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Abraham Lincoln collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1170

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials about Abraham Lincoln, including photocopies of various writings and speeches he made. There is also material that discusses his genealogy and personal accounts of encounters with Abraham Lincoln. Research covers the date range of 1800-1959. The third folder consists of facsimiles related to Abraham Lincoln, primarily images. There is also an oversize folder (OBC083).


  • circa 1888-1959, undated

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 U.S. Civil War.


0.11 Cubic Feet (3 folders, 1 large oversize folder)

Language of Materials



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 as well as other unknown donations.


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:

OBC083: Abraham Lincoln oversize collection

L616: Abraham Lincoln ivy, 1865

Processing Information

Collection processing completed by Alison Smith during October 2007. EAD finding aid created 2015/12/14 by Bethany Fiechter. Collection reprocessed and EAD finding aid revised 2021/08/27 by Lauren Patton.
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.