• Fine Art

    Lincoln’s last portrait from life. Fine art.

    An original: the last image of Lincoln painted from life. See other fine art pieces from the Collection. Explore Fine Art

  • Three-Dimensional Objects

    Lincoln’s inkwell. Three-dimensional objects.

    The inkwell used by Lincoln in signing the Emancipation Proclamation. Browse thousands of artifacts and objects. Explore Our Objects

  • Photographs

    Tad and Abraham Lincoln. Photographs.

    The first photographed presidency. Get to know Lincoln and his era through this exclusive collection of photos. Explore Photographs

  • Manuscripts & Documents

    Emancipation Proclamation. Manuscripts and documents.

    Signed copies of the 13th Amendment and Emancipation Proclamation. View these historic documents. Explore Documents

  • Textiles

    Handkerchief with Mary Lincoln’s monogram. Textiles.

    Handkerchief with Mary Todd Lincoln’s monogram. Examine the rest of our textile collection. Explore Textiles

  • Books & Pamphlets

    The Boys’ Life of Abraham Lincoln. Books and pamphlets.

    A 20,000-item literary treasure trove on the 16th president and his times. Browse the catalog. Explore Literature

  • Magazines & Newspapers

    New York Herald, April 15, 1861. Magazines and articles.

    Read a selection of Lincoln-related 19th- and early 20th-century newspapers & magazines, from complete issues to clippings. Explore Articles

  • Cartoons, Broadsides, & Ephemera

    Cartoon including Lincoln and Stephen Douglas

    A political cartoon during the 1860 election campaign. Learn about the public’s view of Lincoln from many perspectives. Explore The Collection

  • Sheet Music

    The Battle Cry of Freedom cover. Sheet music.

    View music from Lincoln’s era including his favorites and pieces written in his honor. Explore Sheet Music

Special Announcements

  • A Day of Lincoln Activities at the Allen County Public Library

    Thursday, September 10, 2015

    At 11:00 a.m. the sculpture "Moody, Tearful Night" by Richard Masloski will be dedicated on the second floor of the Main Library.  The sculpture is a gift to the Allen County Public Library from Ian and Mimi Rolland.  Harold Holzer, author of "The Lincoln Image," will speak.  The public is invited to attend.

     

    At 12:00 noon there will be a Brown Bag Lunch featuring Harold Holzer, author of 50 books on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.  He will discuss his 2015 Lincoln Prize-winning book, "Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion."  The program will be held in Meeting Room A of the Main Library.  Bring a lunch and come join the discussion.

     

    At 7:00 p.m. Harold Holzer will deliver the 2015 R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture in the Main Library theater, Lower Level 2.  Holzer will speak on "1863 vs 1865: What a Difference Two Years Made." His lecture will be followed by a book signing and reception.  The 2015 McMurtry Lecture is sponsored by Parkview Health, Steel Dynamics, and Lorraine Davis.  The event is free and open to the public.

  • Juneteenth Lecture available online

    A Presentation by Dr. Edna Greene Medford

    "When Freedom Came: Emancipation and the Question of Timing," a lecture celebrating the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, can now be viewed online.  View other Lincoln programs held at the Allen County Public Library at Internet Archive.

  • 20 Facts About Abraham Lincoln

    John Green talks about Abraham Lincoln on Mental Floss

    A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John looks at 20 facts about Abraham Lincoln. Read More

  • See the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection on Social Media

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    View items from the collection, learn about Lincoln and his times, and connect with other Lincoln enthusiasts through the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection's social media pages. Just follow the links at the bottom of any page on the website!