Student Transcription Project

Welcome to the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Digital Volunteer Transcription Project. You may start transcribing documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection by selecting one of the projects below and logging in with your Transcribe! username and password.

If you have not yet signed up but would like to become a Gilder Lehrman Digital Volunteer, please select a project from the list below and create a free account by clicking the “Create Account” option in the top menu bar and completing the form.

These typed transcripts will help make primary sources more accessible for students, teachers, and researchers. This volunteer opportunity is available to students who are at least thirteen years old.

Learn more about how to begin transcribing by watching this video:


Due to a technical issue the Student Transcription Project is temporarily unavailable. We are working on the issue and will be opening up new projects as soon as possible.