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Alice Brady Beckmann’s Collection of Civil War Poetry and Songs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS08-2018
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.

Dates

  • Prior to 1984

Extent

2 Cubic Feet

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.
Title
Alice Brady Beckmann’s Collection of Civil War Poetry and Songs
Status
completed
Author
Leonard Banco
Date
04/18/2019
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Watkinson Library Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
Trinity College Library
300 Summit St.
Hartford Connecticut 06106