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.

Associated Press Something to smile about

Order a pdf of this item here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09741.13 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Alexandria, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: 16 October 1991 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 27.8 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One laserphoto entitled, "Something To Smile About," taken by Associated Press dated October 16, 1991. Image is of of Clarence Thomas smiling as he gets into a car. Wire transfer information states that Thomas was approved for the Supreme Court that Tuesday.

People: Thomas, Clarence, 1948-

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican Americans in GovernmentSupreme CourtNomination

Sub Era: Facing the New Millennium

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources