From February 12, through Spring Quarter 2009, the University Library is celebrating Lincoln’s presidential legacy in honor of his 200th birthday.
As many already know, Lincoln’s legacy extends to the present day, his most newsworthy contemporary influence being on the new American president, Barack Obama.
Obama’s reverence for Lincoln has been well-documented in recent months in Time, Newsweek, and other publications, and parallels between Obama’s and Lincoln’s times and personal characters have abounded.
Stop by the Library to browse the various books on Lincoln in our stacks, or to view materials in display cases on the LM and UM Levels of the Library (i.e., first and second floors, respectively).
So please join us in celebrating a truly historic birthday for President Lincoln – one which coincided with the equally historic inauguration of President Obama.
As part of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial celebration in the University Library, Dr. Gerald Henig gave a lecture on Lincoln, the Uncommon Common Man.
Coverage of that allied exhibit event can be viewed using the tab at the top of this page, or simply clicking here.
At the beginning of 2009, history was heavy on our minds here in the CSUEB Library: In January we had the inauguration of Barack Obama as president, and, a week later, two historic figures shared the same 200th birthday: U.S. president Abraham Lincoln and English naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin.
Linda Dobb, as the new University Librarian, felt we should recognize all three events by creating an exhibit for each. You'll find the Lincoln poster and exhibit materials in this Exhibit Guide, and the Darwin materials elsewhere in the Guides.
Producers: Richard Apple, Linda Dobb
Text, Poster and Graphic Design: Richard Apple
Copyright 2009 by the CSUEB University Libraries