University at War

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University at War: ISNU during the Civil War

Join April Anderson-Zorn, Illinois State University's archivist, as she explores the history of the school and its involvement in the Civil War. Anderson-Zorn will discuss the formation of the Normal Rifles and highlight the life and legacy of Illinois State Normal University, as it was known at the time, along with ISNU’s first president, Charles Edward Hovey. Audience members will also see Hovey’s Civil War swords and other ISNU Civil War memorabilia.

Anderson-Zorn holds masters degrees in history and library science, maintains a Digital Archives Specialist certificate through the Society of American Archivists, and is a certified archivist.

During the registration window for this program, registration can be completed online below, by calling 309.590.6168 or by visiting the Adult Services Desk at the Library and registering in person. As soon as registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link to access the online discussion.