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Rare papers on display in Raleigh

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Published in News on October 20, 2011 1:46 PM

RALEIGH -- Some rarely exhibited items will be taken from the vault of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources and displayed on Monday from 9:30 a.m until 3 p.m., as the state archives celebrates American Archives Month.

The North Carolina exhibit will focus on letters and artifacts from the Civil War as the nation commemorates the war's sesquicentennial. It's theme will be "Not Just A List of Names."

Archivists will be available to provide context for the documents. Diaries, letters, sheet music, government documents, a map of Gen. William T. Sherman's Carolinas Campaign, and more will be displayed.

Promoted by the Society of American Archivists, American Archives Month raises awareness about the value of archives and archivists through public events and activities.

The event is free to the public and will be held in the State Archives Search Room of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Building at 109 E. Jones St. in Raleigh.