THIS book is published by the Abraham Lincoln As|sociation. This Association, originally known as the Lincoln Centennial Association, was organized in 1909. Its purposes are: "To observe each anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln; to preserve and make more readily accessible the landmarks associated with his life; and ac|tively to encourage, promote and aid the collection and dissemination of authentic information regarding all phases of his life and career."
The regular publications of the Association are The Abraham Lincoln Association Papers and the Bulletin.
The Papers have been issued annually beginning in 1924. They contain the addresses delivered under the Associa|tion's auspices at Springfield on successive Lincoln birth|day anniversaries by Andrew C, McLaughlin, Henry A. Converse, A. L. Bowen, John H. Finley, Paul M. Angle, Michael Pupin, William E. Dodd, Arthur C. Cole, Mary E. Humphrey, Claude G. Bowers, John C. O'Laughlin, Allan Nevins, Carl Sandburg, Henry Horner, John M. Zane, Louis A. Warren, Joseph Fort Newton, Frederic L. Paxson and Benjamin P. Thomas.
The Bulletin is published quarterly, and contains articles on various phases of Lincoln's life, discussions of the authenticity of Lincoln documents, book reviews, etc.
From time to time the Association issues additional pub|lications. In 1930, New Letters and Papers of Lincoln, a four hundred page compilation, edited by Paul M. Angle, was published. In 1933 was issued Paul M. Angle's Lin|coln: 1854-1861, Being the Day-by-Day Activities of Abra|ham Lincoln from January 1, 1854 to March 4, 1861. Lincoln's New Salem, by Benjamin P. Thomas, was pub|lished in 1934. "Here I Have Lived" is the Association's fourth special publication.
The Association is a not-for-profit corporation. It has a small endowment, but is supported principally by the dues of its Sustaining Members. Dues are ten dollars annually for individuals, five dollars annually for libraries. Mem|bers receive all publications issued during the period of their membership without additional charge. Anyone de|siring to become a member or desiring further information about the Association or its work should communicate with Benjamin P. Thomas, Executive Secretary, First National Bank Building, Springfield, Illinois.Page [unnumbered]Page [unnumbered]Page [unnumbered]Page [unnumbered]Page [unnumbered]Page [unnumbered]