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Pamphlets in American History

Location: Microfiche Cabinet 57


“Beginning with Tom Paine’s Common Sense, which altered the course of early U. S. history, pamphlets have played a crucial role in American history.  Pamphlet literature has been the medium through which people have expressed their opinions and feelings on contemporary affairs.” (UMI Research Collections)

The  Pamphlets in American History collection, drawing much from the American history pamphlets collection at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin,  is made up of five groups. Pickler Memorial Library owns Group V which includes: The Civil War, 1861-1865European War 1914-1918; Mormons & Mormonism. Each pamphlet is listed in Truman’s Library Catalog. The Civil War, 1861-1865 provides documents published before, during, and after the conflict.  Topics include such issues as eyewitness accounts of battles, narratives of battles, and many documents relating to the Confederate view of the war as well as the assassination of President Lincoln. The European War 1914-1918 includes material published before, during, and after the war.  Included in the topics covered are pre-war sentiment toward Great Britain and Germany, accounts of battles,  and discussions of the duties of citizens in the United States during the war.  Mormons & Mormonism presents an overview of the theological, intellectual, social and political history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  (UMI Research collections)

How to search the collection

You can search Truman’s Library Catalog. by keyword, subject, author and title.   There is also a printed subject index and bibliography for each group of microfiche shelved above Microfiche Cabinet 57.


Pamphlets in American History (shelved above Microfiche Cabinet 57).

For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out these
Subject Categories:

Mormon Church -- History.


United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources.

United States -- History -- 1913-1921 -- Sources.

Time Period: 19th Century   20th Century  

Subject keywords: Religion and Philosophy, Military History, U. S. History