The Gilder Lehrman Collection is located on the lower level of the New-York Historical Society. Please visit the Collection to examine original historical documents and artifacts in person.

The Collection is available online. Browse or search our website for catalog information and select images.

For full digital access, please visit American History, 1493-1945, a subscription-based database of the Gilder Lehrman Collection, published by Adam Matthew Digital. American History, 1493-1945 contains more than 50,000 documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection. It is designed for teaching and independent research. More than 100 universities and institutions—including Harvard University, Yale University, and the Library of Congress—have acquired a subscription to the database for their students and researchers.

We’re pleased to announce that Adam Matthew Digital has a special offer for K–12 schools of two deeply discounted pricing options:

  • $1,000 One-year subscription
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To request a 30-day free trial, contact Meredith Godby, or 703-969-2850.

Copies of primary sources from the Gilder Lehrman Collection can also be requested for reference or permission to reproduce for publication.