Inside the Vault: Highlights from the Collection

In the first session of Inside the Vault: Highlights from the Gilder Lehrman Collection on April 3, 2020, Collection Director Sandy Trenholm, Assistant Curator Allison Kraft, Curatorial Assistant Laura Hapke, and Hamilton Education Program Coordinator William Roka discuss a few of their favorite items in the Gilder Lehrman Collection: “I Am a Man” and “Honor King End Racism” placards, Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, a letter from 1775 calling troops to Lexington and Concord, and a firsthand account of the sinking of the Titanic

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    • Calling out the militia for the Battle of Lexington and Concord: 4:10-8:30
    • A rare copy of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address: 8:50-15:00
    • A survivor’s letter describing the sinking of the RMS Titanic: 25:20-34:00
    • Civil Rights placard I AM A MAN: 38:30-46:00