Register of the Civil War Round Table (Stockton, Calif.) Papers, 1962-1976

Processed by Daryl Morrison; revised by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Civil War Round Table (Stockton, Calif.) Papers, 1962-1976

Collection number: Mss173

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Daryl Morrison; revised by Don Walker
Date Completed:
1994; 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Civil War Round Table (Stockton, Calif.) Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1962-1976
Collection number: Mss173
Creator:
Extent: 0.25 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Civil War Round Table (Stockton, Calif.) Papers, Mss173, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

personal name

Shaw, William Lawrence

personal name

Webber, Alfred B.

corporate name

California. Civil War Centennial Commission

corporate name

Civil War Round Table (Chicago, Ill.)

corporate name

Civil War Round Table (Sacramento, Calif.)

corporate name

Civil War Round Table (Stockton, Calif.)

subject

United States -History -Civil War, 1861-1865

subject

United States -Foreign relations -Japan

subject

Historians -California -Correspondence

subject

California -History -Sources

subject

History -Study and teaching -California

Biography

Working with historical groups and colleges the Civil War Centennial Commission of California sought to promote an understanding of the Civil War with programs, pageants, and special events. William Shaw, from the Commission, came to Stockton, at the request of R.R. Stuart, Director of the California History Foundation, to help establish a local Civil War Round Table. Faculty at the University of the Pacific and individuals in the Lodi/Stockton area then formed a chapter of the Civil War Round Table Association (1962). According to the Sacramento Articles of Incorporation the groups were formed to perpetuate an interest in the Civil War by every appropriate means: to further the collection of Civil War relics; to extend the preservation of records of the Civil War and the perfection of accurate information as to such records; to encourage trips by interested individuals to locations linked to the Civil War; to bring to the organization members, speakers and lecturers; and to encourage dramas or plays.

Scope and Content

The Civil War Round Table Papers consists chiefly of memos and programs of local meetings (1962-1976). Also included are member essays on various aspects of the Civil War and some materials from the Civil War Centennial Commission of California.

CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX 1: CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE PAPERS

 

1.1: CORRESPONDENCE/NOTES, 1975-76 [notes regarding membership attendance and ideas for meetings]

 

1.2: MEETING NOTICES AND MEMOS TO MEMBERSHIP, 1974-76 [announcements of meetings, ca. 16 items]

 

1.3: MANUSCRIPT ARTICLES

 

-William L. Shaw. "United States Senator James A McDougall" n.d., ca. 1962 [11pp.]

 

-Dr. Webber. "United States, Japanese Diplomatic Relations During the Civil War" [29 pp.]

 

1.4: STOCKTON/ LODI ROUND TABLE MEMBERSHIP LISTS.

 

1.5: SACRAMENTO CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE

 

-Articles of Incorporation The Sacramento Civil War Round Table, 1962

 

-William L. Shaw, First Vice-President of Sacramento Civil War Round Table from James V. Murfin, Historical Times, Inc. regarding Civil War Times Illustrated., 4-16-62

 

-Civil War Centennial Day, September 9, 1962, Governor's Hall, Sacramento.

 

-R.R. Stuart from William L. Shaw, Pres. offering help to start a Stockton Round Table, 9-18-62 [2 copies]

 

-Application for Membership [2 copies]

 

1.6: OTHER ROUND TABLES

 

-Hagerstwon Civil War Round Table, Hagerstown, Maryland. Memo to members on 1962 Antietam Assembly of Civil War Round Tables by President James V. Murfin.

 

-Tri-State Civil War Round Table, Quincy, Illinois. Communique (newsletter) vol. 3, no. 1 (September 21, 1962)

 

-Civil War Round Table Digest, vol. 1 no. 10. Little Rock, Arkansas (July, 1969)

 

1.7: CIVIL WAR CENTENNIAL COMMISSION OF CALIFORNIA

 

-Agenda for Commission Meeting on September 10, 1962.

 

-R.R. Stuart, Director of California History Foundation from William L. Shaw, Executive Secretary, 9-12-62 [appointing him to a special committee for university and college participation of the Centennial]

 

-Do., 9-18-62

 

-Journal of the Proceedings of the Commission on September 10, 1962 [2 copies]

 

-Notes regarding Oct. 11, 1962 meeting in Stockton to encourage a Round Table

 

1.8: CIVIL WAR BOOK ADVERTISEMENTS

 

-Bibliography of Books in Print From O.S. Tyson and Company, New York

 

-Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Chicago, Illinois

 

-"Battles of the Civil War" Ostby Americana, Bellflower, California, July 4, 1976

 

1.9: MISC. PRINTED MATTER

 

-Army Information Digest (August 1961)

 

-Civil War Times Illustrated. vol. 1, no. 1 (April 1962)

 

-"Civil War Centennial Map of Washington, D.C."

 

-Stars and Bars Confederate Generals Historical Society vol. 1 no 1 (Jan-Mar 1973)

 

1.10: CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL LITERARY SOCIETY AWARD [directions for entering]