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Associate Professor & Chair of American Studies
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
American Studies majors will find a wealth of resources that enrich their classroom experiences—not to mention a learning environment that has its own place in American history. In addition to Knox's strong on-line library resources, other resources include:
The Lincoln Studies Center
Co-directed by leading Lincoln scholars Rodney O. Davis and Douglas L. Wilson. Research into Lincoln's youth by Wilson and Davis has been featured on The History Channel and garnered several national awards. Under a contract with the Library of Congress, the Lincoln Studies Center is editing a massive corpus of letters received by Lincoln during his presidency to make them accessible online. The center has employed Knox students as research assistants.
Within Seymour Library
More than 6,600 alumni, faculty, staff, and friends made gifts to Knox during FY2019. Gifts to the Knox Fund totaled more than $3.7 million, while another $7.6 million went toward campus facility improvements, including the Phase I renovation of the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.