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SECOND ANNUAL APPEAL TO SUPPORT SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
THE ROSANNA BLAKE LIBRARY OF CONFEDERATE HISTORY

CSS Alabama Print
Color lithography of the CSS Alabama
 
by Gustav W. Seitz, Hamburg, Germany,
undated, in the Rosanna Blake Library

C SS Florida print
Color lithography of the CSS Florida
by Gustav W. Seitz, Hamburg, Germany,
undated, in the Rosanna Blake Library
 

Copies of these two lithographs,
suitable for framing, will be given to all
 those who make a donation
during our Silent Campaign.

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THIS year the MU Library Associates will be recognizing another collection important to our community, our region and our country.
     During her lifetime Rosanna Blake acquired an amazing library that is considered to be one of the finest collections of Confederate history assembled by a private individual in the United States. She left her library to Marshall University after her death. While the major part of the library consists of over 3,000 books and journals, it also houses a significant collection of Confederate imprints, pamphlets, sheet music, newspapers, and photographs, including carte-de-visites (CDVs). Visit our Virtual Museum to view some the Blake Library’s treasures.
     Like so many of our collections, the resources of the Rosanna A. Blake Library of Confederate History need continuing quality care and preservation to assure their longevity; this requires professional attention. Your gift will help assure that the treasures of this collection receive skilled attention, are well cared for, and preserved in a manner that assures their availability to university scholars and library users.
     Please consider this need and join us in extending the life of the Rosanna Blake Library and other Civil War papers by making a donation to our Second Annual Appeal—our silent campaign for the Blake Library.

        ♦ Interview with Blake Bibliographer, Jack Dickinson

 

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