Grants and Acquisitions

Ann-Christe Galloway

Abstract

A private Lincoln and Civil War collection, amassed over the past 50 years by Frank J. Williams (former Rhode Island Chief Justice and nationally known Abraham Lincoln authority), will be donated to Mississippi State University (MSU). Williams, the longtime president of the Ulysses S. Grant Association, was previously instrumental in relocating that group and its own archives to MSU nine years ago. The Frank J. and Virginia Williams Collection boasts rare historical memorabilia; priceless artifacts; original, signed documents; ephemera; books published over a span of 150 years; and both original one-of-a-kind, and early mass-produced, artwork relating to Lincoln and the Civil War era.

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