two black binders on wooden desk

Jesse Fell’s part in the Civil War arrives at Milner Library

The Milner Library Special Collections and Rare Books Room at Illinois State University is excited to announce the acquisition of Civil War documents written by Jesse Fell.
Portrait of Jesse Fell

Remembering a presidential friendship

On this day, 150 years ago, one of Jesse Fell’s closest friends was shot while watching a play in Washington, D.C.
Professors talk about discovery

Math professors connect Lincoln’s papers to larger collection

Professors Nerida Ellerton and Ken Clements have determined that a fragment in the archives in Houghton Library at Harvard University is in fact an 11th leaf from the oldest surviving manuscript...

Lincoln legacy lives on at Milner

In a 1930 letter, President Herbert Hoover referred to the qualities of Abraham Lincoln’s leadership as “touchstones of democracy and of practical government.” In more recent correspondence,...