NYU and the Civil War

For my final project for the course Computing in the Humanities, I set out to find a picture of life at New York University during the Civil War. During my research at the NYU archives, however, I discovered very little information on the subject.

What I did find were documents relating to NYU graduates who served as physicians and surgeons during the war. In my research I used two main sources: the J.J. Stevenson Collection and the Memories of Dr. P.L. Schenck. This site serves as both a catalogue of the documents from those sources and biographical sketches of the individuals contained therein. I have also included relevant information on the Civil War to put the material from the documents in context.

J.J. Stevenson Collection
Memories of Dr. P.L. Schenck