The America at War Collection chronicles the military history of the United States from the 1760s through the Vietnam War. This collection provides an insight into how Louisiana impacted and was impacted by national and international engagements. America at War artifacts also record the home front and the economic and social effects of war.
Postal covers are envelopes with printed designs commemorating an event, person, or cause. These postal covers were created during the Civil War in support of the Union, with one postal cover declaring support for the Confederacy. They include symbols and allegories for Union causes, Union slogans, images of Union heroes, and caricatures of Confederate leaders. They are an unusual resource for studying the popular culture and social history of the Civil War.