Our central mission at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is to collect, preserve, interpret, and promote the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and Illinois History. Key aspects for fulfilling this mission are the research and preservation projects undertaken by our historians, researchers, and librarians.
Conference on Illinois History
The Conference on Illinois History is an annual conference hosted by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, highlighting the research of any aspect of Illinois’s history, culture, politics, geography, or archaeology.
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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Oral History Program is dedicated to preserving the stories and memories of Illinois‘s citizens. It preserves the first-hand accounts of people who have lived eventful lives, giving voice to those who are too often overlooked by traditional historians and recording stories and experiences too rarely preserved.
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Papers of Abraham Lincoln
The Papers of Abraham Lincoln is a documentary editing project dedicated to identifying, imaging, transcribing, annotating, and publishing online all documents written by or to Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime.
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The King V. Hostick Award
The King V. Hostick Scholarship provides financial assistance to graduate students in the study of history and library science who are writing dissertations related to Illinois history.
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