Event: Searching for Mr. Lincoln: Fortuitous Archival Processing


Searching for Mr. Lincoln: Fortuitous Archival Processing


The Highland Park Historical Society presents ‘Searching for Mr. Lincoln: Fortuitous Archival Processing,’ on Thursday July 5th at 7:00 PM at the Highland Park Library.

David Spriegel will present events surrounding his discovery in 2011 of two previously unknown Abraham Lincoln manuscripts.  He made this discovery while an intern in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library’s manuscripts division.  David’s presentation will highlight the historical context of the two original manuscripts, in addition to the initial discovery.

David Spriegel was raised in Lake County, Illinois. In 2012 he graduated from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in history.  He completed a master’s degree in library information science from the University of Illinois, in December 2013.  Since leaving graduate school, he has worked in varied information management environments:  local government records management, a graduate theological library, and a pharmaceutical company’s historical archives.  David currently works as a digital archivist for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

‘Searching for Mr. Lincoln: Fortuitous Archival Processing’ will be at Highland Park Public Library Auditorium, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois.  For further information, please contact the Highland Park Historical Society: 847.432.7090 or  Admission is free.