2.

  • Box 15
    Folder 11
    City Flag-New.

    Related to the adoption of a new municipal flag for the City of Richmond-Folder 2 of 2.

Committee Projects [Civ-Council Minutes], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051307

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 16
    Folder 1
    Civil War Camps and Posts in Virginia.
  • Box 16
    Folder 2
    Civil War Hospital Marker Program.
  • Box 16
    Folder 3
    Civil War Period Buildings in Richmond.
  • Box 16
    Folder 4
    Civil War Reading List.
  • Box 16
    Folder 5
    Civil War Times Tours.
  • Box 16
    Folder 6
    Cleveland Civil War Round Table.
  • Box 16
    Folder 7
    Company of Military Historians.
  • Box 16
    Folder 8
    Confederate Museum, Ruffner School.
  • Box 16
    Folder 9
    Congressional Tour.
  • Box 16
    Folder 10
    Council Minutes [folder 1 of 3].

    Richmond City Council Minutes, 1861-1865.

  • Box 16
    Folder 11
    Council Minutes [folder 2 of 3].

    Richmond City Council Minutes, 1861-1865.

  • Box 16
    Folder 12
    Council Minutes [folder 3 of 3].

    Richmond City Council Minutes, 1861-1865.

Committee Projects [Council Minutes, Biographies], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051306

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 17
    Folder 1
    Council Minutes-Biographical Notes [A-D].

    Richmond City Council, 1861-1865.

  • Box 17
    Folder 2
    Council Minutes-Biographical Notes [E-L].

    Richmond City Council, 1861-1865.

  • Box 17
    Folder 3
    Council Minutes-Biographical Notes [M-S].

    Richmond City Council, 1861-1865.

  • Box 17
    Folder 4
    Council Minutes-Biographical Notes [T-Z].

    Richmond City Council, 1861-1865.

  • Box 17
    Folder 5
    Council Minutes-Biographies-Council Members.

    Richmond City Council, 1861-1865.

Committee Projects [Council Minutes, Ordinances-Gi], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051311

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 18
    Folder 1
    Council Minutes-Ordinances.

    Richmond City Council, 1861-1865.

  • Box 18
    Folder 2
    Council Minutes-Pictures.

    Richmond City Council, 1861-1865.

  • Box 18
    Folder 3
    Cub Scouts.
  • Box 18
    Folder 4
    Cultural Programs.
  • Box 18
    Folder 5
    Currier and Ives Exhibit.

    Exhibit of Civil War prints produced by New York printers Currier and Ives; exhibit was sponsored by the Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee and the Friends of the Richmond Public Library, in cooperation with Nationwide Insurance, April 1962.

  • Box 18
    Folder 6
    Dance Research.

    Research focused on dancing during the Civil War.

  • Box 18
    Folder 7
    Directory of Officials.
  • Box 18
    Folder 8
    Display Board Plans.

    Plans for a traveling display board depicting the Civil War.

  • Box 18
    Folder 9
    Distribution.

    File related to the areas of distribution for a circular produced by the Committee.

  • Box 18
    Folder 10
    Evacuation Committee.

    Committee focused on the evacuation of Richmond when occupied by Federal Forces, April 1864.

  • Box 18
    Folder 11
    Farmville Marker.

    Historical marker erected at the Prince Edward Hotel, Farmville.

  • Box 18
    Folder 12
    Flag Display.

    As part of the commemoration of the centennial, businesses and other organizations were asked to display both United States and Confederate flags.

  • Box 18
    Folder 13
    French Teacher Visit.

    Tours organized for schoolteachers visiting from France.

  • Box 18
    Folder 14
    The General.

    Train taken by Union troops in 1862, leading to a locomotive chase across parts of Georgia and Tennessee. The General made a stop in Richmond during the centennial celebration-Folder 1 of 2.

  • Box 18
    Folder 15
    The General.

    Train taken by Union troops in 1862, leading to a locomotive chase across parts of Georgia and Tennessee. The General made a stop in Richmond during the centennial celebration-Folder 2 of 2.

  • Box 18
    Folder 16
    Gintzberger.

    Memorial program at the Hebrew Cemetery recognizing Private Henry Gintzberger, a Jewish peddler who fought with Confederate troops, whose identity was lost after he was killed in battle.

Committee Projects [Go-Man], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051311

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 19
    Folder 1
    Libby Prison - Folder 1 of 2.
  • Box 19
    Folder 2
    Libby Prison - Folder 2 of 2.
  • Box 19
    Folder 3
    Goddin Speech.

