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Lincoln Studies Center


Office of Academic Affairs

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7166


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The Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College is devoted to study of the life and work of Abraham Lincoln. Its principal focus has been on producing scholarly editions that make significant primary source material more accessible. In addition, the Center seeks to broaden the understanding of Lincoln and his legacy through a variety of activities, including sponsorship of cooperative research and publication, internet archives, lectures, conferences, and classroom instruction.

For information about programs and activities, contact the Lincoln Studies Center:
Knox CollegeCampus
Box K-241
Galesburg, IL, 61401-4999
Fax: 309-341-7020

The Co-directors of the Center are:

Rodney O. Davis
Szold Distinguished Service
Professor Emeritus of History
Douglas L. Wilson
George A. Lawrence Distinguished Service
Professor Emeritus of English

More on the Lincoln Studies Center and its Directors

The Unedited Manuscript of Michael Burlingame's Abraham Lincoln: A Life
In 2008, the Johns Hopkins University Press published Professor Burlingame's long-awaited biography of Abraham Lincoln. In an "Author's Note" at the beginning of Vol. 1, Prof. Burlingame wrote: "To keep this long book from becoming even longer, I have pared down the manuscript and streamlined the notes," but he noted that the "original unedited version" would be available online at the website of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College. All chapters are now available.

Books by Knox Lincoln Scholars Featured in WSJ 
Books about Abraham Lincoln by Knox College scholars occupy two of the top five spots in a "Presidents Day Reading List" in The Wall Street Journal. Full Story

Lincoln Academy Honors Davis and Wilson 
Rodney Davis and Douglas Wilson, co-directors of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College, whose research and writings have revolutionized the field of Lincoln history, have been awarded The Order of Lincoln, the highest honor conferred by the State of Illinois. Full Story

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