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Abraham Lincoln collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1170

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials about Abraham Lincoln. Included are photocopies of his various writings and speeches. There is also material that discusses his genealogy and personal accounts of encounters with Abraham Lincoln. Research covers the date range of 1800-1959.


  • circa 1888-1959

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States from 1861-1865. While he was in office he abolished slavery and preserved the United States by leading the Union to successfully win the Civil War.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from C. A. Gerken on November 19, 1888 and November 19, 1950.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

L616: Abraham Lincoln ivy, 1865 Apr.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed by Alison Smith during October 2007. EAD finding aid created 2015/12/14 by Bethany Fiechter.
Abraham Lincoln collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.