Multimedia resources from the Library of Congress that support instruction about Abraham Lincoln. These resources include expert presentations, exhibitions, bibliographies, Webcasts, and other online materials.
Abraham Lincoln Institute Fifth Annual Symposium (Webcast) View webcasts of Lincoln experts speaking at a 2002 Lincoln symposium held at the Library of Congress.
Abraham Lincoln: A Resource Guide (Library of Congress Bibliography) This resource guide compiles links to digital materials related to Lincoln such as manuscripts, letters, broadsides, government documents, and images available on Library of Congress Web site and beyond.
Abraham Lincoln: First Inauguration, March 4, 1861 (Presentation) View documents related to Lincoln's first inauguration from the I Do Solemnly Swear collection.
Abraham Lincoln: Library of Congress flickr Set (Prints and Photographs) View 22 images of Lincoln taken over a 20 year period—from the earliest known photographic likeness in 1846, through the U.S. presidential campaign of 1860, and the pressures of the Civil War years.
Abraham Lincoln: Second Inauguration: March 4, 1865 (Presentation) View documents related to Lincoln's second inauguration from the I Do Solemnly Swear collection.
African-American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship (Presentation) Examine the quest for equality from the early national period through the twentieth century. A section of the exhibition focuses on the Emancipation Proclamation.
Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (American Memory Collection) The physical collection contains more than 11,100 items. This online release presents over 1,300 items with a over 4,000 images and a date range of 1824-1931. It includes Lincoln’s law papers, sheet music, broadsides, prints, cartoons, maps, drawings, letters, campaign tickets, newspapers from Lincoln.
The Assassination of President Lincoln (Prints and Photographs) This reference aid links to selected images that relate to Lincoln's assassination.
The Assassination of President Lincoln (Presentation) View a timeline and a gallery of images relating to Lincoln's assassination.
Civil War (Themed Resource) Explore these themed resources related to the Civil War.
Civil War Sheet Music (Performing Arts) This collection of more than 2500 pieces offers a contemporary perspective from both sides of the conflict. Use the search term "Lincoln" to retrieve sheet music about Abraham Lincoln.
The Emancipation Proclamation (Presentation) View a timeline and gallery of images related to the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Gettysburg Address (Exhibition) View two original drafts of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
Illinois Political Campaign of 1858 (Rare Book) View the digitized pages of a scrapbook assembled by Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln and the Law (Library of Congress Bibliography) Link to a selection of digitized books from Law Library of Congress’ historical collection illustrating three periods in which the law played a prominent part of the Lincoln era.
Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library: Related Resources (Presentation) Link to Lincoln selected resources on the Library of Congress Web site and beyond.
Political Cartoon Analysis (Internet Resources) This political cartoon analysis activity from The Eastern Illinois University Teaching With Primary Sources program focuses on four Lincoln cartoons.
Presidents as Poets: Abraham Lincoln (Library of Congress Bibliography) Read a sampling of poems written by Abraham Lincoln.
Primary Documents in American History: 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Library of Congress Bibliography) Link to resources about this amendment that formally abolished slavery in the United States.
Primary Documents in American History: Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address (Library of Congress Bibliography) Link to resources related to Lincoln's second inaugural address delivered on March 4, 1865, during the final days of the Civil War and only a month before he was assassinated.
Primary Documents in American History: Emancipation Proclamation (Library of Congress Bibliography) Link to resources related to this historic proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863.
Primary Documents in American History: Gettysburg Address (Library of Congress Bibliography) Link to resources related to Lincoln's famous November 19, 1863, speech.
Revising Himself: Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass (Exhibition) Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, presents Whitman's vision of America over the last half of the nineteenth century. The exhibition traces the occupations and preparations that led Whitman to evolve as a poet. The Poet of the Nation chapter provides insight into the parallel lives of Lincoln and Whitman.
Selected Images of Abraham Lincoln (Prints and Photographs) In preparation for Abraham Lincoln bicentennial events, a wide variety of Lincoln-related images were scanned.
Teaching With Lincoln (Internet Resources) Use these resources to teach your students about Lincoln. Timelines illustrated with primary sources include Lincoln's Personal Life and Lincoln's Professional Life.
With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition (Exhibition) In commemoration of the two-hundredth anniversary of Lincoln's birth, this exhibition reveals Lincoln the man, whose thoughts, words, and actions were deeply affected by personal experiences and pivotal historic events.