|| Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/12/29 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2015/12/29 by Laura Eliason.
|Restrictions on Access Note:
|| This collection is open for research.
|| This collection contains 2 sets of photocopies of Sydney C. Kerksis's typescript, "Action at Gilgal Church, Georgia, June 15-16, 1864." The typescript includes a narrative of the action, official reports, extracts of regimental reports, regimental histories and extracts from Civil War diaries. Pages 41, 50-51 of the typescript are missing. Also included in the collection is a booklet entitled, "Twelve Views of the Indianapolis Flood of March 1913 Taken by a Daring Photographer During the Worst of the Horrible Catastrophe."
|Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
|| Sydney C. Kerksis papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
|Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
|| Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
|Biographical or Historical Data:
|| Sydney C. Kerksis was born on April 20, 1916 in Atlanta, Georgia to John and Jessie Kerksis. Kerksis was a well known relic hunter and was the author of several books and articles regarding the Civil War. A retired army officer, he died on September 20, 1980.Sources:Ancestry.com. "Sydney C. Kerksis." 1920 United States Federal Census. Accessed December 28, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Ancestry.com. "Sydney C. Kerksis." Marietta, Georgia, Marietta National Cemetery, 1866-2010. Accessed December 28, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Kirby, Joe. "Hooker Headquarters House At Kennesaw Mountain Threatened." Civil War News. Accessed December 28, 2015. http://www.civilwarnews.com/archive/articles/HookerKenn.htm.
|Ownership and Custodial History:
|| This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Sydney C. Kerksis in 1969.
|Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
|| No further additions are expected.