UVa Library Press Releases 1997 - 1998
WOMEN IN THE CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT OPENS AT UVA LIBRARY
Contact: Kathryn Morgan at (804) 924-4965 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 29, 1997 - "HEARTS AT HOME: SOUTHERN WOMEN IN THE CIVIL WAR" is the latest exhibition in the McGregor Room, Alderman Library, University of Virginia. It will be on view from August 2 though October 15, 1997.
"Hearts at Home" examines the wartime activities and words of white and black women in the Confederate States of America. Among the items displayed are original letters, broadsides, paintings, photographs, diaries, sheet music, newspapers, medals, clothing, samples, and books. Representative topic include patriotism, religion, education, poetry, refugees, slavery, spies, and the Lost Cause era. Associate Professor Ervin Jordan, Jr. (author, Black Confederates and Afro- Yankees in Civil War Virginia, University Press of Virginia, 1995), Alderman Library, and Michele Ostrow, formerly of the University's Science and Engineering Library, are the curators of this lively and informative exhibit.
This exhibition is free and open to the public, Mondays through Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A limited edition of the exhibition catalog has been published and is available in the Special Collections Department. an electronic version of the display will be posted on the library's World-Wide Web site at http://www.lib.virginia.edu/exhibits/hearts
For additional information about the exhibit contact Ervin Jordan at (804) 924-2975