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The Resource Treasures of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, edited by Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein

Treasures of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, edited by Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein

Label
Treasures of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Title
Treasures of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Statement of responsibility
edited by Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois, houses a trove of invaluable historical resources concerning all aspects of the Prairie State's past. Treasures of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library commemorates the institution's 125-year history, as well as its contributions to scholarship and education by highlighting a selection of eighty-five treasures from among more than twelve million items in the library's collections. After opening with a historical overview and extensive chronology of the Library, the volume organizes the treasures by various topics, including items that illustrate various locations and materials relating to business, the mid-nineteenth century and the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the oldest items, unusual treasures, ethnicity, and art. From the Gettysburg Address, Abraham and Mary Lincoln's letters, and Governor Dan Walker's boots to a Deering Harvester Company catalog, WPA publications, and an Adlai Stevenson I campaign hat, each entry includes a thorough description of the item, one or more images, and a discussion of its history and how the library acquired it, if known. Other treasures include the Thomas Yates General Store daybook, Dubin Pullman car materials, Civil War newspapers, a Lincoln coffin photograph, the Mary Lincoln insanity verdict, the Directory of Sangamon County's Colored Citizens, and Lincoln's stovepipe hat. To highlight the academic importance of the Library, nineteen researchers share how study in the Library's collections proved essential to their projects. Although these treasures only scrape the surface of the vast holdings of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, together they epitomize the rich, varied, and sometimes quirky resources available to both serious scholars and curious tourists alike at this valuable cultural institution
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
026/.97370977356
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schroeder-Lein, Glenna R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidential libraries
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  • Museums
  • Presidential libraries
  • Illinois
Label
Treasures of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, edited by Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Governor Pat Quinn -- Preface by Michael Burlingame -- Introduction by Eileen R. Mackevich -- A word about the book by Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein -- Part one. Background: Library historical overview -- Organization of the library -- Part two. The library's treasures: "Old stuff" -- Locations -- Business -- Mid-nineteenth century -- Ethnicity -- World Wars I and II -- Art -- Unusual items -- Afterword by Kathryn M. Harris
Control code
ocn858366452
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 199 pages
Isbn
9780809333363
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013041620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (mostly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)858366452
Label
Treasures of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, edited by Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Governor Pat Quinn -- Preface by Michael Burlingame -- Introduction by Eileen R. Mackevich -- A word about the book by Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein -- Part one. Background: Library historical overview -- Organization of the library -- Part two. The library's treasures: "Old stuff" -- Locations -- Business -- Mid-nineteenth century -- Ethnicity -- World Wars I and II -- Art -- Unusual items -- Afterword by Kathryn M. Harris
Control code
ocn858366452
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 199 pages
Isbn
9780809333363
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013041620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (mostly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)858366452

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