Butler Libraries celebrates the two hundreth anniversary of Lincoln’s birth

By , February 13, 2009 4:51 pm

February 12, 2009, marks the two hundredth anniversary
of Lincoln’s
birth. The bicentennial is being celebrated throughout the nation.  Butler Libraries’ Special
Collections, Rare Books, and University Archives department of Irwin Library is
celebrating with an exhibit entitled “Here I Grew Up.”  Lincoln lived in Indiana from age seven to
twenty-one.

Special Collections is home to “Lincolniana,” a
collection of pamphlets, booklets, manuscripts, and newspaper articles, mostly
from the collection of Charles W. Moores, an Indianapolis lawyer. It also houses the Donald
C. Durman Files: Lincoln Portraits in Stone, Wood, and Bronze, and a collection
of newspapers covering the assassination of Lincoln. The exhibit presents just a few items
from the rich variety of research materials on Lincoln available in the department.  The
exhibit is on the third floor of Irwin Library; drop by and wish Abe a happy
200th birthday!

For further information about Butler Libraries’ Special Collections, Rare Books, and University Archives, go to: http://www.butler.edu/library/?pg=718




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