Preliminary Guide to the Abraham Lincoln Scrapbooks

Processed by D. Tambo
Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Fax: (805) 893-5749
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
© 2002
Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Preliminary Guide to the Abraham Lincoln Scrapbooks, ca. 1862-1963

Collection number: Wyles Mss 93

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    20 November 2002
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2002 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Abraham Lincoln Scrapbooks,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1862-1963
Date (bulk): (bulk 1860s-1930s)
Collection Number: Wyles Mss 93
Extent: .6 linear feet (2 oversize boxes)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur Oversize
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Abraham Lincoln Scrapbooks. Wyles Mss 93. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Undetermined.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains five scrapbooks, mainly clippings ca. 1860s-1930s, pertaining to Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. These volumes were part of the early Lincoln Library established by William Wyles. The volumes are different sizes and formats, and probably were compiled by different individuals.
Newspapers represented include the Christian Science Monitor, Examiner (New York), Harper's Weekly, Los Angeles Times, New York Herald Tribune, New York Reformer, Northern N.Y. Journal, Sacramento Daily Union, Santa Barbara Daily News, Santa Barbara New- Press, and the Standard (Chicago)

Collection Contents

Box 1: 1

Volume 1 (mainly Civil War clippings, but also including items such as party tickets for the 1864 election, with lists of California electors), 1862-1865

Box 1: 2

Volume 2 (Lincoln and politics; includes a number of political cartoons), ca. 1862-1870

Box 1: 3

Volume 3 (Lincoln and Civil War), 1867, 1895, 1930-1949

Box 2: 1

Volume 4 (includes articles on Lincoln books and manuscripts, portraits of Lincoln at various stages of his life, and clippings on other topics such as slavery and Ulysses S. Grant), ca. 1902-1942

Box 2: 2

Volume 5 (portfolio, with clippings inserted in pockets, mainly about Lincoln, but some about John Brown), 1907-1963