Lincoln/Net is the product of the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project. Based at Northern Illinois University, the Lincoln Project works with a number of Illinois institutions, including the University of Chicago, the Newberry Library, the Chicago Historical Society, Illinois State University, the Illinois State Archives, Lewis University, and Knox College. Collaborating institutions have contributed historical materials, including books, manuscripts, images, maps and other resources, to the Lincoln Project.
Located in the historical records of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate at the Center for Legislative Archives are many documents that illustrate the important role Congress plays in the statehood process. On January 29, 1861 Kansas became the 34th state. This site contains a sampling of the many congressional records that tell the story of Kansas's tumultuous path to statehood.
The Kansas State Historical Society and University of Kansas explore the turbulent times of "Bleeding Kansas." Find hundreds of personal letters, diaries, photos, and maps that bring to life the settling of Kansas during the fierce debate over slavery.