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Presidential Election of 1860: A Resource Guide

Digital Collections

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of primary source materials related to the presidential election of 1860, including manuscripts, government documents, printed ephemera, images, and newspaper articles. Provided below is a link to the home page for each relevant digital collection along with selected highlights.

The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana

Selected highlights from this collection:

Congressional Publications


Printed Ephemera

Selected highlights from this collection:

Prints & Photographs

Selected images from the 1860 election: