JOURNAL-REGISTER: Presidential library publishes digital archive of papers from Lincoln’s first 33 years

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The State Journal-Register is reporting, “The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library announced today that it is publishing “the most complete documentary collection ever produced” of the sixteenth president’s first 33 years.

The digital collection covers much of Lincoln’s early years in Springfield, including the establishment of his law office and his four terms in the Illinois General Assembly.

“Today, we’re sharing our results with the world,” said Samuel Wheeler, the state historian of Illinois. “We’ve built an online publishing platform where the public will be able to freely access not only documents related to the life of Abraham Lincoln, but also transcriptions and the annotations that bring these documents to life. This is not a finished product, but this is early access.”…”

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