By Michael Maune
Facsimiles and pictorial material documenting the American Revolution and Civil War eras. Also includes newspapers documenting Lafayette during 1885-1886.
Scope and Contents of the Materials
The Collection of Miscellaneous Facsimiles and Pictorial materials (1835-1951; 0.2 cubic feet) is an artificial collection that documents the American Revolution and Civil War eras through facsimiles of documents including the Emancipation Proclamation and the Declaration of Independence. The collection also features facsimiles of The Comet newspaper documenting Lafayette during 1885-1886. Types of materials include: document and facsimiles, a painting facsimile, and a political cartoon.
Collection Historical Note
Collection transferred from old Map Case to Flat Files and was later reorganized into three folders. Original provenance is currently unknown.
Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Collection is open for research.
Some material may be protected under copyright. Several items credit the National Archives.
Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained. Some materials have been housed in polyester sleeves and all have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes.
Box and Folder Listing Browse by Folder:
[Folder OS L 5: Document facsimiles, 1861-1934],
[Folder OS M 8: Document facsimiles, 1934-1982
[Folder FF 6: Painting print and newspaper, 1885-1951
- Folder OS L 5: Document facsimiles, 1861-1934
- Item 1: Declaration of Independence facsimile from R.R. Donnely and Sons Co., 1934
- Item 2: Declaration of Independence facsimile from R.R. Donnely and Sons Co., 1934
- Item 3: The Comet newspaper facsimile (white on black background), 18 October 1885
- Item 4: The Comet newspaper facsimile (white on black background), 20 March 1886
- Item 5: Morrill Act facsimile from National Archives (3 pp.), 2 December 1861
- Item 6: "Taking the Stump" or Stephen in Search of His Mother political cartoon facsimile, 1860
- Item 7: "Lee's General Order Number Nine" facsimile by Donnelley Deeptone Offset, October 1982