"A creation of the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project at the University of Northern Illinois, Lincoln/Net is a cooperative effort with several other Illinois institutions, including the University of Chicago, the Newberry Library, the Chicago Historical Society, and the Illinois State Archives, as well as several other university and college archives.
Primary sources, as well as secondary sources such as interpretive essays and videos are the main content. Special topics are featured on the main page, and they include the “Black Hawk War,” “Mexican American War,” “Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858,” “Getting the Message Out! National Campaign Materials 1840–1860”—all events related to Lincoln’s political background." ~ Ford Schmidt, ACRL News