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Open House for 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

For those of you on campus, here’s something to check out.  In about an hour, Special Collections & Archives is hosting an “Open House in Honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation”:

On Thursday, January 10, original documents, books, and printed materials related to the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War, will be on view in the Davison Rare Book Room, Special Collections & Archives, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Among the items on display will be a certificate signed by Lincoln appointing Hiram Willey (Wesleyan Class of 1839) U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut; Harper’s Weekly, the North’s most comprehensive, illustrated source for news about the Civil War; Confederate publications related to slavery; abolitionist publications; and the first edition of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s galvanizing novel, Uncle Cabin.

Date: Today, January 10
Time: 2 PM – 4:30 PM
Place: Special Collections & Archives, Olin Library