Spring exhibit time has arrived in the Special Collections! As our country is in the midst of commemorating the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Civil War, we are pleased to bring you an exhibit that explores Civil War literature written for children and young adults. The exhibit, For the Ages: Selections from the Prevost Collection of Civil War Fiction for Young Readers, includes material recently donated to us by Dr. Verbie Prevost of UTC’s English department. Dr. Prevost has kindly provided a collection statement narrative (which accompanies the exhibit) that details how she came to amass this unparalleled collection.
Out of the 500 plus books in the collection, we have chosen to exhibit a selection that highlights 1) material referencing local places or by local authors; 2) books representing a broad time period; and 3) popular authors and series in the young adult Civil War genre. Along with the books, we have included other Civil War related artifacts from our collections.
For the Ages: Selections from the Prevost Collection of Civil War Fiction for Young Readers will be showing in the Special Collections until the end of the Spring term. We would love to see you there!