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Source Material: A Presidential Library Fit for Abraham Lincoln


John H. Kessel is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the Ohio State University. His research has focused on the presidency, presidential campaigns, and vote choice, and he has been editor of the American Journal of Political Science and president of the Midwest Political Science Association.


Research sites for earlier presidents—George Washington through Calvin Coolidge—are distinguished from libraries for Herbert Hoover through George W. Bush, which are administered by the National Archives. Web sites and other information are provided for every president so that researchers can explore this treasure trove themselves. There is an extended discussion of Lincoln sources and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois.

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