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The E. B. Long Papers

The E.B. Long Collection
Biography of E.B. Long
 

Description of Collection 
Finding Guide  

  The E. B. Long Papers, 1949-1981, consist of thirty-four boxes occupying approximately forty feet of shelf space. Included in them are personal correspondence, manuscripts by Mr. Long and others, articles, booklets, essays, clippings, photocopies, research notes, maps, brochures, and photographs. The papers reflect Mr. Long's successful career as a Civil War historian and are in very good condition for the most part.

   While most of the materials in this collection are dated in the twentieth century, there are several original Civil War documents of the nineteenth century. Of further interest are the drafts of Allan Nevins' Ordeal of the Union which were edited by E. B. Long and the nine long boxes of Mr. Long's research notes on the Civil War.

   The papers have been divided into the following categories: personal correspondence, manuscripts by Mr. Long, manuscripts by others, general files covering a wide range of subjects, drafts of Allan Nevins' Ordeal of the Union, research notes on the Civil War, index card files of articles, and miscellaneous volumes of clippings. The correspondence is arranged both chronologically for general correspondence and alphabetically for correspondence with specific individuals, resulting in some overlapping of dates. Other materials in the collection are arranged either chronologically or alphabetically depending on the nature of the information.

 

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