Accessible Archives has signed an agreement with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library to preserve in digital format a number of primary source collections relating to President Lincoln and the State of Illinois.
Once the materials have been digitized and made fully searchable, they will be available to genealogists, scholars, students, and those studying historical issues of personal interest as new databases by Accessible Archives. This collaboration was coordinated through Unlimited Priorities LLC, a firm specializing in support for small and medium-size companies in the information and publishing industries.
[Along with materials about President Lincoln] the library contains the premier collection of materials on Illinois history, including myriad books, original maps and thousands of boxes of personal papers and other records relating to Illinois’ political, business, and cultural leaders. The county history collection provides at least one history from each of Illinois’ 102 counties, which over time will become available through Accessible Archives.
Tom Nagy, Accessible Archives COO, responded: “These unique materials will be a great addition to our historical offerings, both as stand-alone collections and as enhancements to those databases we have already. Our initial commitment will be the conversion of the Illinois county histories as one of the final steps in completing our American County Historiescollection which soon will cover the entire country.”
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