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 fifteen documents signed by eleven of the signers of 1836 Texas Declaration of Independence [Decimalized GLC06624.01-.15]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06624 Author/Creator: Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: Pagination: 15 items

Most documents pertain to land or legal matters in Texas in the 1830s and 1840s.

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