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.

Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) to Estelle Spero

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.130 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Place Written: Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1942 Pagination: 2 p. ; 20 x 27 cm.

Summary of Content: (second page constitutes notes taken in a class, which are struck out). Diamond tells Estelle that things are moving too rapidly to think straight, with classes in law, tactics, communication and chemical tactics consuming all of his time.

People:

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryLawEducationWeaponry

Sub Era: World War II

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources