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