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Thomas J. Dyba Lincoln Home Collection, 1941-1997


Archives and Special Collections,
Benedictine University Library

Descriptive Summary
Repository: Benedictine University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Creator: Dyba, Thomas J.
Title: Thomas J. Dyba Lincoln Home Collection, 1941-1997
Language of Materials: Materials in English
Abstract: Thomas J. Dyba was executive vice president of Illinois Benedictine College, Lincoln scholar, and a member of the Abraham Lincoln Society. Dyba constructed two scale models of the Lincoln home, one model of the Lincoln funeral train, and edited the newsletter "The Lincoln Chronicle".

Collection consists of personal correspondence, newspaper articles relating to Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Home, and the activities of the Abraham Lincoln Association, VHS recordings of events, and copies of various Lincoln related newsletters.
Extent: 4 linear feet, 6 records center boxes

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions


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Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Thomas J. Dyba Lincoln Home Collection, SC-104, Archives and Special Collections, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL, USA

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Acquisitions Information


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Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer E. Merriman, November, 2010

Encoded by Jennifer E. Merriman, November, 2010

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Collection Arrangement

In most cases original order has been maintained. As a result of this, series 3 and 4 are arranged chronologically and by bill or resolution number; please consult with the archivist if you are interested in viewing materials on a particular subject and do not know their specific date or number.

1. Correspondence
2. VHS and audio tapes
3. Newsletters

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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

Dyba, Thomas J
Abraham Lincoln Association

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Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Correspondence .
About 100 items.
Arrangement: chronological.
This series contains letters, memos, and other forms of written correspondence either written or received by Thomas J. Dyba regarding his association activities, and activities related to the Lincoln home and funeral train models.
Box 1 1. Memorandum-November 29, 1994
2.Memorandum-March 13, 1995
3.Abraham Lincoln Association Letter-March 21, 1995
4.Lincoln Train Project Letter-May 24, 1995
5. Abraham Lincoln Association Letter-November 30, 1995
6. Draft Memorandum-July 14, 1995
7. Memorandum-August 27, 1995
8. Abraham Lincoln Association Letter-November 30, 1995
9.Lincoln Train Touring Schedule 1996-January 9, 1996
10. Check Requisition-February 7, 1996
11. The Lincoln Group Of New York Letter-February 15, 1996
12. Memorandum-February 22, 1996
13. Check Requisition-March 4, 1996
14. Letter To Bob Guinter From Wayne E. Wesolowski-March 24, 1996
15. Check Requisition-March 30, 1996
16. Check Requisition-April 23, 1996
17. The Lincoln Group Of New York Letter-April 23, 1996
18. Letter To Jay Boulanger From Colleen A. Sehy-June 21, 1996
19.Letter To Colleen Sehy From Wayne Wesolowski-June 22, 1996
20. Check Requisition-June 24, 1996
21. Letter To George Sheets From Colleen A. Sehy-June 26, 1996
22. Letter To Ralph Justen From Wayne E. Wesolowski-September 28, 1996
23.Check Requisition-October 1, 1996
24. Check Requisition-October 27, 1996
25.Memorandum-October 30, 1996
26. Letter To Peter Moffett From Wayne E. Wesolowski-December 6, 1996
27. Check Requisitions
28.Deposit Slip Notices
29. First Chicago (The 1st National Bank Of Chicago)
30. Exhibit Details (Construction)
31. General Fundraising-LTP
32. Gift Acknowledgements
33. Gift-In-Kind
34. The Lincoln Chronicle
35. Lincoln Train-Budget
36. Lincoln Train-Memos
37. Lincoln Train-Minutes

2. VHS and audio tapes.
Arrangement: chronological, then alphabetical.
Series consists of VHS tapes which contain recordings of Abraham Lincoln Society activities, the activities of Thomas J. Dyba, and other Lincoln related recordings. Items are arranged chronologically and then alphabetically within years. Undated items are arranged alphabetically.
Box 2 1. VHS Tape Of, "The Only Home Lincoln Ever Owned."-April, 1981
2. An Audio Cassette Tape Of Dapl. Narrative And Music-Spring 1981
3. VHS Tape Of Lincoln Comes To Lisle-June 5, 1982
4. VHS Tape Of Lincoln Academy, Morrison Visitors, Lincoln Home Story IBC Version: Moving The Model, And Lincoln At Home Seminar: Morrison PII-November 19, 1983
5. VHS Tape Of Opening Of Lincoln At Home Exhibit-February 12, 1984
6. VHS Tape Of Lincoln At Home Seminar Tape II-June 23, 1984
7. VHS Tape Of Robert Morrison Speaking On Peter Cartwright IBC Lincoln Conference-June 23, 1984
8. An Audio Cassette Tape Of Partial Tape Narrative Only-Spring 1985

9. VHS Tape Of L-H Dig-June 14, 1985

10. VHS Tape Of 10th Regiment Encampment Graue Mill-September 15, 1985
11. VHS Tape Of 10th Regiment Encampment Graue Mill Master Tape-September 15, 1985
12. VHS Tape Of IBC Today Show For Cable TV In Lisle, Two Shows On Lincoln Collection At IBC With Outtakes-Spring, 1986
13. VHS Tape Of North South Book II Parts 1 Thru 4-May, 1986
14. VHS Tape Of Lincoln Home Symposium Master Tape-October 11, 1986
15. VHS Tape Of Lincoln Home Symposium-October 11, 1986
16. Audio Cassette Of The Lincoln Group-March 18, 1987
17. VHS Tape Of Lincoln Group Of Illinois Formation Meeting IBC-June 6, 1988
18. VHS Tape Of Student Project Of Ken Manning, Sargaman State University-1988
19. VHS Tape Of Lincoln Model Home Unveiling-Lownik Library-August 21, 1988
20. VHS Tape Of Thomas Dyba By Peter Seely-1989
21. VHS Tape Of The Lincoln Academy Of Illinois 11:40 Minutes-January 23, 1990
22. VHS Tape Of Dyba Interview
23. VHS Tape Of Hildene Remembers Lincoln At Gettysburg
24. Audio Cassette Of Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois
25. Audio Cassette Of Lincoln's Music In America
26. Audio Cassette Of The Man In The White House
27. VHS Tape Of Walter Huston In D.W. Griffith's Abraham Lincoln
28. VHS Tape Of No. 50 Book II

3. Newsletters
About 200 items.
Arrangement: alphabetical, then chronological
This series contains all newsletters collected by Thomas Dyba, and newsletters which reference Dyba or his work. The series contains items both before Dyba began writing, and works produced after his death.
Folder 1 The Abraham Lincoln Quarterly, 1944-1946
Folder 2 The Civil War Round Table, 2001-2002
Folder 3 Dispatch/News, 1995-1998
Folder 4 For The People, 1999
Folder 5 The Lincoln Herald. 1939-1985
Folder 6 The Lincoln Ledger, 1995
Folder 7 Lincoln Legal Briefs, 1995-1999
Folder 8 The Lincoln Newsletter, 1995-2002
Folder 9 The Lincoln Legacy, 1993-2000
Folder 10 The Lincolnian, 2001-2003