    Adaptation of a speech by C. Hobson Goddin, May 1961.

  • Box 19
    Folder 4
    Grant, Ulysses S., The Association.
  • Box 19
    Folder 5
    Grant-1864.
  • Box 19
    Folder 6
    High Point College Tour.
  • Box 19
    Folder 7
    Hill, A.P.
  • Box 19
    Folder 8
    Hills of Richmond.
  • Box 19
    Folder 9
    Historical Points of Interest Publication.

    Describes historical points of interest in the Richmond area.

  • Box 19
    Folder 10
    Information Source File.
  • Box 19
    Folder 11
    Kilpatrick.

    Correspondence with J.J. Kilpatrick, editor of Richmond News Leader.

  • Box 19
    Folder 12
    Hospitals.

    Civil War-era hospitals in Richmond.

  • Box 19
    Folder 13
    Manuscript Society Convention, 1961.
Committee Projects [Map-Mon], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051313

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 20
    Folder 1
    Map of Richmond, 1861-1865.
  • Box 20
    Folder 2
    Map of Richmond-Reproduction.

    Files relating to the mass production of the Richmond Civil War maps; generally materials from publishing companies.

  • Box 20
    Folder 3
    Map-25 Mile Area.

    Covers the 25 mile area around Richmond.

  • Box 20
    Folder 5
    Meeting With Council (Richmond City Council)
  • Box 20
    Folder 6
    Memorabilia.
  • Box 20
    Folder 7
    Miscellany-Facts, Data, Etc.

    Includes one Dictabelt recording.

  • Box 20
    Folder 8
    Miscellaneous Projects.
  • Box 20
    Folder 9
    "Miss Centennial" Contest, 1961.
  • Box 20
    Folder 10
    Monumental Church of Richmond.
  • Box 20
    Folder 11
    Monuments in Richmond.
Committee Projects [N-Richmond Nursing], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051310

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 21
    Folder 1
    Needs Further Research.
  • Box 21
    Folder 1
    Newspaper Column.
  • Box 21
    Folder 2
    New York Civil War Round Table Tour, 1961.
  • Box 21
    Folder 3
    New York Round Table Tour, 1965.
  • Box 21
    Folder 4
    North-South Skirmishers.
  • Box 21
    Folder 6
    Old Market Bell.
  • Box 21
    Folder 7
    Ordinances Adopted Pertaining to Committee Functions.
  • Box 21
    Folder 8
    Peace Convention, 1961.
  • Box 21
    Folder 9
    Pictures-Civil War.
  • Box 21
    Folder 10
    Pictures-Commission.
  • Box 21
    Folder 11
    Police Academy.
  • Box 21
    Folder 12
    Princess Go! Go!-Princess Margaret.
  • Box 21
    Folder 13
    Police in Minutes-Richmond City Council Minutes, 1861-1865.
  • Box 21
    Folder 14
    Publications.
  • Box 21
    Folder 15
    Punch Bowls.
  • Box 21
    Folder 16
    Punch Bowls.
  • Box 21
    Folder 17
    Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac.
  • Box 21
    Folder 18
    Richmond Defenses.
  • Box 21
    Folder 19
    Richmond Nursing Home Program.
Committee Projects [Richmond One-Rotary], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051315

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 22
    Folder 1
    Richmond 100 Year List.

    List of Richmond area businesses, churches, organizations, etc., formed prior to 1865.

  • Box 22
    Folder 2
    Richmond Public Library.
  • Box 22
    Folder 3
    Richmond Troops-Roster.
  • Box 22
    Folder 4
    Richmond Under Two Flags: General Correspondence.
  • Box 22
    Folder 5
    Richmond Under Two Flags: General-Charts, etc.
  • Box 22
    Folder 6
    Richmond Under Two Flags: Budget.
  • Box 22
    Folder 7
    Richmond Under Two Flags: Audience-Mrs. McCormick, Invitations and Special Guests.
  • Box 22
    Folder 8
    Richmond Under Two Flags: Audience [Seating and Ushers].
  • Box 22
    Folder 9
    Richmond Under Two Flags: Promotion-Mr. King, Publicity.
  • Box 22
    Folder 10
    Richmond Under Two Flags: Poster and Folder Distribution.
  • Box 22
    Folder 11
    Richmond Under Two Flags: Publicity-Perkinson.
  • Box 22
    Folder 12
    Richmond Under Two Flags: Souvenir Program.
  • Box 22
    Folder 13
    Richmond Under Two Flags: Script-Banks.
  • Box 22
    Folder 14
    Richmond Under Two Flags: Thank Yous.
  • Box 22
    Folder 15
    Richmond Under Two Flags.

