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John Holtz Memorial Lecture Series

John Holtz was an Associate Professor of Library Instructional Services at UIS from 1989 until his death in January 2004. His family established the John W. Holtz Memorial Fund to honor him.

The Age of Lincoln

The featured speaker was Vernon Burton, professor of history at the U of I in Urbana-Champaign, who spoke on his book The Age of Lincoln (Hill and Wang, 2007), which has been hailed as "a magisterial narrative history of American social and intellectual life from the age of slavery up to the era of Jim Crow."