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.

United Press International Little Rock School Stays Shut

Order a pdf of this item here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09731.07 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: Little Rock, Arkansas Type: Photograph Date: 30 September 1958 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 13.9 x 19.8 cm.

One telephoto entitled, "Little Rock Schools Stay Shut," taken by the Associated Press dated September 30, 1958. Images is of a sign in front of Little Rock Central High School that reads, "This school closed by order of the federal government." Four white boys stand around the sign, one behind it makes thumbs-down signals.

Order a CopyCitation Guidelines for Online Resources