Lincoln 108 by artist Wendy Allen


Musselman Library
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Lincoln | Slavery and Abolition | Civil War | Gettysburg | Culture and History

Online Resources:

There are many, many Internet sites that give more information on topics related to the Forever Free exhibit. We've picked a few in several different categories to get you started.

Click on one of the subjects above to move through the list quickly. Or just scroll down to browse.

Abraham Lincoln
Abe Press
A master list of web sites related to Lincoln and his era.
Abraham Lincoln Online
A comprehensive web site with a daily Lincoln quotation; this week in Lincoln's life (keyed to the present date); latest Lincoln news; book lists; speeches; Lincoln museums and libraries across the country; resources for teachers and students, including essay contests and Lincoln web sites from schools.
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
Links to other sites, a timeline, images and more. (Site no longer active)
Abraham Lincoln Historic Photograph Archive
Collection of 35 Famous Historical Abraham Lincoln Photographs.
Abraham Lincoln Papers
20,000 items including Lincoln's incoming and outgoing correspondence and enclosures, drafts of speeches, and notes and printed material. Treasures include Lincoln's draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, his March 4, 1865, draft of his second Inaugural Address, and his August 23, 1864, memorandum expressing his expectation of being defeated for re-election in the upcoming presidential contest.
Abraham Lincoln Research Site
Provides a biography, vignettes of many incidents in his life (including his possible romance with Ann Rutledge), a description of his marriage to Mary Todd, biographies of his sons, a timeline of his life, extensive coverage of his assassination, photographs, documents, trivia, bibliography, and many related links.
The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
Site sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Association containing Lincoln's correspondence, speeches, and other writings in a searchable database.

Historical materials from Lincoln's Illinois years (1830-1861), including writings and speeches. Searchable by bibliographic record and browsable by material type (text, image, video, and audio), Historical Themes, and categories within Lincoln's Biography.From the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project, based at Northern Illinois University.


Slavery and Abolition
Afrolumens Project
Devoted to research into Central Pennsylvania's African American history. Includes information on enslavement, the underground railroad, and much more.
Born in Slavery
Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938, contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves.
Frederick Douglass Papers
The Library of Congress papers of the 19th century African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his own freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher.
From Slavery to Freedom
The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1824-1909. 397 pamphlets from the Library of Congress, published from 1824 through 1909, by African-American authors and others who wrote about slavery, African colonization, Emancipation, Reconstruction, and related topics.

The End of Slavery: The Creation of the 13th Amendment
The Lincoln Prize winning HarpWeek, offers this site free to those interested in the nation's transition from slavery to freedom. The narrative begins with unsuccessful efforts to reach a compromise on the slavery issue in the winter of 1860-1861 and continues through the various plans offered or enacted by President Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Congress, and Union generals during the Civil War, including Lincoln's famous Emancipation Proclamation.

I Will be Heard: Abolitionism in America
A well-organized, content-rich site with a wide range of information. Includes profiles of prominent abolitionists, slave narratives, and background on the Emancipation Proclamation. From Cornell University's Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections.
Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860
A Library of Congress collection which contains just over 100 pamphlets and books (published between 1772 and 1889) concerning the difficult and troubling experiences of African and African-American slaves in the American colonies and the United States.
Civil War
American Civil War Hompage
A comprehensive Civil War web site.
American Caricatures Pertaining to the Civil War
Caricatures and cartoons reproduced from original lithographs published from 1865 to 1872.

Civil War Maps
Over 2,000 maps, charts, and atlases depicting battles, troop positions and movements, engagements, and fortifications.

Gettysburg, 1863
Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Selected Civil War Photographs
From the Library of Congress, search on "Abraham Lincoln" for photos of Lincoln and photos related to him.
Women of the American Civil War
Focuses on women of the Civil War, including Rose O'Neal Greenhow (Union spy), Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton.


Gettysburg National Military Park
Details about the Battle of Gettysburg, soldiers and what their lives were like, the museum collection and more.
Lincoln at Gettysburg
Virtual tour of Lincoln's trip to Gettysburg.


Civil War Era Culture and History
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
A wide-ranging web site with much material on 19th century culture and the Civil War.
The Time of the Lincolns
Created by PBS to go along with the Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided series.
Valley of the Shadow
This University of Virginia project takes two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through the experience of the American Civil War.It is a hypermedia archive of thousands of sources for the period before, during, and after the Civil War for Augusta County, VA, and Franklin County, PA.
From Quakery to Bacteriology
University of Toledo Libraries exhibit, From Quackery to Bacteriology: The Emergence of Modern Medicine in 19th Century America includes sections on Civil War medicine.
Mason Dixon Line's Civil War Recipes -1
Mason Dixon Line's Civil War Recipes -2
19th Century Recipes including recipes for hardtack, Johnny cakes, rabbit soup, and home remedies taken from cook books of the era.
19th Century American Children and What They Read
Wonderful look at the books and magazines children read in the 1800s.
19th Century Amusements
Talks about games and toys of the period.
We'll Sing to Abe Our Song!
Sheet Music about Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Civil War from the Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana at the Library of Congress includes more than two hundred sheet-music compositions that represent Lincoln and the war as reflected in popular music.
Documenting the American South
A comprehensive site of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Contains slave narratives, complete documents by Frederick Douglass, documents from The Southern Homefront 1861-1865, and many others.