Primary Source Guides

This expanding resource of primary source guides is centered around Abraham Lincoln, his life, and times and uses elements of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection to assist educators and students learn about the life and times of Abraham Lincoln through primary sources.

The Election of 1860 

This guide covers the Presidential Election of 1860 and features primary source elements from the election.

It features:

  • Books and Pamphlets
  • Photographs
  • Newspapers
  • Manuscripts, Speeches, & Documents
  • 3-D Objects
  • Cartoons