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The Papers of Abraham Lincoln is a long-term project dedicated to identifying, imaging, transcribing, annotating, and publishing all documents written by or to Abraham Lincoln during his entire lifetime (1809-1865).

Iron Mountain and the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Partner to Preserve the Writings of One of America's Most Beloved Presidents

Donation of financial grants and in-kind services will support the digitization of Lincoln’s writings and creation of a digital archive for preservation and education

April 1, 2015

BOSTON & SPRINGFIELD, IL—Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management company, today announced a new partnership with The Papers of Abraham Lincoln, a project dedicated to identifying, imaging, transcribing, annotating, and publishing all documents written by or to Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime. Iron Mountain logoSponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and cosponsored by the University of Illinois Springfield and the Abraham Lincoln Association, the project has already located nearly two hundred thousand documents from his legal and legislative careers, his personal and political life, and his Presidency.

The partnership, a combination of financial contributions and in-kind services, will help support the Papers’ efforts to acquire, archive and preserve the documentary record of Lincoln’s life and career. Iron Mountain’s funds will increase the number of researchers searching for and contextualizing Lincoln documents as well as develop a public interface to showcase important finds and help educate visitors. In addition, Iron Mountain will help build a long-term archival solution to safeguard the Papers’ data in perpetuity.

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  • Lincoln 1863

    Lincoln in 1863

  • Gettysburg Address

    One of the five extant copies of the Gettysburg Address.  Courtesy of the White House Historical Association.

  • Lincoln 1864

    Lincoln in 1864.

  • Lincoln endorsement

    Lincoln endorsement discharging an under-age soldier, November 1863.  Courtesy of a private collector.

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The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln, Second Edition

The Lincoln Log: A Daily Chronology of the Life of Abraham Lincoln

Images from the National Archives and the Library of Congress

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The Papers of Abraham Lincoln
Director, Dr. Daniel W. Stowell
112 North Sixth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1507
Phone: (217) 785-9130
Fax: (217) 524-6973
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