Abraham Lincoln Online

February 18, 2002

Work on a new, online edition of the presidential papers of Abraham Lincoln officially commenced on November 21, 2001 when Dr. Robert Gruber began reviewing the letters of Union soldiers in the Military Records Division of the National Archives. Gruber is part of a team of search specialists recruited to begin combing the files relating to Lincoln’s presidency for what are believed to be a large number of as-yet-undiscovered documents written by or to the Civil War President. When located and transcribed, these will form part of a collaborative project to make all of Lincoln’s presidential papers available online by 2009, the bicentennial of President Lincoln’s birth.