Ozarks Civil War | Life in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma
A collaborative digitization effort to document the war in the Trans-Mississippi Theater. Traditional Civil War scholarship has focused on events east of the Mississippi River. Events in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, the Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma), Louisiana, and Texas have received comparatively little attention. To address this scholarly gap, seven organizations in southwest Missouri began development of Community & Conflict in 2007. The project was funded by Library Services and Technology Act digital imaging grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Missouri State Library. The digital collection features letters, journals, diaries, court cases and other materials that explore how the war affected communities, families, and soldiers, in the region.