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During her lifetime Rosanna Blake acquired an amazing
Library of Confederate History that is considered by many to be one of the finest private collections of Confederate history assembled in the United States. Her library was donated to Marshall University after her death.

The following exhibit provides a sample of the many extraordinary items in her library.

 

Rosanna Blake with items from her library
Rosanna Blake stands with a few artifacts that are part of her library.

Online Presentation about the Blake Library by its Bibliographer, Jack Dickinson.

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Maintained by Lisle Brown, Curator, Special Collections
© 2005, Special Collections, Marshall University
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