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TITLE: Chester Arthur Papers
SPEAKER: John Sellers
EVENT DATE: 1996/06/01
RUNNING TIME: 16 minutes
Speaker Biography: John Sellers is the Library's Historical Specialist on the American Civil War and the Lincoln Curator. He began his career locating and identifying manuscript sources on the American Revolution, and the American Civil War. He has served as curator on several major historical exhibitions, including the history of the United States Constitution, the U. S. Congress and the political geography of the U. S. Congress. Publication credits include "The Virginia Continental Line," "The Common Soldier in the American Revolution," "Manuscript Sources in the Library of Congress for Research on the American Revolution," "Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789" and "Northern Soldiers Meet the Freedman." Perhaps Sellers is best known for his award winning resource guide "Civil War Manuscripts: A Guide to Collections in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress." A leading expert on Lincoln historiography, Sellers is the current president of the Lincoln Institute of the Mid-Atlantic. He holds bachelor's degrees from Florida State University and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a master's and Ph.D. degree from Tulane University.