Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Gettysburg Address Turns 150

On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, to great fanfare, Americans are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg AddressAbraham Lincoln's iconic speech. Unbeknownst to him at the time ("The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here..."), Lincoln assured his legacy as a master of oratory in the time it took to deliver a speech of less than 300 words.

The TWU Libraries has in their collections--including the Children's, General and Woman's Collections--a wealth of information on this historic speech and the events surrounding it.

In the Children's Collection, for example, there are many titles to help educate the newest generation of Americans about Abraham Lincoln and his most famous speech. Among them:  Gettysburg; Summer's Bloodiest Days: The Battle of Gettysburg As Told From All Sides; The Battle of Gettysburg; Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln: The Story of the Gettysburg Address; Abraham's Battle: A Novel of Gettysburg; and The Battle of Gettysburg. These titles and more, available for checkout, are currently on display in the Children's Collection on the ground floor of the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus.

Left, the Gettysburg Address in its entirety, courtesy of the Library of Congress.


~Jimmie Harris and Sandy Cochran

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