Press Release: August 26, 2010
National Archives at Kansas City
National Archives to host military archivist and author Trevor Plante
For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072
Kansas City, (MO)…The National Archives at Kansas City will host Trevor Plante on Thursday, September 9, at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of “Lincoln in the National Archives.” Archivist and author Plante will present information on records held at the National Archives in Washington D.C., relating to Abraham Lincoln. Examples of documents will be shown focusing primarily on records created during Lincoln's presidency, his assassination, and its aftermath. A 6:00 p.m. reception will precede the event. Attendees are encouraged to view the two Abraham Lincoln exhibitions, Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America and Lincoln Lives On, prior to Plante’s talk.
Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America is a traveling exhibit featuring reproduction artifacts from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. Lincoln Lives On is an exhibit created by the National Archives at Kansas City featuring original materials from the local community.
Trevor K. Plante is an archivist in the Textual Reference Section at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, DC, who specializes in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century military records. He is an active lecturer at the National Archives and a frequent contributor to Prologue. He compiled Reference Information Paper 109, Military Service Records at the National Archives, and is a contributing author in the Encyclopedia of American Military History. He co-authored “Lincoln’s Fleeting Hope for an Early End to the War,” which appeared in America’s Civil War magazine.His other published works include: “The Shady Side of the Family Tree: Civil War Union Court-Martial Case Files;” “U.S. Marines in the Boxer Rebellion;” and “Researching African Americans in the U.S. Army, 1866-1890: Buffalo Soldiers and Black Infantrymen.” He is a guest lecturer at the United States Naval Academy and the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College.
For more information or to make a reservation for this free event call 816-268-8010 or register by e-mailing: email@example.com.
Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America and Lincoln Lives On are free exhibitions. Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America will be on display through September 24, 2010, and Lincoln Lives On will run through October 30, 2010. Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America was created to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of America’s greatest president by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The We, the People program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, a Federal agency, provided major financial support for the exhibition and accompanying programs. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation and the History Channel provided additional financial and in-kind support. For additional information call 816-268-8000 or visit our web site.
The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 13 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to more than 50,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by nearly 100 Federal agencies. Serving the Central Plains Region, the archives holds records from the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. It is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.
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