Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 75,000 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.

Federal & Civil War newspapers, including RI ratification [decimalized]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08720 Author/Creator: Place Written: [various places] Type: Newspaper Date: 1790-1877 Pagination:


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Civil WarUS ConstitutionTreatyGovernment and CivicsGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsMilitary HistoryCommerce

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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