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MARGARET K. BEARDEN PAPERS: PART 2

The Margaret K. Bearden Papers: Part 2 consist of a portion of the research files of Civil War historian Margaret K. Bearden. Margaret K. Bearden is a well renown expert on the Lincoln assassination, especially on John H. Surratt and the Surratt family. In addition to correspondence with other notable Civil War historians; such as David Rankin Barbee, Otto Eisenschiml, James O. Hall, Alfred Isacsson, Richard D. Mudd, and E.H. Swaim; the collection includes clippings and articles on various aspects of the Lincoln assassination. Moreover, the Bearden Papers: Part 2 contain nearly 500 slides, eight reel-to-reel audio tapes, and over 30 audio cassette tapes. These multi-media items relate to topics concerning the Lincoln assassination. The Bearden Papers: Part 2 supplement the Margaret K. Bearden Papers [Part 1] already in the possession of the Georgetown University Library Special Collections Division. The Margaret K. Bearden Papers: Part 2 are stored in 7 boxes (8.0 linear feet).

ACCESSION DATA:

Status: Open.

Photocopying: Permitted where not in violation of copyright.

Provenance: Gift of Margaret K. Bearden, September 1997 and October 1999.

Processed by Scott S. Taylor, August 2004.

BULK DATES: 1950 - 1979
SPAN DATES: 1865 - 1999

EXTENT: 7 boxes (8 l.f.)

SERIES


SERIES: 1. Alphabetical Files


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence of Margaret K. Bearden and others, together with printed materials regarding the Lincoln Assassination. Arranged in alphabetical order by correspondent or subject.

SERIES: 2. Slides


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Contains hundreds of slides depicting scenes relating to the Lincoln assassination. Each slide has a slide number, making it accessible to researchers. Many of the slides date between the 1930s and the 1950s. The slides are physically arranged in special containers in chronological order based on their slide numbers. The slides are cataloged alphabetically by subject. When researchers access the slides by subject, they will be referred to a slide number.

SERIES: 3. Reel-to-Reel Audio Tapes


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Contains eight reel-to-reel audio tapes. The tapes consist of lectures, speeches, and addresses on topics related to the Lincoln assassination. The tapes are arranged in alphabetical order by topic.

SERIES: 4. Audio Cassette Tapes


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Contains audio cassette tapes preserving lectures and speeches on various aspects of the Lincoln assassination. Arranged in alphabetical order by topic or name of principal speaker.

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