    Outdoor drama organized by the Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee.

  • Box 22
    Folder 16
    Rotary Club.
Committee Projects [S-T], 1956-1965.
Barcode number: 1051314

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 23
    Folder 1
    School Participation in Civil War Centennial.
  • Box 23
    Folder 2
    Signs for Walking Tour.
  • Box 23
    Folder 3
    Singer Tours.

    Tours offered in conjunction with the Singer Company's "Visit USA" program, offered to European employees of the company.

  • Box 23
    Folder 4
    Soldiers and Sailors.
  • Box 23
    Folder 5
    Soldier and Sailors Monument.
  • Box 23
    Folder 6
    Sons-Union Vets.

    Papers relating to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

  • Box 23
    Folder 7
    Southern Historical Society Papers.
  • Box 23
    Folder 8
    Speech Material.
  • Box 23
    Folder 9
    State Protest.
  • Box 23
    Folder 10
    State Exhibits.
  • Box 23
    Folder 11
    State Ceremonies, 1961 April 23.

    Ceremonies organized by the Virginia Civil War Centennial Commission. The opening of the Civil War Centennial occurred on April 23, 1961.

  • Box 23
    Folder 12
    Street Signs.
  • Box 23
    Folder 13
    Stuart Ride Reenactment, 1956 October 6.

    Stuart's ride around McClellan, reenacted by the Richmond Civil War Round Table.

  • Box 23
    Folder 14
    Suggested Projects.
  • Box 23
    Folder 15
    Survey and Register of Civil War Material.

    Register of Civil War items held in private collections.

  • Box 23
    Folder 16
    Tour Brochures.
  • Box 23
    Folder 17
    Trailer Information Booths.

    Proposal for road-side information booths housed in trailers.

  • Box 23
    Folder 18
    Travel Program.
Committee Projects [U-WRVA], 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1051319

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 24
    Folder 1
    US "Surrender Richmond" Flag.

    Relates to the flag flown by the Federal forces after they overtook Richmond.

  • Box 24
    Folder 2
    Vignettes, Spring 1965.

    "Vignettes of the Civil War," a walking tour of four downtown Richmond Civil War shrines offered by the Civil War Centennial Committee.

  • Box 24
    Folder 3
    Vignettes, Fall 1964.

    "Vignettes of the Civil War," a walking tour of four downtown Richmond Civil War shrines offered by the Civil War Centennial Committee.

  • Box 24
    Folder 4
    Vignettes, Spring 1964.

    "Vignettes of the Civil War," a walking tour of four downtown Richmond Civil War shrines offered by the Civil War Centennial Committee.

  • Box 24
    Folder 5
    Vignettes, 1963 Fall.

    "Vignettes of the Civil War," a walking tour of four downtown Richmond Civil War shrines offered by the Civil War Centennial Committee.

  • Box 24
    Folder 6
    Vignettes, Spring 1963.

    "Vignettes of the Civil War," a walking tour of four downtown Richmond Civil War shrines offered by the Civil War Centennial Committee.

  • Box 24
    Folder 7
    Vignettes, Fall 1962.

    "Vignettes of the Civil War," a walking tour of four downtown Richmond Civil War shrines offered by the Civil War Centennial Committee.

  • Box 24
    Folder 8
    Vignettes, Spring 1962.

    "Vignettes of the Civil War," a walking tour of four downtown Richmond Civil War shrines offered by the Civil War Centennial Committee.

  • Box 24
    Folder 9
    Virginia Military Institute.
  • Box 24
    Folder 10
    WRVA Civil War Movie Script.

    Script of film produced by WRVA television.

Committee Projects [Week-West]; Personal Correspondence of the Chair, 1959-1965; 1959 December-1960 August.
Barcode number: 1051320

Committee projects arranged alphabetically; Personal correspondence arranged chronologically.

  • Box 25
    Folder 1
    Weekend Centennial Ball, 1961 May 27.
  • Box 25
    Folder 2
    Weitzel Manuscript Project: Weitzel Biographical Material.

    General Godfrey Weitzel.

  • Box 25
    Folder 3
    Weitzel Manuscript Project: Miscellaneous Biographical Material.

    General Godfrey Weitzel.

