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Alice Brady Beckmann collection

Identifier: Alice Brady Beckmann-collection of Civil War material

Scope and Contents

Alice Brady Beckmann’s Collection consists primarily of poems and songs of the period surrounding the American Civil War, mostly between the 1840 and 1890. The material was transcribed by Ms. Beckmann from period magazines, newspapers and other public sources as well as from scrapbooks, account books and other personal sources. Although the authors are often noted, much of the material is unattributed. Ms. Beckmann’s collection also reflects her keen interest in the origin of the patriotic song, “Yankee Doodle” with considerable material on that topic.


  • Prior to 1984

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the John M.K. Davis Reading Room of the Watkinson Library, Trinity College Library, Hartford, Connecticut. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws when using this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with the duplication policy of the Watkinson Library.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information (e.g. social security numbers) in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Biographical / Historical

Alice Margaret Brady Beckmann was born on August 22, 1912 in Rushford Allegany County, New York and died September 30, 1985 in Virginia. She was a Daughter of the American Revolution. Some of Beckmann’s research was conducted at the Library of Congress, from which a part of this material was retrieved by family members after her death.


2 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Guide to the Alice Brady Beckmann collection
Leonard Banco
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2020-01-07: Title changed by Eric C. Stoykovich from "Alice Brady Beckmann's collection of Civil War Poetry and Songs".

Repository Details

Part of the Watkinson Library Manuscripts Repository

Trinity College Library
300 Summit St.
Hartford Connecticut 06106