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ROSANNA BLAKE LIBRARY OF CONFEDERATE HISTORY


Rosanna Blake with items from her library

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 prepared a brief explanation about her library. The holdings of the Blake Library are available by searching Marshall University Library's online catalog.

The Blake Library is housed in a separate section of Special Collections and has shorter hours. Researchers should call ahead (1-304-696-3097 or 1-304-696-2343) to ensure that the Blake Library will be available.

Click here for an online presentation about the Blake Library by its Bibliographer, Jack Dickinson.

Click here for a Sample Exhibit of the extraordinary items in the collection.

Exhibit Hours

  • Monday 9 am – 3 pm
  • Tuesday 9 am – 3 pm
  • Wednesday 9 am – 3 pm
  • Thursday 9 am – 3 pm
  • Friday by appointment only.

Created by Lisle Brown, former Curator Special Collections, © 2013, Special Collections, Marshall University

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