Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Collection of early American documents from Revolutionary War [decimalized]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01412 Author/Creator: Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1668-1785 Pagination:

Includes Gen. Wm Heath commission as Major General (signed by John Hanson), 1778 Treasury office printed letter, Lafayette LS, R.H. Lee AL 10/15/1776 and FF.

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