(AP) -- A grant of nearly $33,000 will fund continued work to digitize a Springfield newspaper
that was key to Abraham Lincoln's political career.
The money from the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation will allow
the "Papers of Abraham Lincoln" project to continue work that started
earlier this year.
More issues of the Sangamo Journal will soon be available for free with
searchable text through the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection at the University of Illinois. The newspaper was forerunner
to today's Springfield
newspaper, The State Journal-Register.
The Journal supported Lincoln and other members of the Whig Party and
later backed Republican Lincoln in his rise to prominence.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum:
Newspaper Collection: http://www.library.illinois.edu/dnc/idnc