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Abraham Lincoln: A Resource Guide

Digital Collections

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of primary source materials associated with Abraham Lincoln, including manuscripts, government documents, printed ephemera, and newspaper articles. Provided below is a link to the home page for each relevant digital collection along with selected highlights.

Abraham Lincoln Papers

Selected highlights from this collection:

The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana

Congressional Publications

Selected highlights from the Congressional Globe:

Selected highlights from the United States Statutes at Large:

The United States Statutes at Large contains the full text of laws enacted, proclamations issued, and treaties ratified during Lincoln's presidency.

The Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft

Selected highlight from this collection:

Herndon-Weik Collection of Lincolniana

Historic Newspapers

John G. Nicolay Papers

Lincoln and the Law

Printed Ephemera

Selected highlights from this collection:

Salmon P. Chase Papers

Ulysses S. Grant Papers

Selected highlight from this collection: