M.L. Wilson Abraham Lincoln Collection, 1849-1973  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Wilson, M. L. (Milburn Lincoln), 1885-1969
Title
M.L. Wilson Abraham Lincoln Collection
Dates
1849-1973
Quantity
11.6 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 2424, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The M. L. Wilson Abraham Lincoln Collection contains various pamphlets, articles, and memorabilia about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. Included in the collection is the Abraham Lincoln Association Bulletin, the Abraham Lincoln Quarterly, the Lincoln Centennial Association Bulletin, Lincoln Lore, and the Lincolnian; several memorial addresses after Lincoln's death; speeches and addresses by Lincoln; articles from the Atlantic Monthly, Century, Harper's Monthly, Lincoln Herald, McCall's, McClure's, National Republican, and Scribner's Monthly; various government publications; lists of Lincolniana; and memorabilia.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Additional Reference Guides

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Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Milburn Lincoln Wilson was born in Atlantic, Iowa on 23 October 1885, the son of John Wesley and Mary E. (Magee) Wilson. He received a B.S.A. from Iowa State College, Ames, in 1907 and his M.S. in agricultural economics and rural sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1920. He began his career as a farmer in 1907. He served as Assistant State Agronomist at Montana State College, Bozeman, 1910-12; County Agent in Custer County, Montana, 1912-14; Montana State Extension Agent Leader, 1914-22; and an extension agricultural economist at Montana State College, 1922-24. Between 1924 and 1926 he took charge of the U.S.D.A. division of farm management and cost accounting. During his stint as professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Montana State College, 1926-33, he provided consultation on large-scale wheat farming in the U.S.S.R., 1929. From May 16 to September 1, 1933, Wilson served as the Chief Wheat Production Secretary in the Agricultural Adjustment Administration and then moved on to the directorship of the Division of Subsistence Homesteads in the Department of the Interior until June 30, 1934. In 1934, Wilson was appointed the Assistant Secretary of Agriculture and in 1937 the Undersecretary of Agriculture until 1 February 1940 when he became the Director of Extension Work at U.S.D.A. While Director, he also filled in as the Chief of Nutrition Programs and in the Production and Marketing Administration between 1943 and 1949. He was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Farm Economic Association (president, 1925), Epsilon Sigma Phi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Alpha Zeta. He was also a Unitarian and belonged to the Cosmos club. His writings include Farm Relief and the Domestic Allotment Plan (1933) and Democracy Has Roots (1939). Married on December 17, 1913 to Ida Morse from Cromwell, Minnesota, Wilson made his home in Washington, D.C. where he died in October 1969 and is buried in Rock Creek Cemetery.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The M. L. Wilson Abraham Lincoln Collection contains various pamphlets, articles, and memorabilia about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. Included in the collection is the Abraham Lincoln Association Bulletin, the Abraham Lincoln Quarterly, the Lincoln Centennial Association Bulletin, Lincoln Lore, and the Lincolnian; several memorial addresses after Lincoln's death; speeches and addresses by Lincoln; articles from the Atlantic Monthly, Century, Harper's Monthly, Lincoln Herald, McCall's, McClure's, National Republican, and Scribner's Monthly; various government publications; lists of Lincolniana; and memorabilia. The bulk of the collection has been arranged by author.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865-Periodicals
  • Geographical Names :
  • United States-History-Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Articles
  • Memorabilia
  • Pamphlets
  • Periodicals