When Frances Todd was about to wed, her father sent a letter with some advice on marriage. Did her sister Mary get a similar letter?
Illinois Midland Railroad produced calendars featuring Lincoln and later donated the original art to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
Although women were unable to vote in 1840, they were still politically active.
An ALPLM historian finds an interesting connection between the destruction of two historic buildings
An ALPLM expert offers a few simple tips to extend the life of your family's precious pictures and documents.
Letter reveals a young Mary Todd considering a future in Missouri, perhaps with Patrick Henry's grandson
In a time before recorded video and sound, sheet music was a way to get a message to the masses.
Small piece of paper in the ALPLM collection tells a big story about Abraham Lincoln's struggles.
An unexpected name sends a researcher in search of answers.
Two documents in the ALPLM collection show Lincoln counting votes from elections at very different points in his career, a reminder that he was not just a statesman but also a shrewd politician.