  • Box 25
    Folder 3
    Weitzel Manuscript Project: Mr. Waitt's Working Papers.

    General Godfrey Weitzel.

  • Box 25
    Folder 4
    Weitzel Manuscript Project: Mr. Waitt's Working Papers.

    General Godfrey Weitzel.

  • Box 25
    Folder 5
    West Virginia Centennial Band.

    West Virginia's all-state band, which made an appearance in Richmond as part of the Centennial celebration.

  • Box 25
    Folder 6
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman, 1959 March-December.
  • Box 25
    Folder 7
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman, 1960 Jan-June.
  • Box 25
    Folder 8
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman, 1960 July-August.
Personal Correspondence of the Chair, 1960 September-1962 April.
Barcode number: 1051321

Arranged chronologically.

  • Box 26
    Folder 1
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman, 1960 September-October.
  • Box 26
    Folder 2
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman, 1960 November-1961 January.
  • Box 26
    Folder 3
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman, 1961 Feb-May.
  • Box 26
    Folder 4
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman, 1961 June-Oct.
  • Box 26
    Folder 5
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman, 1961 Nov-1962 Jan.
  • Box 26
    Folder 6
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman, 1962 Feb-Apr.
Personal Correspondence of the Chair, 1962 May-1965 May .
Barcode number: 1051316
  • Box 27
    Folder 1
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman, 1962 May-1963 May.
  • Box 27
    Folder 2
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman, 1963 June-Dec.
  • Box 27
    Folder 3
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman, 1964 Jan-Aug.
  • Box 27
    Folder 4
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman, 1964 Sept-Nov.
  • Box 27
    Folder 5
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman, 1964 Dec-1965 Jan.
  • Box 27
    Folder 6
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman, 1965 Feb-April.
  • Box 27
    Folder 7
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman, 1965 May.
Personal Correspondence of the Chair, 1958-1960 June, 1965 June-1966 Jan.
Barcode number: 1051317

Arranged chronologically.

  • Box 28
    Folder 1
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman, 1965 June.
  • Box 28
    Folder 2
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman, 1965 July-1966 Jan.
  • Box 28
    Folder 3
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman [US and VA] Civil War Centennial Commission, 1958.
  • Box 28
    Folder 4
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman [US and VA] Civil War Centennial Commission, 1959 Jan-June.
  • Box 28
    Folder 5
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman [US and VA] Civil War Centennial Commission, 1959 July-Oct.
  • Box 28
    Folder 6
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman [US and VA] Civil War Centennial Commission, 1959 Nov-1960 June.
Personal correspondence of the chairman, Civil War Centennial Commission, 1960 July-1965 June.
Barcode number: 1051318

Arranged chronologically.

  • Box 29
    Folder 1
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman [US and VA] Civil War Centennial Commission, 1960 July-1961 Feb.
  • Box 29
    Folder 2
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman [US and VA] Civil War Centennial Commission, 1961 Mar-Oct.
  • Box 29
    Folder 3
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman [US and VA] Civil War Centennial Commission, 1961 Nov-1962 Mar.
  • Box 29
    Folder 4
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman [US and VA] Civil War Centennial Commission, 1962 Apr-1963 May.
  • Box 29
    Folder 5
    Personal Correspondence of the Chairman [US and VA] Civil War Centennial Commission, 1963 June-1965 June.
Civil War Centennial: Research Files and Correspondence.
Barcode number: 1031088
Box: 30

Research files from projects undertaken by the Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee, as well as correspondence from the committee.

Civil War Centennial: Photographs, maps and publications1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1031085
Box: 31

Box contains primarily photographs, many of which are copies from the Library of Congress, the National Archives, or ones created by the Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee, as well as a few maps (several copies of one produced for the Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee) and photo negatives. Most of the photographs fall within two categories: 1. Copies of Civil War-era photographs. 2. Photographs taken at Civil War Centennial events. Box also contains several issues of Civil War Times Illustrated and a file of publications produced by the Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee.

Civil War Centennial: Transcripts of Richmond City Council Minutes (1861-1864), 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1031085
Box: 32

Box contains annotated copies of Richmond City Council minutes from the years during the Civil War, later published by the Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee.

Civil War Centennial: Maps, Photostats, 1959-1965.
Barcode number: 1031064
Box: 33

Box contains rolled-up copies of maps of the Richmond area, relating to the Civil War. Most are photostats of maps from the National Archives.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Richmond (Va.)--History--19th century
  • Richmond (Va.)--History--20th century
  • Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Centennial celebrations, etc.