To Strive, To Seek, To Find, and not to Yield!


From the Southeastern plains of Kansas, I moved out to the East Coast in 1999 to work at the Library of Congress training teachers to use primary sources effectively in the classroom.

With over 15 years of teaching experience, I also acted as an Education Resources Specialist with IBM, Discovery Communications, Cable in the Classroom and Turner Learning.


I have been acknowledgements in "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Hanging Capt. Gordon by Ron Soodalter, "Manhunt" by James Swanson, "The Eloquent President" and "A. Lincoln" by Ron White.


In 2007, I located a new letter written by Grace Bedel to President Abraham Lincoln, from the Applications for jobs in the Treasury Records in 1864. Read More...

In 2013, I located a new Lincoln endorsement sent on a letter written to President Lincoln by U.S. Marshal of Washington D.C. Ward Hill Lamon, urging the President to take care of the unruly soldiers flooding D.C. after the First Battle of Bull Run. Lincoln sent an endorsement on the same letter to General Mansfield, who commanded the Department of Washington. Shortly after, a bill was submitted in the Senate to create the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia.


Documents of Interest

Coming Soon! Samples of different types of records located within the National Archives.


Research Services

Research for hire is available. All material is digitizied in color and saved as a pdf unless otherwise requested.

Send an email or write to Karen Needles, 6904 Carleton Terrace, College Park, Md. 20740 for further details.

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The Lincoln Archives Digital Project

Documents on Wheels launched the Lincoln Archives Digital Project in March of 2002.

This project is working on digitizing all executive, legislative, judicial, and military records, which are housed within the National Archives.

There are approximately 40,000 records currently online, open freely to the public.

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