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Submitted by Newsroom on January 4, 2011 – 8:38 amNo Comment
 Latest Wyoming News: 8:38 a.m. mst
 
     
 UW–BRUCE CATTON
     Civil War historian’s papers accessible at UW
    
     CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP)
– Papers and correspondence of one of the
most popular U.S. Civil War historians is now accessible through
the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center.
    
    
     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Bruce Catton

     The Bruce Catton collection is open to the public with no access
restrictions for research purposes.
     Catton was a newspaper reporter in Cleveland and Boston before
working for the War Production Board and the U.S. Department of
Commerce during World War II.
     The first of his 15 Civil War histories was published in 1951.
His “A Stillness at Appomattox” won both the Pulitzer Prize for
history and the National Book Award in 1954. He was an editor with
“American Heritage” from 1954-1978.
     The collection contains correspondence, research and
biographical materials and other items related to Catton’s
professional career and personal life.

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