history meets technology'
New website brings Abraham Lincoln to the world, digitally
wired broadband technology allow students worldwide to learn more
about Abraham Lincoln at
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[November 19, 2012]
CHICAGO -- Lincoln artifacts
previously on display only at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum are now being shared with the world through a
digital portal supported by a grant from the AT&T Foundation.
"Under His Hat: Discovering Lincoln's Story From Primary Sources" is
the online education product of the Lincoln Collection Digitization
Project. The project brings to life the story of the nation's 16th
president, Abraham Lincoln, through the Lincoln Collection, which is
comprised of 52,000 Lincoln and Lincoln-era historical materials.
The Web home for the project,
brings to life artifacts including:
The desk where
Lincoln wrote his First Inaugural Address.
A quill pen used
by Lincoln in the Executive Mansion.
A photo and lock
of hair of the Lincoln's son Willie, who died in the White House
at age 11.
The blood-stained leather gloves
President Lincoln carried the night he was shot by John Wilkes
The Under His Hat site is up and running for public viewing at
"At AT&T, we are proud to support this important connection where
history meets technology by bringing to life Abraham Lincoln's story
through the Lincoln Collection and broadband technology with the
Under His Hat project. This project will provide insight and
inspiration from the life of Abraham Lincoln for people around the
world," said Paul La Schiazza, president of AT&T Illinois. "Through
the power of broadband technology, with a simple click, students
around the world can instantly access these essential Lincoln
artifacts and documents to gain further understanding of Abraham
Lincoln, his remarkable achievements and his historical legacy."
"New technologies offer wider and even global access to the
Lincoln Collection of artifacts and documents that help more fully
illustrate the life of Abraham Lincoln," said Wayne Whalen, chairman
of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. "The Under
His Hat project will bring Lincoln to a wider audience and enhance
the understanding and legacy of our nation's greatest president."
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"Our goal is for the Under His Hat project to provide insight and
inspiration for curious Lincoln students across the state and around
the world," said Dr. Carla Knorowski, chief executive officer of the
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. "This is another
moment in time when popular culture will heighten awareness of
Lincoln and of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
We're excited that this project will help us further the research of
Lincoln and the appreciation of history through the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library and Museum."
The AT&T Foundation supported this project of the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library Foundation with a contribution of $97,500.
The project is especially timely as our nation's communications
infrastructure is moving to a broadband platform, allowing more
interested students the opportunity to easily learn more about
Abraham Lincoln with Internet access from computers, tablets or
AT&T is a longtime supporter of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum, serving as a charter member of the Abraham
Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation and supporting the permanent
attraction "Ghosts of the Library, presented by AT&T" at the Abraham
Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield
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