Welcome to the Abraham Lincoln Association

ALA President Robert Lenz presents a photograph to ALA Secretary Thomas Schwartz in recognition of all his service to the Association

Tom Schwartz will continue to serve as ALA Secretary as he moves on to his new position


Thank you to everyone who joined together to

celebrate Abraham Lincoln's 202nd Birthday

Allen Guelzo speaking at the February 12, 2011 Banquet

The Abraham Lincoln Association was organized in 1908 to spearhead the national celebration of Lincoln's one hundredth birthday.  Today the Association continues this tradition by bringing in distinguished speakers to commemorate Lincoln's birthday, and presents an afternoon Symposium featuring leading Lincoln scholars.  The Symposium is free and open to the public

The Association publishes the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, and For the People: A Newsletter of the Abraham Lincoln Association. Back issues of these publications are available here on the website free of charge.

The most famous work of the Association is the landmark, eight-volume set, The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln which is available to all, free of charge here on this website.

Please consider joining the oldest group dedicated to the study of Abraham Lincoln.  Members receive advance invitations to events, and a subscription to the Association

The purpose of the Abraham Lincoln Association is "To observe each anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln; to preserve and make more readily accessible the landmarks associated with his life; and to actively encourage, promote and aid the collection and dissemination of authentic information regarding all phases of his life and career.

On February 12, 2009, The Abraham Lincoln Association led the national celebration of Lincoln's 200th birthday.  President Barack Obama was the guest of honor at the Association's birthday banquet on the evening of February 12 in Springfield.  Each person attending received a gift. Lincoln In Illinois, a commemorative book of photographs of the statues of Lincoln in Illinois.

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