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As a result of a generous donation from the Delaware Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, the University of Delaware Library has acquired a collection of more than seventy historic Civil War era pamphlets and other publications which will be designated in memory of William W. Swayze, III.

Mr. Swayze was a longtime member of the Lincoln Club of Delaware who served as president of the Club in 1977 and played an important role in Lincoln Club activities for many years. Mr. Swayze, who was a lifelong resident of Wilmington, Delaware, and received his B.A. degree in Business Administration from the University of Delaware in 1938, passed away on October 26, 2009, at the age of 93. This significant addition to the Lincoln Collection features fiery political speeches, scarce abolitionist tracts, pro-confederacy publications, Confederate imprints, autobiographical works, and much more.

This exhibition was originally on display in the Lincoln Case on the second floor of Morris Library from July 18-December 13, 2013.

Tags: United States–History–Civil War, 1861-1865–Pamphlets; U.S.S. President Lincoln Club