Thomas Memorial Collection
The Thomas Memorial Collection contains material related to Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War and is available to anyone interested in studying the holdings and to those who are simply interested in viewing the displays. Although materials may not be checked out, they can be viewed and studied on the premises.
A Brief History
Dr. Vernon L. Thomas, along with Dr. Russell C. Slater and John W. Fling, Jr., contributed books, photos, periodicals, and other memorabilia concerning Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. The collection was opened to the public on July 4, 1976.
To visit the collection, please call ahead at 423.236.2788. Appointments are available for Monday through Thursday.
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