Civil War historian's papers accessible at UW

2011-01-04T09:15:00Z Civil War historian's papers accessible at UWThe Associated Press The Associated Press
January 04, 2011 9:15 am  • 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Papers and correspondence of one of the most popular U.S. Civil War historians is now accessible through the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center.

The Bruce Catton collection is open to the public with no access restrictions for research purposes.

Catton was a newspaper reporter in Cleveland and Boston before working for the War Production Board and the U.S. Department of Commerce during World War II.

The first of his 15 Civil War histories was published in 1951. His "A Stillness at Appomattox" won both the Pulitzer Prize for history and the National Book Award in 1954. He was an editor with "American Heritage" from 1954-1978.

The collection contains correspondence, research and biographical materials and other items related to Catton's professional career and personal life.

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