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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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Picture Gallery

This exhibit consists of documents and images that illustrate the changing understanding of freedom in our nation from the Founding Era through the Civil War.  It includes facsimiles of original photographs and letters from men and women who fought and in some cases died for the cause of freedom for all Americans.

Materials in the exhibit are from the Gilder Lehrman Collection and photographs are from the Meserve-Kunhardt Collection.