Earl C. Kubicek was director of alumni relations and placement at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He collected Lincoln-related material and wrote a number of articles on Lincoln topics. Much of his collection, which was acquired in 1992 from Chuck Hand, of Paris, Illinois, came to the University of Illinois Library.
At Illinois, the material was divided by topic into separate lots and cataloged in 1993. Because the catalog records contain detailed information about each lot, they are retained in this collection and in the online catalog. The call number of each lot is preceded by the "Lincoln" call number (973.7L63).
C2L6385. Lincoln Family in England (11 pieces, 1945-72)
DJ614. John Wilkes Booth (16 pieces, 1939-84)
DB644L. Gustaf John Booth to Kubicek, Mar. 13, 1960
D2Ou72. Our American Cousin (3 pieces, 1935)
E5P412E. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, 1971
GT172L. Ida Tarbell to Kubicek, Jan. 17, 1930
Certain lots, however, are entered in this database under separate headings. They include the following collections:
A3L6383. Lincoln Historical Fund Campaign, 14 pieces, 1950-52. Barrett auction: see Oliver R. Barrett Papers
DJ614. Prince of Players, 1955 (from John Wilkes Booth cluster)
B2D737. Teillard, Dorothy Lamon (27 pieces, 1946-53)
Also filed in the Kubicek collection are articles that he wrote himself. They include "The Engineering Mind of Abraham Lincoln," Illinois Tech Engineer," 12:2 (Dec. 1946), copy, and articles on Lincoln in the Chicago Tribune Magazine on Feb. 7, 14, 28, Mar. 6, 13, 1960; and Feb. 12, 19, 26, 1961.