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Guide to the Harold Holzer Collection of Lincolniana
 PR 402

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Biographical / Historical

Harold Holzer (born 1949), longtime administrator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and later director of Hunter College's Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, purchased his first piece of Lincolniana when barely out of his teens. At twenty-two he began focusing on collecting engravings and lithographs of Lincoln. Originally he sought evocative imagery with which to decorate his home, but the materials inspired a lifelong scholarly inquiry that has resulted in over forty books on Lincoln and the Civil War. (See