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Collection of Newspaper Clippings and Memorabilia about Abraham Lincoln

Identifier: MSS-398-BC

Scope and Content

This collection contains clippings, magazine illustrations, commemorative stamps, photos, post cards, and other memorabilia pertaining to Abraham Lincoln.


  • 1858-1913


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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Biographical Information

Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, was born in Kentucky. He resided in that state as well as Indiana and Illinois during his childhood and adolescence. Though he received less than one year of formal education, Lincoln had a long political career. Despite his initial failings in bids for election to the Illinois legislature and U.S. Congress, he served in the Illinois legislature in 1834, and in Congress in 1846. In 1860, he was the Republican presidential candidate and took office in 1861. Although Lincoln was only minimally involved in the anti-slavery movement at the time of his election, he is perhaps best known for the Emancipation Proclamation of 1862 and for being the "Civil War President," as his presidency (including his reelection for a second term) spanned the years of the Civil War (1861-1865). Days after the end of the war, Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in the Ford's Theater.


2 boxes (.70 cu. ft.) + 1 oversized folder


This collection contains clippings pertinent to the life and times of Abraham Lincoln.
Fiinding Aid of the Collection of Newspaper Clippings and Memorabilia about Abraham Lincoln, 1858-1913
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//University of New Mexico::Center for Southwest Research//TEXT (US::NmU::MSS 398 BC::Collection of Newspaper Clippings and Memorabilia about Abraham Lincoln)//EN" "nmu1mss398bc.sgm.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131