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Margaret K. Bearden Papers 2

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS288

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

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).


  • 1865 - 1999
  • Majority of material found within 1950 - 1979

Collection-level Access Restrictions

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8 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

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Margaret K. Bearden Papers 2
Scott S. Taylor. Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057