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Francis MacDonnell Research Materials Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0291

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of research materials gathered by Francis MacDonnell in preparation of his article 'Reconstruction in the wake of Vietnam: the pardoning of Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis,' which was published in Civil War History, Vol. XL, no.2, 1994. Included are materials from the Gerald Ford Library, government documents, and miscellaneous sources on the pardoning of Robert E. Lee, Vietnam draft evaders, Iva 'Tokyo Rose' Toguri and others during the Ford Administration and on the pardoning of Jefferson Davis during the Carter Administration.


  • Creation: Inclusive 1990-1994


Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Francis MacDonnell has been a professor of history at Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, Virginia since 1997. He was a lecturer in history at Yale University from 1993 to 1995.


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Processing Information

Blue sheet prepared by Betty Kondayan (December 8, 2004)

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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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Lexington VA 24450 USA