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Civil War Collections

The Binghamton University Libraries Civil War Collections consist of seventeen individual collections of materials. Together the collections contain over 1700 letters, diaries, photographs, account books, postcards, and other ephemera which date from the early 1800s to the early 1900s, but are centered on the Civil War years 1861-1865.

Letters are by far the largest component of the collections and many of the letters were written by soldiers at the front, or in Army hospitals, to their family and friends back home. At its core the Civil War Collections are a local history resource with emphasis on collections pertaining to the counties in the immediate Binghamton, New York area, that is Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga, and Tompkins Counties.

Collections of particular interest from outside those counties have also been included, such as a collection from Montgomery County which consists of letters written by Ten Eyck Fonda, the grandfather of the actor Henry Fonda.

 

Civil War Collections and Finding Aids 


Lewis H. Brown Collection

 

Patrick Casey Collection

 

Frank Eldredge Collection

 

Ten Eyck Fonda Collection

 

Edward I. Ford Collection

 

Adoniram J. Hamlin Collection

 

Maurice Leyden Collection

 

Grace D. Nichols Collection

 

S.C. Pierce Collection

 

Hiram Slaght Collection

 

Ingraham P. Smith Collection

 

Francis H. & Henry M. Stone Collection

 

Tioga County Collection

 

Joseph H. Treyz Collection

 

Fred Walster Collection

 

Anna E. Wilcox Collection

 

John M. Young Collection

 

Last Updated: 8/6/15