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Order Reference Copies from the Collection

Students and teachers-log in or register before filling out the form in order to receive one of your 10 free documents per year.    

To facilitate your research, you can request PDF copies of materials from the Gilder Lehrman Collection using the online form below. ​If you are requesting copies of more than ten items, you must fill out a second request form.

Please allow 2–4 weeks for your request to be processed. Reference requests are processed in the order in which they are received.

Ten reference copies are provided for free to K–12 teachers and students at Gilder Lehrman Affiliate Schools. To check if your school is an Affiliate School, click here for a list of registered schools. If your school is not an Affiliate School, find out how to register here.

All other users should consult our Fee Schedule.

TIFF images for publication may be ordered using the Publication Request form.

Copyright Notice

The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

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