Lincoln in Illinois

Statute of Abraham Lincoln and the test Lincoln Statues

University Libraries is hosting the Lincoln in Illinois, photographs and comments on Lincoln statues in Illinois display, now through June 28, 2012, in the Leslie F. Malpass Library, 1st floor. The exhibit is on loan from the Abraham Lincoln Association and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, both committed to preserving President Lincoln's legacy. The photographs were taken by Ron Schramm and compiled into the book, Lincoln in Illinois, which was edited by Richard E. Hart, featuring over 100 Lincoln statues located throughout Illinois. The book can be located at the Reserve Desk. We selected 20 of the photographs to be on display, many from the western Illinois region, like Galesburg and Geneseo, but some are located in other areas of the state, including Springfield and New Salem. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

In addition to the photography exhibit, the movie, For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots by Frank Martin, will be playing on the screen located on the first floor on June 6th, 13th, 15th, and 20th, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. From the Revolution to the Civil War, from the World Wars to present day fighting in Afghanistan, this inspiring epic saga of African American military sacrifices, dramatically and for all time sets the record straight. For more information on the video, please visit

For more information about the exhibit or the movie, please contact the Administration Office at (309) 298-3262.