This is probably the foremost collection at Oakland University and
one of the strongest collections on the Civil War in any Michigan library.
Mr. Springer was the editor of the New Center News published in Detroit
and was an avid collector of Civil War materials. The collection
consists of 2000 volumes, lots of original materials, and the "Black
Papers." Mr. Black was an attorney that Mr. Henry Ford I hired
to investigate the death of John Wilkes Booth. There are also
a number of artifacts in this collection.
Click on thumbnails for details.
You may also be interested in looking at some scanned images of documents in the collection that bear Abraham Lincoln's signature.
Lincoln Signature 1: Large tiff (312 MB), smaller jpeg
Lincoln Signature 2: Large tiff (200 MB), smaller jpeg
Lincoln Signature 3: Large tiff (200 MB), smaller jpeg
Oakland University, Kresge Library
2200 N Squirrel Rd., Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370 - 4426