Category Archives: Digitized Collections

World War I materials included on new research site

The Provincial Archives is proud to share with you the fruits of our participation in a new research initiative, a consortium of various institutions that document the history of women religious. We’re especially pleased because this introduces to the scholarly community the Daughters beyond what is widely known — their service as nurses during the Civil War. These World War I images came from the collection of glass negatives from St. Louis that documents the history of the Loyola Unit, a group of sisters stationed with miles of the front in Vicenza, Italy in 1917.

Here is the link to “our” page.

If you click on each photograph, you’ll get a larger image. If you look closely at the photograph of the unit landing, you’ll see the “cornettes” on deck to the very right.

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Letters from a Civil War surgeon

From the blog of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, in Frederick, MD.

Letters from a Surgeon

A neat collection of photographs and transcribed letters written by a Civil War surgeon to his wife.

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Bibliography Page – new online resources

New online resources added to the Bibliography Page:

Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage
Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage (MDCH) is a collaborative, statewide digitization program headquartered at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center in Baltimore. Our program partners with Maryland libraries, archives, historical societies, museums, and other institutions to digitize and provide free online access to materials relating to the state’s history and culture. Since the program began in 2002, MDCH’s collections have grown to include over 5,000 items, such as maps, manuscripts, photographs, artwork, books, and other media.

Another fine resource for the history of photography, focusing on photographers in the Baltimore area, is the blog
Photographicus Baltimorensis. A direct link can also be found in the “Blogs we’re following” section of this site.

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