Sage Lincoln Library Collection Maintenance
The Sage Lincoln Library Collection Maintenance Fund was established through bequest from Harold K. Sage to support the maintenance of and additions to the Lincoln Collection of Harold K. Sage, which was received by Milner Library in 1979. In 2018, due to the cost of acquiring Lincoln artifacts, the fund purpose was expanded to allow for adding additional materials to the collection related to 19th century America, particularly those influencing and influenced by Lincoln, more generally. Examples of the types of artifacts available for purchase include: abolitionist and African American newspapers from the era that are available electronically that add to the understanding of Lincoln's development as a thinking and his sphere of influence. Allowing for expanded provides the ability to acquire materials to serve researchers with many interests, Lincoln scholars included.