The Abraham Lincoln Association

June 17, 2023 Symposium: Original & Primary Resources

The Abraham Lincoln Association is Holding a Symposium

Saturday, June 17, 2023 — 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

RSVP to Kay Smith or call: 217-LINCOLN

Cantigny Park – Wheaton, Illinois

This Symposium will emphasize the increased use and availability of original and primary resources in the research and writing on Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War and Reconstruction. The speakers are as follows:

  • Michael Burlingame – author of Abraham Lincoln: A Life
  • Michelle Krowl – Library of Congress, Specialist, Manuscript Division – Civil War & Reconstruction
  • Dan Weinberg – expert on Lincoln documents & owner of Abraham Lincoln Bookshop, Chicago
  • Guy Fraker – author of Lincoln’s Ladder to the Presidency: The Eighth Judicial Circuit
  • Robert I. Girardi – author/Editor of nine books on the Civil War, including The Civil War Generals
  • William Griffing – creator of Spared & Shared: Saving History One Letter at a Time
  • Diana Dretske – author of The Bonds of War: A Story of Immigrants and Esprit de Corps in Company C, 96th Illinois Volunteer Infantry
  • Jeffery Anderson – assistant curator of the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park