Research Division

Our mission at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is to inspire civic engagement through the diverse lens of Illinois history and sharing with the world the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Key aspects for fulfilling this mission are the research and preservation projects undertaken by our historians, researchers, and librarians.

Conference on Illinois History

The Conference on Illinois History is an annual conference hosted by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, highlighting the research of any aspect of Illinois’s history, culture, politics, geography, or archaeology.

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Oral History

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Oral History Program is dedicated to preserving the stories and memories of Illinois‘s citizens. It preserves the first-hand accounts of people who have lived eventful lives, giving voice to those who are too often overlooked by traditional historians and recording stories and experiences too rarely preserved.

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Papers of Abraham Lincoln

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln is a documentary editing project dedicated to identifying, imaging, transcribing, annotating, and publishing online all documents written by or to Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime.

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The King V. Hostick Award

The King V. Hostick Scholarship provides financial assistance to graduate students in the study of history and library science who are writing dissertations related to Illinois history.

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