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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.

Academic hood.


Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06196.207 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: 1946/06 Pagination:

Summary of Content: Academic hood worn by Hilldring at the University of Connecticut commencement ceremony.

People: Hilldring, John H., 1895-1974

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: EducationClothing and Accessories

Sub Era: World War II

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