Kelley Clausing vita

Kelley Clausing vita

Kelley B. Clausing
Research Associate
The Papers of Abraham Lincoln
112 North Sixth Street
Springfield, IL  62701-1507

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Education

M.A., History, University of Illinois at Springfield, May 2004  (Thesis: “A Phalanx Disintegrated: Socialism in Sangamon County, Illinois, 1842-1846”)

B.A., History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2002  (Senior Paper: “‘Erroneous and Injurious Suspicion’: Perceptions of Sectionalism in the Methodist Schism of 1844”)


Professional Experience

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln, Research Associate, July 2004 - present.

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln, Graduate Assistant, August 2003 - May 2004.

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln, Master’s Fellow, January 2003 - June 2003.

The Lincoln Legal Papers, Graduate Assistant, August 2002 - January 2003.

Illinois State Military Museum, Museum Assistant, May 2000 - August 2000.

 

Professional Development

Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, sponsored by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, June 2004 

 

Publications

Book

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln: Legal Documents and Cases, 4 vols.  Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008.  (Research Associate)

Booklets

Now They Belong to the Ages: Abraham Lincoln and His Contemporaries in Oak Ridge Cemetery (co-author with Susan Krause and Daniel W. Stowell). Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2005.

On Lincoln's Mind: Leading the Nation to the Gettysburg Address.
Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2013 (co-editor).

On Lincoln's Side: Reelecting a Leader. Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2014 (co-editor).

Articles

“A Phalanx Disintegrated: Socialism in Sangamon County, Illinois,” The Journal of Illinois History 8 (Autumn 2005): 209-26.

Review of ‘Lincoln’s Humor’ and Other Essays, by Benjamin P. Thomas; edited by Michael Burlingame, H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences, January 2004.
 

Awards

Book of the Year Award, for The Papers of Abraham Lincoln: Legal Documents and Cases, Illinois State Historical Society (Research Associate), April 2009.

Outstanding Master's Thesis, Department of History, for “A Phalanx Disintegrated: Socialism in Sangamon County, Illinois, 1842-1846,” August 2004.

Award of Special Merit, for “A Phalanx Disintegrated: Socialism in Sangamon County, Illinois, 1842-1846,” Research Board, University of Illinois at Springfield, October 2004.


Papers and Conferences

“‘The very life of liberty’: Abraham Lincoln and Whig Opposition to the Mexican War,” paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Springfield, IL, July 2009.

“Lincoln, Congress and the Mexican War,” paper presented at Conference on Illinois History, Springfield, Illinois, October 2008.

“Samuel Curtis, Hamilton Gamble, and the Politics of the Border State," paper presented to the Decatur Civil War Roundtable, Decatur, Illinois, April 2008.

“Cotton and Confiscation in Missouri: Abraham Lincoln, Samuel Curtis, and the Politics of the Border State,” paper presented to the Macoupin County Civil War Roundtable, Girard, Illinois, February 2007.

“Socialism in Sangamon County,” paper presented to the Sangamon County Historical Society, Springfield, Illinois, November 2005.

Chair, “Illinois Educators,” session at the Conference on Illinois History, Springfield, Illinois, October 2005.

Chair, “Women in Southern Illinois,” session at the Conference on Illinois History, Springfield, Illinois, October 2004.

“A Phalanx Disintegrated: Socialism in Sangamon County, Illinois,” paper presented at the Conference on Illinois History, Springfield, Illinois, October 2003.

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