Museum gets grants to help publish Abraham Lincoln papers

August 17, 2019 GMT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has received more than $400,000 in grants for a project that aims to publish every document written by the nation’s 16th president.

The Springfield-based library says the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project was awarded up to $350,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission awarded the project $87,125.

Alan Lowe is executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. He says the grants show that experts in the field are confident the project “is on the right path to fulfill its important mission.”


The project launched online in 2018. It gives people access to documents from private collections and archives held around the world.