MOLLUS is the ALA Digital Library of the Week 12/02/2009
For all you Civil War buffs out there, a feast for your eyes and research:
The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS) from the Massachusetts Commandery includes some 23,000 Civil War photographs hosted by the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. This collection is considered by historians the single best Civil War photograph collection in the world. A handwritten card catalog helped AHEC develop a searchable database of the online images. The digitization process began in early 2007 and was just opened on the website in November. AHEC has a total of 60,000 other photographs on the Civil War and 1.7 million photographs from the Mexican War to the present.
Source: American Libraries Direct, e-newsletter, December 2, 2009