Joint Resolution To establish a Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

A commission is created in order to provide for appropriate and nationwide observances of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln on February 12, 1809. The Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission is authorized to accept donations of money, property, or personal services. All books, manuscripts, miscellaneous printed matter, memorabilia, relics and other materials relating to Abraham Lincoln and donated to the Commission may be deposited for permanent preservation in a National, State, or local library or museum or be other wise disposed of by the Commission in consultation with the Librarian of Congress or the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

Subject

  • Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865
  • Librarian of Congress
  • Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 71 Stat. 587
  • Title 36, Patriotic and National Observances, Ceremonies and Organizations
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Notes

Issued as H. J. Res. 351

Contained within

71 Stat. 587 (1957); Pub. L. No. 85-262 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • 1958
  • 09/02/1957

Topic

  • Books and reading
  • Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
  • Preservation of materials
  • Administrative agencies
  • Collectibles
  • Manuscripts
  • Relics
  • Books

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 587-89

Full Record

View Full Record