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  1. Article number 1 - The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
  2. Article number 2 - Audio-Visual
  3. Article number 3 - Manuscripts
  4. Article number 4 - Printed Materials
  5. Article number 5 - Newspapers
  •  Lincoln MuseumThe Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

    The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is a dynamic institution with ever-expanding collections that are essential to understanding the history of Illinois and its most famous citizen, Abraham Lincoln. All researchers—genealogists, scholars, students, and those studying historical issues of personal interest—are welcome.
  •  Members of the 8th RegimentAudio-Visual

    Members of the 8th Regiment Illinois National Guard who helped to quell the 1908 Springfield Race Riot. All departments of the Library hold resources about this blot on the capital city’s history.
  •  Paul SimonManuscripts

    Paul Simon, newspaper editor and Illinois senator, posed with a statue of another favorite son of Illinois. The Library’s Manuscripts Collection holds papers of many Illinois politicians, including Paul Simon
  •  AveryPrinted Materials

    Located in Peoria, the Avery Co. manufactured agricultural implements. This is one example from the collection of historical agricultural products catalogs that are in the Library collection.
  •  Capitol building at KaskaskiaNewspapers

    Illinois' first state capitol, at Kaskaskia, 1818–1820. The Library holds images, copies of laws, and other materials that tell the history of Illinois’ capitol buildings.


Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves." Abraham Lincoln