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Otto Eisenschiml Papers

Identifier: MsC0256

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Scope and Contents

Personal correspondence and biographical material, typescripts, galleys, and published versions of Eisenschiml's articles, reviews, and other major works, chiefly about Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln assassination, and the Civil War; reviews of Eisenschiml's works; correspondence, legal briefs, petitions, and other records relating to Eisenschiml's suit against Fawcett Publications, Inc.; and research materials including 19th and 20th century newspaper clippings, Civil War related publications, illustrations and prints. OS Box = Oversized Box.


  • Creation: 1936-1963


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.


7.60 Linear Feet (Photographs in Series I, Box 6.)

Language of Materials



Chemist and Lincoln scholar. Manuscripts, notes, proofs, reviews of books on Lincoln's death and the Civil War, and the manuscript of Eisenschiml's autobiography.

Physical Location

South stacks three oversized boxes in row s5:22:3-4 Map case: 12:15 Lloyd's political poster on top of map case

Method of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Ralph G. Newman in 1975 and Mr. Eisenschiml in 1954 and 1962

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
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