UPDATE: Federal grant to air Missouri's Civil War-era cases

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 | 5:15 p.m. CDT; updated 7:56 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 27, 2009

ST. LOUIS — Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan has announced the completion of a federal grant project that will make more than 11,200 Civil War-era cases from St. Louis Circuit Court available to the public.

Carnahan was joined at a Wednesday news conference by St. Louis Circuit Clerk Mariano Favazza and state archivist staff.

The Missouri State Archives received a $330,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to preserve and index court case files from 1866 through 1868.

State Archivist John Dougan says the files are as rich a repository as one would find anywhere, with lots of material on women, African Americans and steamboats.


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