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Lincoln Association donates new Lincoln book to all Illinois libraries

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[April 20, 2010]  SPRINGFIELD -- The Abraham Lincoln Association has provided a copy of the book "Lincoln in Illinois," which depicts all known Lincoln sculptures in the state, to all public, academic and special libraries in the Illinois.

Hardware"Lincoln in Illinois" contains photographs of Lincoln statues from around the state and includes commentary about the sculptures by public figures, historians and others. The photos were taken by Ron Schramm. The Abraham Lincoln Association published the book in 2009 with a grant from the Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission to commemorate Lincoln's 200th birthday.

Distribution of nearly 1,250 copies of "Lincoln in Illinois" was made possible by the Illinois Library Delivery Service, which is supported by the Illinois State Library, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois, and the nine regional library systems.

The Abraham Lincoln Association was organized in 1908 to spearhead the celebration of Lincoln's 100th birthday. Today it continues its mission to observe each anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln; to preserve and make more readily accessible the landmarks associated with his life; and to actively encourage, promote and aid the collection and dissemination of authentic information regarding all phases of his life and career. For more information, visit www.abrahamlincolnassociation.org.

[Text from file received from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]


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