National Archives at Atlanta Civil War Program

Let me pass this along for readers in the Atlanta area:

The National Archives at Atlanta holds a day long Civil War program on April 16, titled “The Civil War: America’s Long Struggle.”  Details are posted on their web site.   The schedule of speakers includes:

  • David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
  • Trevor Plante, National Archives, Washington, DC
  • Shane Bell, National Archives at Atlanta
  • Daniel Stowell, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum;
  • Eric Leonard, Andersonville National Historic Site
  • Kenneth Noe, author of Reluctant Rebels and Auburn University professor

In addition to the lectures, the archives hosts an exhibition of 19th century newspaper articles focused on the African-American experience.


One hundred registrants will have the opportunity to display their Civil War artifacts and heirlooms and learn more about the significance of the objects from experts in an afternoon program entitled “Civil War Treasures in Your Nation’s Attic.” Georgia Public Broadcasting will film some of these objects for a program by the same name to air on a future date.  This portion of the program is sponsored by the Foundation for the National Archives, Scott Antique Markets, the National Archives at Atlanta, and Georgia Public Broadcasting.  Objects must be pre-approved.  See the registration form for more details.

The National Archives at Atlanta is located in Morrow, GA at 5780 Jonesboro Road.  The program, which costs $20.00, including lunch, is open to the public, pre-registration required.

The Atlanta facility is the “center for the study of the history of the South” and includes 150,000 cubic feet of archival holdings.   And take note of streaming links to past symposium and lectures hosted by the archives. Certainly a plus for those of us unable to attend.