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Students collaborate on a project in the Seymour Library.

The Workman Collection


Knox College Library

Special Collections and Archives

371 S. West Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



Historical books in Seymour Library.

Workman Collection bookplateDonna Workman was a social activist and Chicago business woman. Inspired by Carl Sandburg and their mutual admiration for Abraham Lincoln, she assembled a collection of the books read by Lincoln while he was growing up and as a mature man. The collection provides a intriguing look into the influences and preferences of one of America's most significant historical figures.

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Printed on Monday, October 15, 2018