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Armed Conflicts & the Military in the Special Collections Research Center

This guide includes manuscript and archival collections related to armed conflicts and the military in the United States available in Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center.

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Special Collections Research Center Access Tools: There are a variety of tools available to guide you in finding materials in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC). Don't forget that you also may come into the SCRC in person. Please email to make an appointment. 

Quasi-War Sources in the Special Collections Research Center

Powell Family Papers- Hepburn Addition

Dates, 1775-1870, correspondence of Leven Powell, James Madison, Charles Leven Powell, Charles Leven Powell, Jr., Selina Powell Hepburn, and others.  Recipients include Burr Powell, Cuthbert Powell, Sewell Stavely Hepbron [Hepburn] and others.  First 30 years of correspondence is mainly written by or addressed to Leven Powell, detailing his involvement in the Revolutionary War, the Virginia House of Delegates, and the United State Congress, including letters about the Election of 1800.  After 1810, letters are primarily correspondence between various members of the Powell family, including some letters about the Civil War.