NLS: American Civil War Collections

Start : 
22 Mar 2012 - 10:00
End : 
22 Mar 2012 - 15:00
Type: 
Workshop
Location: 

National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge
Edinburgh
EH1 1EW

Eric will be participating in a Workers' Educational Association Scotland study visit to the National Library of Scotland to explore their collections around the American Civil War.

Draft Agenda

* Welcome and Introductions, Aims of the Day, What people already know about Scots involvement in the American Civil War if anything/what they'd like to find out
Led by WEA tutor Rae McGhee, WEA

* Scotland and the American Civil War – Presentation by Dr Eric Graham

* Questions/Comments/Discussion for Eric

Coffee break

* Opportunity to look at and handle significant items in the NLS collections relating to Scots involvement in the American Civil War - led by NLS Curator Dora Petherbridge

Lunch

* NLS Collections continued and input from Beverley Casebow about now to access the NLS collections for further study

* Background information about the Memorial to the Scots, Irish and Canadians who fought for the Union and then history walk down to Calton Cemetery to see the Memorial, led by
Rae McGhee, WEA

* Evaluation and Goodbyes

The finalised agenda will be published here when available.

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