Eisenschiml, Otto Papers

Dates: 1937-1964. Size: 1.5 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Civil War and American History Research Collection. Otto Eisenschiml (1880-1963) was a collector, avid reader, traveler and prolific writer in the areas of chemistry, Civil War history and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. His many years of searching and researching saw the publication in 1937 of his first book, Why Was Lincoln Murdered?, which was quickly followed by two other Lincoln works: In the Shadow of Lincoln’s Death and The Case for A. L------, Aged 56 in 1941 and 1943. These and many other articles, books and speeches are in the Eisenschiml Papers. [Processed]