R. Boyd Murphree
The Papers of Abraham Lincoln
112 North Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1507
Ph.D., History, Florida State University, 2007
M.A., History, Florida State University, 1988
B.A., History, Stetson University, 1984
Assistant Editor, The Papers of Abraham Lincoln, 2012-present.
Project Manager, Center for Digital Initiatives, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, 2012-present.
Archivist, State Archives of Florida, 1998-2012.
Instructor, Florida State University’s Holocaust Institute for Educators, 1998-2011.
Adjunct Instructor in History, Tallahassee Community College, 1989-2001.
Adjunct Instructor in History, Florida State University, 1989-1992.
On Lincoln's Mind: Leading the Nation to the Gettysburg Address. Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2013 (co-editor).
“Alice Mae “Allie” Sholtz: Florida’s First Lady of the New Deal,” in Patricia Clements, ed., Florida’s First Ladies (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, forthcoming, 2013).
“Florida and the Cold War,” in Joan Perry Morris, ed., The Florida Handbook, 2011-2012 (Tallahassee: Peninsular Publishing Company, 2011).
“Overseers,” “Confiscation Acts,” Republican Party,” and “Rosewood Massacre” in Leslie M. Alexander and Walter C. Rucker, eds., Encyclopedia of African American History (ABC-CLIO, 2009).
“Ernst Hanfstaengel,” “Sons of Hermann,” and the “Dawes Plan,” in Thomas Adam, ed., Germany and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History (ABC-CLIO, 2005).
“Narciso Lopez,” “James Murray Mason,” “Napoleon III,” “John Slidell,” and “William Walker” in Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Political, Social, and Military History (ABC-CLIO, 2000).
Florida and the Civil War. A monthly blog post in commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial for Florida Memory, Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, 2012.
Distant Storm: Florida’s Role in the Civil War: A Sesquicentennial Exhibit for Florida Memory, Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, 2011-2012.
“Lincoln Letters” at the State Archives of Florida for Florida Memory, Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, 2009.
“Florida and the Civil War: A Short History” in A Guide to the Civil War Records at the State Archives of Florida for Florida Memory, Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, 2008.
“Where it all Began,” South Carolina Goes to War by Charles Edward Cauthen for H-CivilWar (October 2007).
Presenter of ten papers at professional conferences on Florida and military history. Frequent speaker on the collections of the State Archives of Florida and Florida history at community forums in the Tallahassee area.
Citizen Service Award, Florida Department of State, 2008.
Russell F. Weigley Graduate Student Award, Society for Military History, 2005.
Dissertation Research Grant, Florida State University, 2004-2005.