Letters to Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln led a busy life as a laborer, politician, lawyer, father, husband, and the first Republican President. Find out what occupied his mind by transcribing papers sent to him by friends, family, fellow lawyers and politicians, allies and adversaries, as well as his diverse constituents. Most of Lincoln's own papers have been transcribed, but these letters to him have not. Help us get a more complete picture of his life and times.View Projects
Branch Rickey: Changing the Game
Branch Rickey (1881-1965) helped break the color line in Major League Baseball by recruiting Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Explore his scouting reports, which document Rickey's skill in analyzing a player's game.View Projects
Mary Church Terrell: Advocate for African Americans and Women
Terrell helped lay the groundwork for the Civil Rights movement. Learn how she helped to found the NAACP, and fought for the advancement of African Americans and women.View Projects
Civil War Soldiers: "Disabled but not disheartened"
William Oland Bourne (1819-1901) was a reformer, poet, editor, and clergyman who organized left-hand penmanship competitions for Union soldiers who had lost their right arms during the Civil War.View Projects
Clara Barton: "Angel of the Battlefield"
Nurse, educator, philanthropist, lecturer, and founder of the American Red Cross, Clara Barton (1821-1912) was one of the most prolific, active, and beloved women of her time. Discover how she achieved so much despite widespread prejudice against women.View Projects