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In the Library of Congress
- American Memory
James Wadsworth Family Papers
Words and Deeds in American History Collection
Library of Congress Manuscript Division
- Manuscripts & Printed Texts
- Abraham Lincoln Papers
Most of the 20,000 items in this collection are from the 1850s through Lincoln's presidential years, 1860-65.
- An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
The Lincolniana in this collection includes the business card of Abraham Lincoln, as well as the famous broadside advertising a reward for the capture of Lincoln assassination conspirators.
- The Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft
Horatio Nelson Taft's diary includes a description of Lincoln's
assassination, based on the accounts of his friends and his son, who was
one of the attending physicians at Ford's Theatre the night Lincoln was
- Civil War Maps
The Civil War map collection of the Geography and Map Division consists of reconnaissance, sketch, coastal, and theater-of-war
maps which depict troop activities and fortifications during the Civil War.
- Mixed Media
- Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society
The images in this digital collection are drawn from the New-York Historical Society's rich archival collections that document the Civil War.
- "I Do Solemnly Swear...": Presidential Inaugurations
The collection offers approximately 400 items (photgraphs, prints, manuscripts, and printed texts) related to each of the 54 inaugurations from George Washington's inauguration in 1789 to George W. Bush's inauguration of 2001.
- Words and Deeds in American History: Selected Documents Celebrating the Manuscript Division's First 100 Years
- Photograph Gallery
The gallery highlights the life, times, and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. The gallery draws upon Prints and Photographs Division photographs found in four online American Memory collections.
- Sheet Music
- Band Music from the Civil War Era
This collection makes available examples of a style of brass band music that flourished in the 1850s in the United States. Bands of this kind served in the armies of both the North and the South during the Civil War. The collection features over 700 musical compositions as well as 19 recorded examples of brass band music in performance.
- "We'll Sing to Abe Our Song!": Sheet Music about Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Civil War from the Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
This collection includes more than two hundred sheet-music compositions that represent Lincoln and the war as reflected in popular music.
Search & browse all American Memory collections for Lincoln related materials.
- Learning Page
- Presidents in American Memory
This presentation offers our most up-to-date and complete list of American Memory collections related to Abraham Lincoln.
- Lesson Ideas
This section includes a wealth of ideas and information helpful for learning more about the important events and people surrounding Abraham Lincoln.
Death of a President
This photograph displays the personal items that President Lincoln carried with him on April 14, 1865, the night he was assassinated.
Library of Congress Exhibitions
- The Gettysburg Address
On November 19, 1863, several months after the battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3), President Lincoln made a "few appropriate remarks" at the consecration of a cemetery for the Union war dead. This exhibition features two of the five known drafts of the Gettysburg Address, the only known photograph of Lincoln at Gettysburg, and several Gettysburg related documents.
African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship
This Special Presentation explores black America's quest for equality from the early national period through the twentieth century. It showcases
more than 240 items including a wide array of important and rare books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, plays, films, and recordings. The "Civil War" section includes the most direct reference to the life and work of Abraham Lincoln.
- American Treasures
The American Treasures is a permanent exhibition of the rarest, most interesting or significant items relating to America's past, drawn from every corner of the world's largest library. On display in the Jefferson Building Treasures Gallery in Washington, D.C., the "Treasures" exhibition presents more than 250 items. The "Top Treasures" and "Memory" sections include the most direct reference to the life and work of Abraham Lincoln.
- Related External Web Sites
The selected sites listed below all relate in some way to the Abraham Lincoln Papers. The sites were chosen for their educational content and broad accessibility. The Library of Congress neither endorses nor maintains these Internet sites. Users should direct any problems with these sites to the particular administrator or Web master responsible.
- The A. Lincoln Bibliophile
- The Abraham Lincoln Association
- Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project
- Abraham Lincoln Online
- The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
- Freedmen and Southern Society Project
- The Lincoln Legal Papers
- The Martyred President: Sermons Given on the Occasion of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
- The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
- Selected Bibliography
- Abraham Lincoln Papers: Selected Bibliography