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Abraham Lincoln Related Website Resources

Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation Traveling Exhibit
March 7 - April 15, 2011

Forever Free Exhibit

Opening Program & Reception
March 9, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Lincoln & Ohio
March 22, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Emancipation Poster Contest
for CCAD Students
Deadline extended to Feb. 25

Read more in our
February issue of The News


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Abraham Lincoln

  1. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum []
    The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum serves to collect, preserve, interpret, and promote the study of the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and Illinois history. 
  2. Mr. Lincoln's White House []
    Mr. Lincoln’s White House is a project of the Lehrman Institute.  It provides detailed information on what it would have been like to visit President Lincoln in the White House including changes he made to the White House, the surrounding area in Washington DC and how President Lincoln viewed living in the White House. 
  3. The Lincoln Log: A Daily Chronology []
    The Lincoln Log incorporates Lincoln Day-by-Day: A Chronology, which was compiled by the Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission with the cooperation and support of the Abraham Lincoln Association and published by the Government Printing Office in 1960. The text presented here includes all entries from that publication, with corrections and additions by the Papers of Abraham Lincoln, a project of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
  4. Lincoln Bicentennial National Site []
    The Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission serves to promote a deeper knowledge, understanding and engagement in the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, through conferences, publications, preservation of Lincoln sites, and local, state-wide and national observances commemorating Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 12, 2009.
  5. Abraham Lincoln’s Classroom []
    Abraham Lincoln's Classroom provides assistance to students of all ages studying Lincoln’s speeches and his political journey, as well as his roles in the Civil War and in emancipation.  The site includes quizzes, educational materials, book reviews, and daily quotes and stories.
  6. The Papers of Abraham Lincoln []
    The final product for the Papers of Abraham Lincoln will be a freely accessible comprehensive electronic edition of documents written by and to Abraham Lincoln, as well as reports of his speeches and other writings and will consist of three series with both electronic and print materials.  On the electronic side, the project will produce a linked set of document images and annotated transcriptions that will become part of the project's freely accessible Internet site.  On the print side, the project will produce multiple volumes of appropriately annotated transcriptions of Lincoln's writings and correspondence addressed to him.
  7. Hathi Trust Digital Library- Abraham Lincoln:  Fact and Fable Collection [;c=1276272457]
    HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than fifty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide.  The Hathi Trust Abraham Lincoln: Fact and Fable Collection consists of books relating to Lincoln, no matter how tangentially, and includes both fiction and non-fiction titles.
  8. LincolnNever Said That []
    Lincolnis often quoted and misquoted by public officials and celebrities alike. This short treatise explores the great game of “telephone” surrounding Honest Abe quotations and stories.
  9. The Abraham Lincoln Association:  Teaching Abraham Lincoln in the Classroom []
    The Abraham Lincoln Association has financially supported the development of educational materials for the use of teachers in the classroom.  Those materials are now online and may be accessed here.
  10. Teacher’s Guide for the PBS Movie Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided  []      
    A companion web site designed to offer insights into topics in American history including women's rights, slavery, abolition, politics and partisanship, the growth of the industrial economy, and the Civil War.
  11. What Was On Lincoln’s iPod []
    Is there an app for that?  Classical music commentator Miles Hoffman explores the 16th president's musical tastes, as well as what music Lincoln might have chosen for his iPod, had he owned one. Includes audio samples of the songs referenced.
  12. Library of Congress Lincoln Photo Set []
    LOC curator of photography Carol Johnson has selected images that show how Lincoln looked over 20 years—from the earliest known photographic likeness in 1846, through the U.S. presidential campaign of 1860, and the pressures of the Civil War years. Views from Lincoln’s funeral in 1865 and portraits of his immediate family are also included.
  13. This Day in History – Abraham Lincoln by the History Channel
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    Events of Lincoln’s life on specific days along with a video of all events for that specific day complied by the the History channel.
  14. Abraham Lincoln
    This is a listing from the History channel of all topics relating to Abraham Lincoln.


Underground Railroad

  1. Ohioana Travels the Underground Railroad []
    This Ohioana Library project contains tools designed to provide resources for students, teachers, and librarians to augment and enhance the standard classroom curriculum.
  2. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center []
    A Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program that reveals stories about freedom's heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom today.
  3. National Archives Documents- Harriet Beecher Stowe []
    Herein lies the key to Uncle Tom's cabin; presenting the original facts and documents upon which the story is founded, together with corroborative statements verifying the truth of the work.

Civil War

  1. Civil War Soldier & Sailor System  []
    The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is a computerized database containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War. It also includes: histories of regiments in both the Union and Confederate Armies, links to descriptions of 384 significant battles of the war, and other historical information.
  2. New York Times Civil War Timeline []
    An unfolding history of the major events of the Civil War since Lincoln's election using contemporaneous coverage from The Times' article and photo archives.
  3. National Archives- Teaching With Documents:  The Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War  []
    This page contains a thorough collection of lesson plans, teaching activities and resources that examine the issues of emancipation and military service.
  4. US Civil War: Selected Resources [
    Compiled by Will Elsbury, LOC Reference Specialist, this guide is a compilation of many of the Civil War resources at the Library of Congress, along with links to selected resources outside the Library.
  5. New York Times Disunion Blog []
    Disunion revisits and reconsiders America's most perilous period -- using contemporary accounts, diaries, images and historical assessments to follow the Civil War as it unfolded.
  6. Civil War []
    This is the official –and exhaustive-government account of all that went on in the war including historical letters, a searchable collection of Civil War photos, guides to period weaponry and vessels, and regimental histories.  Also included is a clickable map that takes you to all the battles fought by state, with summaries of each.
  7. American Civil War Homepage []
    List of links from music of the era to political cartoons, Animal Mascots of the Civil War to the Confederate Salt Co. you can delve into aspects of the Civil War you would never have thought of and includes a State & Local Studies section.

Emancipation Proclamation

  1. National Archives Documents- Emancipation Proclamation  []
    This page contains digitized scans of the original Proclamation document, along with links to additional resources.
  2. The Emancipation Proclamation: Freedom's First Steps []
    This site contains lesson plans and activities that evaluate the provisions of the Emancipation Proclamation and its intended effect on the waging of the Civil War and trace the stages that led to Lincoln's formulation of this policy. It also explores African American opinion on the Proclamation and documents the multifaceted significance of the Emancipation Proclamation within the context of the Civil War era.
  3. White House Historical Association:  Using Art to Study the Past- Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation []
    This site analyzes artwork as historical artifact. By observing artistic compositions, students and visitors will develop questions about the historical event depicted, the use of symbols, and the artist’s role in documenting events.
  4. Forever Free – Edinboro University []
    This site contains links to events, curator notes, teaching resources and suggested readings related to the Forever Free exhibit.


  1. Touring Ohio- The State Capitol & Lincoln’s Funeral []
    All along the way 1000s of mourners lined the streets with many of the houses draped in black.

Digital Collections

  1. Lincolniana at Brown University []
    Art of the Center for Digital Initiatives at Brown University, this site contains links to graphics, manuscripts, sheet music, newspapers and more.
  2. eHistory []
    Documents, images, and primary source material to help with teaching, research and the investigation of history. The entire collection will be searchable, and will include results from other sections with primary sources like the Oral Histories, Maps & Images, Multimedia Histories, Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective, and monthly Book Reviews.