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Accessible Archives Adds Regimental Histories to its Civil War Collection

Malvern, PA (October 18, 2011) — Accessible Archives, Inc.®, a publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases, has announced a further expansion of its collection, The Civil War, with the addition of Part VI: Northeast Regimental Histories. The new portion consists of books currently housed at the Godfrey Memorial Library, Middletown, Connecticut, a library dedicated to promoting the study of family history by making genealogical and historical resources available to all on both a national and international level.

Regimental histories are valuable research sources offering unique perspectives on the Civil War. They provide details on the organization and achievements of particular units, including such items as regimental rosters, transportation documents, honor rolls and casualty statistics, and promotion and court martial documents. The vast majority were written in the thirty-five years between the end of the war and the end of the Nineteenth Century. Most were written by unit veterans, and often by the regimental chaplains, primarily as a service chronicle for regiment members. The best include both a narrative of the regiment’s service and anecdotal material by the soldiers, and often are filled with photos of unit members, portraits, maps and additional illustrations. States with regimental histories represented in this collection are Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. (more…)


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University Of Iowa Extends Its Collaboration With Accessible Archives

Content Expansion Will Bring New Material to Civil War Collection

Malvern, PA (June 16, 2010) – Accessible Archives, Inc., an electronic publisher of primary source full-text historical databases, has signed an agreement with the University of Iowa to preserve in digital format a number of primary source publications from the Civil War era. The major public research university located in Iowa City, counts among its holdings various Civil War memoirs, pamphlets, and regimental histories, which up to now have been available only for those with access to its Special Collections Department. Once the materials have been digitized and made fully searchable, they will become a new portion – an additional part – of The Civil War, a collection from Accessible Archives that has been well received by university and public libraries.

The University of Iowa is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). For 50 years, the CIC world-class research institutions have advanced their academic missions and served the common good by sharing expertise, leveraging campus resources, and collaborating on innovative programs. Last year, under the auspices of the CIC, The University of Iowa and other CIC members were able to supply missing issues of Godey’s Lady’s Book to Accessible Archives, resulting in a publishing partnership opportunity that has allowed other libraries around the world to gain access to these rare issues.

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Our Civil War Collection Adds Newspapers From Vincennes University

Malvern, PA (October 9, 2009) — Accessible Archives, Inc. , a publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases, has announced the continuing expansion of its existing database, The Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective, with the addition of a fourth part. The enhanced database is being renamed simply The Civil War.

The new part consists of several newspapers supplied by Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana, a comprehensive two-year college located in Southwestern Indiana offering a diverse set of majors.

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Materials from the Godfrey Memorial Library Expand our Civil War Collection

Malvern, PA (September 23, 2009) — Accessible Archives, Inc. , a publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases, has announced the expansion of its existing database, The Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective, with the addition of two new parts, each of which may be acquired individually. The enhanced database will be renamed simply The Civil War.

The new parts consist of book titles supplied by the Godfrey Memorial Library, Middletown, Connecticut, a library dedicated to promoting the study of family history by making genealogical and historical resources available to all on both a national and international level. It is interesting to note that, depending on the author, the war might be referred to as the War Between the States, War of the Rebellion, War of Secession or Civil War.

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