The Filson Newsmagazine

Volume 3, Number 2

The Corlis Family Papers: One of The Filson's Premier Manuscript Collections

One of the premier manuscript collections at The Filson is the Corlis Family Papers. This collection came to us in segments from different branches of the family, and their reunion has been not only gratifying but also important. 
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The Ferguson Mansion: Home to The Filson since 1986

The Ferguson Mansion, a Louisville architectural gem and home to The Filson Historical Society since 1986, functions not only as an office space but also as a part of the wealth of out research collections.  Nineteen Filson staff members report for work in what was once a fabulous home for a family of three.  The Ferguson Mansion, built at the turn of the twentieth century, is now an adaptive reuse of space dedicated to preserving the past.  
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Civil War Sheet Music: The Filson's Collection Provides Insight into the National Consciousness of the War

The Filson library recently added two separate sets of Civil War sheet music - one Union and one Confederate - to its already substantial collection of over thirty-five hundred titles.  At first glance one is struck by the color and pageantry displayed on many of the covers.  Themes center on the flag, the homeland, and the heroes, mostly generals commanding large armies.  
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Breaux Visiting Fellowships: Dr. Craig Friend returns to The Filson

Of all the territories of the trans-Appalachian west, there was none that inspired the American imagination more than Kentucky.  A lot of that inspiration arose from Kentucky's situation at the confluence of two historical themes that would dominate the nineteenth century - the new West and old South.  The new West was defined by an unregulated and unquenchable quest for land that drove white Americans into all reaches of trans-Appalachia.
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Filson Fellowships - Robert Owens, Kristopher Ray, and Jennifer Cole

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Volume 6, Number 4

Volume 5, Number 1

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Volume 4, Number 1

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