Abraham Lincoln Online Resources

Other resources and links which highlight Lincoln events and information

Lincoln's Words "The struggle of today, is not altogether for today -- it is for a vast future also. With a reliance on Providence, all the more firm and earnest, let us proceed in the great task which events have devolved upon us." -Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1861

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The Lincoln Heritage Museum offers tour options, depending on the amount of time the visitor has available, the type of tour desired, and visitor ages.

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The Library's collections on Abraham Lincoln and Illinois history will continue to play a vital role in shaping modern scholarship on Lincoln and his times and on the history of the Prairie State. In addition to preserving the priceless materials already in the Library's possession, new and old books, papers, audio-visual resources, and artifacts will be acquired to bring new light and life to examinations of topics and issues.

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Abraham Lincoln believed in the ideal that everyone in America should have the opportunity to improve his/her economic and social condition. Lincoln’s life was the embodiment of that idea. We know him as the sixteenth president but he was also a spouse, parent, and neighbor who experienced the same hopes, dreams, and challenges of life that are still experienced by many people.

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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum brings to life Abraham Lincoln’s story through immersive exhibits and displays of original artifacts. Find out how to make the most of your visit, whether you are traveling alone or with family, friends, or a group.

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The Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, his wife Mary, and three of their four sons: Edward, William, and Thomas (known as "Tad"). Their eldest son, Robert Lincoln, is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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On December 3, 1940, when the 29-year-old Newman and fifteen friends went to dinner at the erstwhile Bismarck Hotel before listening to Percival G. Hart’s presentation of “Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign,” it led to their becoming the charter members of the very first Civil War Round Table.

That modest gathering proved to be momentous: It spawned hundreds of such Round Table discussion groups that meet across the U.S. and around the world.

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Google search for books about President Lincoln

A huge archive of books from Google's search results.

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In 1964, the State of Illinois provided one of the most spectacular and successful exhibits at the New York World’s Fair. Our Land of Lincoln Pavilion featuring Walt Disney’s audio-animatronic figure of Abraham Lincoln attracted world-wide attention. In the span of this two year “engagement” at the Fair, “Mr. Lincoln” attracted over nineteen million viewers.

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Established in 1938, the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop serves the needs of collectors and scholars, professional historians and independent writers, dedicated first edition hunters and casual history enthusiasts. They take pride in the ability to obtain some of the rarest historic collectibles, our wide selection of in-print and out-of-print books provide a ready resource.

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A collaborative effort to document Abraham Lincoln's legal career that unearthed almost 100,000 documents (including over 200 previously unknown records in Lincoln's hand). Recognizing chief editors Martha L. Benner, who conceptualized the format and directly managed nearly every aspect, and Cullom Davis, who as project director created the project framework and guided it to fruition.

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Chronicling Illinois
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

Chronicling Illinois provides digital access to collections of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM). These holdings include more than 6,000 individual manuscript collections, hundreds of newspapers, and tens of thousands of photographic and audiovisual materials pertaining to significant aspects of Illinois history.

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Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Our mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge.

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Information related to the U.S. Civil War including Union and Confederate Regimental Histories, Union Corps Histories, Soldier’s Letters, Diaries, and a variety of other information including helpful links to a list of Civil War Round Tables.

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Tracing the Formative Years of Abraham Lincoln

At times, Lincoln seems too good to be true. Even without a formal education, his writings were eloquent and his ideas demonstrated a nuanced and courageous political philosophy.

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Old State Capitol, first look

The statehouse where Abraham Lincoln had served as a legislator, and delivered his famous “House Divided” speech, had been covered up by years of changes.

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