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MEDIA CONTACT: Carol Lewis

      561-297-0245, clewis36@fau.edu


FAU Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Hosts “The Age of Lincoln” Exhibition


WHAT:            Special collections and archives department
                              at Florida Atlantic University Libraries is
                              hosting “The Age of Lincoln,” an exhibition
                              of letters, pamphlets, prints and historical artifacts
                              illustrating the Civil War era.


WHEN:              Monday, September 14, through Friday,
                                October 23, from noon to 5 p.m.


WHERE:            Florida Atlantic University

                            Wimberly Library, Marvin & Sybil Weiner Suite,
                                  fifth floor, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton Campus


COST:                    Free and open to the public.

     
                                

CONTACT:          For more information , contact Ellen Randolph,
                                  rare books librarian, at 561-297-3594 or
                                 
erandol1@fau.edu .


Florida Atlantic University Libraries’ special collections and archives department is hosting “The Age of Lincoln,” an exhibition of letters, pamphlets, prints and historical artifacts illustrating the Civil War era, from Monday, September 14, through Friday, October 23, in the Marvin & Sybil Weiner Suite, fifth floor of the Wimberly Library at the FAU Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. 

The exhibition focuses on Abraham Lincoln, whose 200 th birthday was celebrated February 12, and the economic, political and social situation in America during the Civil War era.

The materials in the exhibit are from several collections, including The Marvin & Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection, the Arlyn Austin Katims Civil War Collection, the James A. Cross Civil War Collection, and the Rita and Harold Feigenbaum Print Collection. The exhibition’s hours are Monday through Wednesday, from noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Class tours are encouraged.

-FAU-

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