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Selling expendable Lincoln-collection items won’t erase debt

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The acquisition of 1,500 documents and artifacts for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum a decade ago firmly established Illinois as a leading repository of all things Lincoln, the prairie lawyer who led the U.S. through the Civil War.

So forgive the handwringing over the possibility that some of it might have to be sold. The Lincoln museum’s fundraising foundation , which borrowed $23 million in 2007 to buy the trove from private collector Louise Taper, still owes $9.2 million on a note due in October 2019. Donations have slowed and state officials are reluctant to chip in.
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Sad. Lincoln is my favorite president. We need a GoFundMe site for these folks. I'm sending them $20 right after the holidays.
 

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https://www.apnews.com/8353e319e49b450dbf0af0cba7f0d53c

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The acquisition of 1,500 documents and artifacts for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum a decade ago firmly established Illinois as a leading repository of all things Lincoln, the prairie lawyer who led the U.S. through the Civil War.

So forgive the handwringing over the possibility that some of it might have to be sold. The Lincoln museum’s fundraising foundation , which borrowed $23 million in 2007 to buy the trove from private collector Louise Taper, still owes $9.2 million on a note due in October 2019. Donations have slowed and state officials are reluctant to chip in.
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Sad. Lincoln is my favorite president. We need a GoFundMe site for these folks. I'm sending them $20 right after the holidays.

Anyone interested in donating can reach them here: https://www.alplm.org/.
 
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