The Abraham Lincoln Association

ALA Launches New Website

Springfield, IL – The Abraham Lincoln Association (ALA), the nation’s oldest and largest Lincoln organization, has launched a redesigned website to provide more accessible and comprehensive information about the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. The new website features updated content, improved navigation, enhanced visuals, and interactive features that will appeal to scholars, educators, students, and enthusiasts of all ages.

The ALA was founded in 1908 to spearhead national celebrations of Lincoln’s 100th birthday. Since then, it has continued to perpetuate the history and legacy of Abraham Lincoln through journals, accurate research, and other educational outreach.

The new website showcases the ALA’s rich history and ongoing activities, such as hosting an annual symposium and banquet featuring distinguished speakers and prominent Lincoln scholars; publishing the Journal of The Abraham Lincoln Association (JALA), the only journal devoted exclusively to Lincoln scholarship; supporting Lincoln research with awards; producing podcasts; and making accessible a great deal of original research and scholarship.

“The redesigned website reflects our commitment to honoring Abraham Lincoln’s legacy by making it more accessible and engaging for everyone,” said Michael Burlingame (Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at University of Illinois Springfield), President of The Abraham Lincoln Association. “We hope that visitors will find it informative, inspiring, and enjoyable.”

The new website also features The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, edited by Roy P. Basler et al., which is widely regarded as one of the most authoritative sources for Lincoln’s writings. It contains more than 5,000 documents written by or to Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime (1809-1865). Visitors can browse or search through these documents online for free.

The ALA invites everyone interested in learning more about Abraham Lincoln to visits its new website at Visitors can also join its email list, become a member, donate, or contact the ALA for any inquiries. The ALA is a non-profit organization operating solely on donations from its members and supporters.

For media inquiries please contact:

Name: Kay Smith
Title: Executive Manager
Organization: The Abraham Lincoln Association
Phone: (217) LINCOLN

Name: Michael Burlingame
Title: President
Organization: The Abraham Lincoln Association
Phone: +1-217-206-6576