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Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana, Inc., has launched a new website serving as an additional gateway to the thousands of digitized Lincoln era letters, photographs, newspapers, books and other items from the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection. In addition, it will soon post searchable archives from the more than 1900 issues of "Lincoln Lore," a nationally recognized magazine for scholarly articles, interviews, book reviews, and announcements of local and national Lincoln-related programs and events. The site will also offer other items of interest, including links to Collection items displayed in the Fine Book Room of the Allen County Public Library; online exhibits; dozens of viewable Lincoln presentations at the library; and educational support from resident Lincoln historians.Read More
Items from the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection at the Allen County Public Library are highlighted in the downtown library's Jeffrey Krull Gallery with the exhibit "History Speaks: Stories from the Lincoln Collection." The exhibit features approximately 75 images, including Lincoln family photographs, letters written by Lincoln, newspapers informing the nation of the president's assassination, portrayals of Lincoln on postcards and book covers, and Civil War images.
"History Speaks" opens on Monday, July 9th and continues through Sunday, September 2nd. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours.
The Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana, which supports the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, was awarded the Wendy Allen Award by the Lincoln Forum at its 2017 Symposium held in Gettysburg November 16-18. The award is given annually to a Lincoln or Civil War institution or organization that has achieved widespread recognition for bringing learning and scholarship about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era to a wide public. The Friends received this framed, signed print of an original Lincoln portrait by acclaimed Gettysburg-based artist Wendy Allen.
In recognizing the Friends, the Forum applauded the group's role in publishing the scholarly magazine Lincoln Lore, creating educational programs and sponsoring a Lincoln essay contest for high school students, offering Lincoln-themed public programs at both the Allen County Public Library and the Indiana State Museum, funding acquisition of new materials for the collection, creating the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection website, and raising funds and making plans to establish the Rolland Center for Lincoln Research at the Allen County Public Library.
Lincoln Lore is the publication of the Friends of the
Lincoln Collection of Indiana. Since its first issue was published
in 1929, Lincoln Lore has been a respected resource on all
things Lincoln. It has now been redesigned to be better than
ever, with listings of Lincoln events and special features in
addition to outstanding articles and interviews. Published
three times each year, Lincoln Lore is one benefit of
Friends membership. To learn more about the Friends and how
to become a member, and to receive your free issue of Lincoln
Lore, click on "READ MORE."
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 on Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr. Just follow the links at the bottom of any page on the website!