The Civil War in Your Attic: Preserving the Legacy of Maryland and the Civil War


"The Civil War in Your Attic" project is a multi-year initiative to locate, digitize and provide worldwide access to the private documentary heritage of the American Civil War era located in Maryland. MHCC members, working with representatives from many local institutions, are coordinating scanning events throughout the state. At these events, trained archivists, librarians, and digitization professionals will scanning privately held manuscript material for inclusion on the Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage website. More information about the project and a list of scanning events can be found at .


Virginia Civil War 150 Legacy Project

Project Members

  • Barbara O'Brien (McDaniel College Archives)
  • Jill Craig (Western Maryland Regional Library)
  • Katy Hayes (Bowie State University)
  • Jennie Levine Knies (University of Maryland, College Park)
  • Doug McElrath (University of Maryland, College Park)
  • Michael Scott (Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage)
  • David Ranzan (Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University)
  • Joyce Garczynski (Towson University)

Best Practices for Digital Collections and Documentation

Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage

University of Maryland, College Park

Digital Programs

Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage

University of Maryland, College Park

Western Maryland Regional Library

  • WHILBR (Western Maryland's Historical Library)

Digital collection collaborations

Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage Partnerships

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