Resources in the University Archives relating to the Civil War and its impact on NU and Evanston
- Hinman Literary Society (1857-1915) Minute Books and Librarian's Record, 1857-1868, 1869-1882 Topics debated by NU's first literary society included the dissolution of the union (in 1858) and the relative merits of Stephen Douglass and Abraham Lincoln during their senate contest.
- Pingree, Melvin, Photo Album Pingree (Class of 1865) compiled an album of photographic portraits of NU students and professors—as well as several Union officers in the Civil War--a number of whom served in Company F of the 134th Illinois Regiment. See Digital exhibit, below
- Walkup, Carrie, Diaries 1861-1922 Walkup was a student at the North-Western Female College in Evanston during the Civil War. Her diary consists mainly of letters she wrote to her fiancée, who was fighting in the war.
- Northwestern Female College Records
- Records of the Evanston Academy (NU's Preparatory School)
- Subject File: Civil War and Northwestern University
- Biographical File: Alphonso C. Linn
- Melvin Pingree Album
- “In Service to their Country”: A Roster of NU’s Military Dead, 1863-present
- Presidents of Northwestern: Henry Noyes (President 1860-1867)
- Atwell, Charles, ed. Alumni Record of the College of Liberal Arts (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University, 1903), refers to the Civil War in several place. Note entries for 1860-1865 (pp 11-13); chapter on Alumni in the Civil War (pp 396-400); as well as bio info on individual students.
- Reeling, Viola Crouch. Evanston, Its Land and Its People (Evanston, IL: DAR, 1928), an anecdotal history, describes Evanston's contribution to the Civil War (pp 408-426).
- Wilde, Arthur, ed. Northwestern University: A History, 1855-1905 (NY: University Publication Society, 1905). The University's involvement in the War is described (Vol. 2, pp 365-375) by Charles Atwell, who also complied the Alumni Record.
- Willard, Frances E. Her anecdotal history of Evanston, A Classic Town (Chicago: WTPA, 1891), draws on interviews and diaries for a brief chapter on Evanston in the Civil War (pp 177-184).
Resource Guide prepared by Janet Olson and Yvonne Spura