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Press Release
March 4, 2010

National Archives to Host Lincoln Symposium at Archives II, College Park, MD, March 20

Thirteenth annual symposium to focus on "The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship"

Washington, DC…The National Archives hosts a daylong symposium, The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship, on Saturday, March 20, 2010, from 9 a.m.–6 p.m., at the National Archives at College Park, MD. The symposium will provide historical insight into some of the most critically important facets of Lincoln’s Presidency. Archivist David S. Ferriero will provide opening remarks.

The National Archives at College Park, MD, is located at 8601 Adelphi Road, and is fully accessible. See directions.

The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship sessions include:

  • When Booth Gave Lincoln Roses - Terry Alford, professor of history, Northern Virginia Community College–Annandale

  • Reading with Lincoln - Robert C. Bray, R. Forest Colwell Professor of American Literature, Illinois Wesleyan University

  • Robert Todd Lincoln: First Son, Presidential Confidant, and Civil War Soldier - Jason Emerson, independent historian and freelance writer

  • Lincoln’s Growth and America’s - William W. Freehling, Singletary Professor of the Humanities Emeritus, University of Kentucky

  • Lincoln as a Naval War Leader - Craig L. Symonds, professor emeritus, United States Naval Academy

The Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award and the Nicolay-Hay Award will be presented at the symposium.

This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Register online [http://www.lincoln-institute.org/register.php]; by e-mail ceva@loc.gov; or mail; Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc., c/o Clark Evans, General Secretary, Abraham Lincoln Institute, 94 Cumberland Court, Frederick, MD 21702; or, phone 202-707-2017. Please provide contact information for each registrant, including e-mail and postal addresses and phone number.

The 13th Annual Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium is generously supported and presented in partnership with the Foundation for the National Archives and the Abraham Lincoln Institute of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc.

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