Projects

The Abraham Lincoln Association has a long tradition of providing financial support to Lincoln sites and Lincoln research projects. Highlights of some of those projects are described below:

2007-2008 Made a grant of $2,500 to the Illinois Bar Foundation as a challenge to be matched by other contributions in order to purchase a grave marker for Judge Samuel Hubbel Treat, a Lincoln friend and an important early Illinois lawyer and judge. On June 20, 2008, the Judge's monument in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois, was dedicated.

2005 to present Undertook a project of digitalizing all of the ALA publications and placing them online at the ALA website.

1985 to present Conducted annual solicitation to support the research and publication of the Lincoln Legal Papers and the Papers of Abraham Lincoln.

1998 Began a project to place the first eight volumes of the The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln on the Web.

1997 Secured a grant for the matching funds necessary to gild the ceiling at the Lincoln Tomb with palladium.

1995 Awarded The Abraham Lincoln Association/Southern Illinois University Press Manuscript Prize to Michael Burlingame for his An Oral History of Abraham Lincoln: John G. Nicolay’s Interviews and Essays.

1995 Awarded $5,000 to the University of Illinois Press for assistance with the publication costs of Herndon’s Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln, edited by Rodney O. Davis and Douglas L. Wilson.

1964-1970 Raised over $250,000 to purchase period furnishings for the restored Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, where Lincoln delivered his famous "House Divided" speech.
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