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Evans Woollen III, Lincoln Memorial memorandum and drawing

 Collection — Folder: OBC030
Identifier: OBC030

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one memorandum and architectural drawing of a potential Lincoln Boyhood Memorial created by John M. Johansen and Evans Woollen III dated July 22, 1959.


  • 1959/07/22


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

"Abraham Lincoln and his family moved from Kentucky to Indiana in 1816 and stayed until 1830 when they moved to Illinois. During this period, Lincoln grew physically and intellectually into a man. The people he knew here and the things he experienced had a profound influence on his life. His sense of honesty, his belief in the importance of education and learning, his respect for hard work, his compassion for his fellow man, and his moral convictions about right and wrong were all born of this place and this time. The time he spent here helped shape the man that went on to lead the country. This site is our most direct tie with that time of his life. Lincoln Boyhood preserves the place where he learned to laugh with his father, cried over the death of his mother, read the books that opened his mind, and triumphed over the adversities of life on the frontier."

Excerpt from: "History and Culture - Lincoln Boyhood." National Park Service. Last updated February 26, 2020. Accessed December 13, 2021.


0.06 Cubic Feet (1 large oversize folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/12/13 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2021/12/13 by Lauren Patton.
Evans Woollen III, Lincoln Memorial memorandum and drawing
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.