About the Exhibit

Curatorial Team

Andrew Armacost, Curator of Collections in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Mazy Boroujerdi, Special Advisor to the David M. Rubenstein Americana Collection

Meg Brown, Head of Exhibition Services and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Exhibits Librarian

Naomi L. Nelson, Associate University Librarian and Director of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Exhibition Design by Rita Jules and Miko McGinty of Miko McGinty, Inc.

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank David M. Rubenstein for loaning these items from his Americana Collection and for his financial support for this exhibition and related events. It has been a pleasure to work with such a variety of publications, documents, and ephemera as we sought to trace Abraham Lincoln’s life. We are grateful that he was willing to loan so many items. It is a special honor to be able to share copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and Thirteenth Amendment with our communities.

We are grateful to Yoon Kim for her careful work as registrar, her expert construction and installation, and her thoughtful and incisive suggestions. Conservator Henry Hebert ensured the best care of the materials, keeping in mind the needs of both the present and future. Rita Jules and Miko McGinty of Miko McGinty, Inc., created a striking exhibition design. Director of Communications Aaron Welborn provided editorial review and helpful revision. Michael Daul developed a beautiful online version of the exhibit.

We appreciate the ongoing support the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Endowment provides for the Duke University Libraries’ exhibition program.

November 16, 2021 – May 14, 2022
Duke University Libraries