The Rail Splitter
P.O. Box 275
New York, New York 10044

Quarterly Journal, $20.00 per year



This publication is billed as "a journal for the Lincoln collector." Geared towards those of us who collect the material culture of the Lincoln phenomena. The journal contains original articles and columns, and is well illustrated. The Rail Splitter offers an excellent look at both high end material (stuff I could never afford) and more reasonable collectibles as well (stuff I still can't afford, but do sometimes buy).

The Rail Splitter also conducts an annual auction of Lincoln material. This year, the auction ends of June 2, 1998. Copies of the auction catalog are $18, which includes the prices realized after the sale. For first-time subscribers, a one-year subscription to The Rail Splitter and a copy of the 1998 auction catalog is just $30! More information can be obtained at the Rail Splitter website.

Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association
Old State Capitol
Springfield, Illinois 62701

Abraham Lincoln Association website: ALA
Journal of the ALA website:Journal

Semiannual journal free with membership,
categories at $25/$50/$125/$250/$500 per year

The Journal of the ALA is the official publication of the oldest national Lincoln group in the United States. In 1980, the ALA, after a very long publishing hiatus, began printing the papers delivered at the annual Lincoln Symposium held each February 12 in Springfield, Illinois. Originally issue yearly, it went by the title The Papers of the Abraham Lincoln Association., until 1987, when the name was changed to the Journal. In 1993 the publication was expanded to two issues per year.

In 1998, the ALA began a quarterly newsletter called For the People. This newsletter seves as a vehicle for keeping members informated of current happenings within the group, as well as featuring shorters articles of a historical nature that may not be appropriate for the Journal.


The Lincoln Herald
Lincoln Memorial University
Harrogate, Tennessee

Web site: The Lincoln Herald

Quarterly Journal - $20.00 per year

The Herald is a journal dedicated to original scholarly articles on Abraham Lincoln, his times, and his associates. Regular features include a section written by Gary Plank, "The Literary Digest," which reviews current events in the Lincoln community, and a section of book reviews, edited by Steven Rogstad.

Lincoln Lore
The Lincoln Museum
200 East Berry Street
P.O. Box 7838
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46801-7838

Web site: The Lincoln Museum

Quarterly journal, free with membership as a Friend of the Lincoln Museum

Taken as a whole, there is probably more information on Abraham Lincoln contained within the back issues of Lincoln Lore than any other single source. In publication since April 15, 1929, it began as a weekly, then was a monthly, and is now a quarterly. And after 1,850 issues, it has been transformed into a sleek professional publication. Issues now focus on special events or exhibits at the new museum, which opened in 1995.

The Lincoln Forum Bulletin
The Lincoln Forum
300 Switch Road
Hope Valley, RI 02832
(401) 364-3642
(401) 539-7979 FAX


Subscription free with Lincoln Forum membership
($10 individual, $15 family)

The Bulletin is the official publication of The Lincoln Forum, the newest group in the family of Lincoln associations. The newsletter concentrates on Forum news and happenings, and is actively seeking news items from others in the field.

Journal of the Lincoln Assassination
Autograph Press
P.O. Box 380545
San Antonio, TX 78268

Newsletter issued 3 times per year - $11.00

This newsletter, now in it's 12th year of publication, is the production of Lincoln assassination expert Frederick Hatch. It presents a combination of original work, reprints of articles about the assassination, bibliographies of assassination articles, and related material. Hatch does an excellent job on this publication, and at the $11.00 per year charge is most reasonable.

Lincoln Memorial Association Newsletter
Lincoln Memorial Association
125 West Vine Street
Redlands, California 92373

Quarterly Newsletter, free with Membership in Association

Newsletter highlights Lincoln Memorial Association news and material from their collection, but also contains original scholarship and articles. Another benefit of membership is the printed lecture delivered at the annual meeting held on February 12 of each year.

The Lincoln Newsletter
Lincoln College Museum
300 Keokuk Street
Lincoln, Illinois 62656

Quarterly Newsletter, $10.00 per year

This quarterly newsletter features news and events held at Lincoln College, as well as highlighting material from their extensive Lincoln museum. Each issues also features at least one feature article, usually of original research. A slick, professional publication.

Louisiana Lincolnator
Louisiana Lincoln Group
One University Place, 148BH
Shreveport, Louisiana 71115-2301

Quarterly newsletter, $5 per year

Surely the best bargain in Lincoln-related publications, with a subscription price of $5.00 per year, the Louisiana Lincolnator features news of the group, brief articles, book reviews, and announcements. The LLG has the distinction of being the only active Lincoln group in the deep south.

Lincoln Letters
The Lincoln Museum
Lincoln Memorial University
Box 2006, Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, Tennessee 37752-1901

Newsletter sent free to supporters of the Lincoln Museum

This new newsletter is a production of the Lincoln Museum at LMU, containing news of the museum and college events.

The Lincoln Legacy
Lincoln Group of Illinois
Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Lisle, Illinois 60532-0900

Newsletter sent free to members of Lincoln Group of Illinois

The LGI newsletter publishes original articles, lectures, book reviews and membership directories. Each year, the Thomas Dyba Memorial Lecture, the main address at the LGI annual meeting, is printed in the Legacy. Past lectures have included Douglas Wilson, Thomas Schwartz, and Kim Bauer,

Civil War History A Journal of the Middle Period
The Kent State University Press
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001

Quarterly Journal, $20.00 per year

While, as the title implies, Civil War History is a journal dedicated to the entire Civil War period, several articles each year either touch upon or are about Lincoln and his administration. The scope of this fine quarterly, now in its 44th year, encompasses the entire military, political, diplomatic, and cultural experience in the mid-19th century and the pivotal event of the time, the Civil War. In addition to feature articles, a large section of each issue is dedicated to book reviews written by leading scholars in the field.

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