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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Paul Angle  

Pen Name: Paul M Angle, Paul McClelland Angle

Genre: History

Born: 1900 in Mansfield, Ohio

Died: 1975 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Angle lived in Chicago and Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

Paul Angle was an eloquent chronicler of Illinois history and a Lincoln Scholar. He was the author of scores of books on Abraham Lincoln and the history of Illinois.He graduated from Miami (Ohio) University in 1922 and received a master's degree from the University of Illinois in 1924. In 1932, Angle was appointed librarian of the Illinois Historical Library and held that position, and that of state historian, until 1945. He then became director and secretary of the Chicago Historical Society from 1945 - 1965.He was active for many years in Chicago civic affairs. In 1967, he was appointed by Chicago's Mayor Daley to head an advisory committee to study what city records should be preserved.Along with the books he wrote, Angle also edited several books including: ''The Lincoln Reader '', ''The Complete Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858'', ''The Living Lincoln: The Man and His Times In His Own Words'', ''Abraham Lincoln's Speeches and Letters, 1832-1865''.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

"Here I have lived" A history of Lincoln's Springfield, 1821-1865,

Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. 1971

"Here I have lived" A history of Lincoln's Springfield, 1821-1865

Bloody Williamson: A Chapter in American Lawlessness
ISBN: 0252062337

University of Illinois Press. 1992

Noticeable wear to cover and pages. May have some markings on the inside. Fast shipping. Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials.

By These Words; Great Documents of American Liberty, Selected and Placed in Their Contemporary Settings

Rand McNally. 1966

The American Reader, from Columbus to Today; Being a Compilation or Collection of the Personal Narratives, Relations and Journals Concerning the Society, Economy, Politics, Life and Times of Our Great and Many-Tongued Nation, by Those Who Were There

Rand McNally. 1958


Tragic Years 1860-1865 A Documentary History of the American Civil War *2 Volumes in Decorated Slipcase*

Unknown. 1960

This re-creation of the Civil War by two American historians weaves together the diaries, the letters, the recorded words of generals and privates, politicians and homemakers, reporters and historians, poets and spies. These documents show how these tragic years were actually experienced by those involved, how the war remade the Union through a profound social upheaval, and they illuminate the deep, divisive issues which tore the United States apart.

Prairie State: Impressions of Illinois, 1673-1967, By Travelers and Other Observers

University of Chicago Press. 1968

In Prairie State, Paul Angle has collected the impressions of travelers and settlers who saw Illinois at all stages of its history. The material ranges from letter to friends and diaries tht were never intended for publication, to formal travel accounts. Through the eyes of boscure farmers, genteel lady travelers, or famous visitors like Dickens, Sidney Webb, and Simone de Beauvoir, the book vividly presents developing Illinois, showing the transformation of this "far western" frontier from territory to state. Illustrated with line drawings by Virgil Burnett and maps by Barbara Long.

Philip K. Wrigley: A Memoir of a Modest Man
ISBN: 0528810154

Rand McNally. 1975

A personal biography of the chewing gum magnate who also had a long connection with Chicago baseball teams


  • Name engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures, 1990