Library Officials Working Hard Preparing Lincoln Collection For Public View

By Scott Sarvay

June 18, 2010 Updated Aug 7, 2009 at 6:22 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - All the historic Lincoln documents have been moved to the Allen County Public Library and are one-step closer to being available for the public to see.

Two librarians for the Lincoln Collection have cataloged each piece and say they're almost ready to be used by scholars.

Officials are planning a big celebration when cataloging the collection of writings and pictures is complete, expect sometime in September.

The next step will be to digitize the collection.

Cheryl Ferverda with ACPL Communications says, “Once that gets going it is going to open the collection to anybody and everybody worldwide. Its going to put Fort Wayne on the map.”

But before that process can be finished library officials need to raise money for the project.

If you wish to help, contact the Allen County Public Library at (260) 421-1200.

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