The latest issue of the Quarto is now available. The Quarto is a semi-annual newsletter published by the William L. Clements Library and sent to members of the Clements Library Associates.
In addition to news and announcements about the Clements Library, this issue features several essays about the Civil War collections of the Library, including manuscripts, sheet music, culinary history, and maps. The next issue of the Quarto will focus on the Civil War as well.
Contents of the Spring-Summer 2010 issue of the Quarto:
- “The Civil War,” by J. Kevin Graffagnino, Director. An introduction to the Clements Library holdings on this subject.
- “The War in Their Own Words,” by Cheney Schopieray, Assistant Curator of Manuscripts. Manuscript collections of the Civil War, including soldiers’ letters and diaries.
- “The Songs of the Civil War,” by Clayton Lewis, Curator of Graphic Materials. Popular music of the war.
- “The Food and Society Database,” by JJ Jacobson, Curator for American Culinary History. A description of the forthcoming database for finding culinary references in the collection, and how it can be used to research aspects of the Civil War.
- “Maps from the Front,” by Brian Dunnigan, Curator of Maps and Head of Research & Publications. Printed and manuscript maps of the Civil War.
- “Developments,” by Ann Rock, Director of Development.The James S. Copley auction and challenge grant.