The November library display on the Prescott Campus features books & audio visual items from our collection on the subject of the American Civil War and a wonderful collection of artifacts that reflect that time period in our history to support the YC Faculty Gettysburg Symposium.
The books and audio visual items are available for check-out, and you won’t want to miss seeing the assembled artifacts. Included in the selection are mannequins that are dressed in the uniforms of the Union army and the Confederate army, and one that is modeling the latest in women’s fashions for the period. We have a case that is devoted to women – items of clothing, jewelry, shoes, handbags and such – that contains some surprises. There is a case in the Book Sale Room that contains items that the soldiers might have carried with them as they went to war.
On the stacks, there is a portable case that contains photographs of soldiers in the Civil War who were family members of some of our YC staff. They were loaned to us by Nancy Schafer (English Dept.) and Bill Dunn. Nancy also loaned us a sword that belonged to her husband’s great-grandfather.
Other portable cases contain medical supplies that were actually used; items that are classified as “entertainment”, including a special “magic lantern”; and “Ironstone” dinnerware that was used as everyday dishes.
This is an outstanding collection of Civil War artifacts that has been loaned to us by Jennifer Bartos and Marion Arrington, who are co-owners of Barrington House here in Prescott. We are also grateful to Nancy Schafer and Bill Dunn of Yavapai College. The display will be up until the end of the semester – December 9th.
The Verde Valley Campus library will also have civil war related material on display in addition to a timeline listing events leading up to Gettysburg.