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James Wills Bollinger Papers

Identifier: MsC0036

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Scope and Contents

The Bollinger Papers consist of correspondence, organized first chronologically and then alphabetically within each year, a pamphlet collection relating to Abraham Lincoln, and a collection of objects and ephemera also related to Lincoln. Professional photographs of Judge Bollinger and photographs related to Bollinger's family can be found in Series I: Box 10.

Please note that the folder information associated with this collection is inaccurate.


  • Creation: 1926-1951

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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


4.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Lawyer and judge. Mostly concerns Bollinger's studies of Abraham Lincoln and as a collector of Lincolniana.

Physical Location

The busts of Lincoln have been moved to offsite storage. When requesting the statues a digital file will be provided. If more access is needed, please contact Special Collections Staff for further assistance.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of the Bollinger estate, 1951.

Related Materials

Bollinger, James Wills. Old Montana and Her Cowboy Artist : a paper read before the Contemporary Club, Davenport, Iowa, January 30, 1950. Shenandoah, Iowa :World Pub. Co., 1963.

Twenty-five books in the Bollinger Lincoln collection, compiled by Clyde C. Walton, Jr., curator of rare books. With a preface by Harry J. Lytle. Iowa City: State University of Iowa Libraries, 1952. Bollinger, James Wills. Lincoln, Statesman and Logician. Davenport, IA., Priv. print. [Muscatine, IA: The Prairie Press] 1944.Wall, Bernhardt, 1872 -- 1956. Letter to James W. Bollinger. Sierra Madre, CA. 1944 July 4. MsL W1869 b.Tarbell, Ida M. (Ida Minerva), 1857 -- 1944.

Letter to James W. Bollinger. [s.l.] 1934 June 1. MsL T176b.

The Papers of Fred Dickinson Letts include correspondence from James Bollinger .See also the Card Catalog related to Bollinger's Lincoln Collection; the large Lincoln Scrapbook of nineteenth-century newspaper clippings; and the Otto Eisenschiml Papers.

James W. Bollinger Collection on the collection/bollinger>Iowa Digital Library

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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