Over the past 150 years, The Union League of Philadelphia has amassed important collections of art, archives, manuscripts, books, pamphlets and objects related to both the Union League and the Civil War—the reason for the League’s founding.

In 1996, the Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League (ALF) was founded to care for these wonderful collections and make them available to the public.  Since then, the ALF has not only grown its own collections, but also has become the steward of the library, archival and manuscript collections of The Civil War Museum of Philadelphia, The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States and The Dames of the Loyal Legion of the United States. For more information on our collections, please visit our Research Collections section.