Collection on Abraham Lincoln Edit

Summary

Identifier
11 MWalB02520

Dates

  • 1860-1952, undated (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.25 Linear Feet (Whole)
  • 1 record center box, 1 manuscript box, 11 oversized folders, 1 oversized cardboard enclosure other_unmapped (Whole)
  • 1.25 Linear Feet (Whole)

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Notes

  • Arrangement

    Arranged in six series: 1. Lithographs, 1860-1928; 2. Photographs, 1860-1865; 3. Postcards, 1909-1952; 4. Framed Prints, 1864-1865; 5. Realia, 1909, 1919, undated; 6. Printed Matter, 1865-1896.

    For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.  Please contact the department for more information.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Preferred Citation

    Collection on Abraham Lincoln, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University

  • Scope and Contents

    Born in 1809, Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States, from 1861 until his death by assassination on April 15, 1865.

    The Collection on Abraham Lincoln consists of approximately 1.25 linear ft. of material.  This collection is a small record of the history of memorializing, and sometimes criticizing, President Lincoln.  From ceramic tiles to postcards, from matchbooks to electioneering lithographs, this collection provides a rich resource for those interested in the ways Lincoln’s image was presented to the public.  Other formats include macerated money silhouettes, woodcuts, electioneering pins, and a sewing kit box.  The eclectic contents also have relevance for questions not necessarily specific to Lincoln, such as commercial commemorative practices in the hundred years after the Civil War.

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Instances

  • Type
    Text
    Container 1 Type
    other
    Container 1 Indicator
    11 oversized folders, 9 large folders, 4 envelopes, 1 record center box, 1 oversized cardboard enclosure, 1 small paper enclosure

Components