The reference collection is open to researchers by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call 423.869.6235.
Please visit the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum website for hours of operation, a schedule of programs, and other information.
Items held in the Museum are discoverable in the Catalog.
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A to Z Papers and Manuscripts Collection
Abraham Lincoln Collection
Abraham Lincoln Collection: Family Papers
Abraham Lincoln Collection: Legal Series
Abraham Lincoln Collection: Personal Papers
Assassination Objects Collection
Gettysburg Address Collection
Lincoln Biographers and Contemporaries
Lincoln's Cabinet Members Collection
Lincoln Highway Collection
Lincoln in Advertising Collection
Lincoln Migration Papers
Mourning Artifacts Collection
Civil War Collections
Civil War Broadside Collection
Civil War Correspondence
Civil War Newspaper Collection
Civil War Scrapbook Collection
Civil War Sheet Music Collection
Cumberland Gap Byrnes Collection
Sarah Whiting Avery Collection
Albert Bobrofsky Collection
Carl Davis Collection
Dorothy Ellis Collection
Robert L Kincaid Collection
Harry Wood Collection
The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum Mission Statement:
The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (ALLM) is dedicated to identifying, preserving, and making available the collections concerning Abraham Lincoln, his contemporaries, the American Civil War, and the study of Lincolniana. The ALLM promotes public awareness and appreciation of the life of the 16th President, the field of Lincolniana, and the themes and forces that contributed to the era of conflict of the Civil War. The ALLM supports the research needs of LMU faculty, staff, students as well as the community and general researchers. The ALLM promotes awareness through workshops, seminars, forums, courses, outreach programs, and research opportunities for individuals and groups to examine the collections.
The ALLM recognizes that it holds its collections in trust for the Nation. The ALLM is committed to maintaining the professional and ethical standards as set forth by the American Association of Museums and Society of American Archivists. The ALLM recognizes its responsibility to ensure the growth, development, use, and care of the collections in its care. The ALLM further recognizes its responsibility to prevent the loss of collections by deterioration, mismanagement, or indiscriminate dispersal.
Scope of Collections
The ALLM collections are dedicated to the enduring memory and influence of the Nation’s 16th President Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War as reflected in the Mission Statement. The ALLM collections consist of artifacts, photographs, and papers relating to the life and context of Abraham Lincoln including his early years in Kentucky, his formative years in Indiana, his time in Illinois, his local and national political career and his family; Lincolniana also know as Lincoln related art and printed material including popular, mass produced items for public consumption, and commissioned pieces created by professional artists for public display. These pieces reflect the cultural memory of Abraham Lincoln in American society and anywhere around the world where his image, name, and influence is recognized. Civil War military history focusing on the Appalachian theater of the U.S. Civil War; the materials center on Lincoln’s interest in the upland-south region and its pro-union sympathizes.