A Guide to the Reconstruction Scrapbook, 1865-1880
The Reconstruction Scrapbook, 1865-1880, consists of clippings from newspapers and pamphlets of political speeches and commentary, spanning the entire Reconstruction period and the beginning of the Gilded Age and Progressive era. The clippings include speeches by politicians Oliver P. Morton, James G. Blaine, Henry Wilson, Moses W. Field, and William D. Kelley, among others. Clippings of political commentary discuss the political parties, politicians, and issues pertaining to labor, economics, and the Reconstruction Acts.
This collection is open for research use.
Reconstruction Scrapbook, 1865-1880, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers