The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History holds one of the outstanding primary source collections on American History. It is full of spectacular individual items, but it also has rich veins of manuscript research material. It is ideal for teaching survey courses on American History, but equally valuable as a platform for undergraduate essay work and postgraduate research. It has extensive holdings dealing with colonization, commercial life, the revolution, the new nation, slavery and abolition, the Civil War, reconstruction and the modern era.

Founded in 1994 by Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a nonprofit organization devoted to the improvement of history education. Each year the Institute offers support and resources to tens of thousands of teachers, and through them enhances the education of more than a million students. The Institute’s programs have been recognized by awards from the White House, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Organization of American Historians.