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Abraham Lincoln scrapbooks and ephemera

Identifier: RHC-67

Collection Description

The collection consists of materials, compiled by collector Harvey E. Lemmen, as part of his extensive book, manuscript, ephemera and art collection on the life and death of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Three large scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and articles from local and national press are titled, v. 1 Lincolniana: his assassination and funeral; v.2 Lincoln in pictures; v. 3 Lincoln in advertising. The boxes contain additional scrapbooks and loose scrapbook pages, auction/sales cards, correspondence with dealers, iconography, inventories, photos, reproductions, portraits, stamp and postcard materials, travel guides, calendars, brochures, and other ephemera related to Lincoln.


  • 1865-2000


Access to Materials

Collection is open for research use. Materials may be accessed by request at Special Collections and University Archives in Seidman House. Materials do not circulate.


6 Linear feet (3 oversize volumes, 13 slim boxes, and 1 flat box)

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Arranged in 2 series: 1) Scrapbooks and clippings; 2) Ephemera

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Harvey E. Lemmen in 1992.

Related Materials

Lincoln art and artifact collection.

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Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Seidman House
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI 49401 United States