WELCOME TO YOUR NEW HOME FOR HISTORY
THE GILDER LEHRMAN INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN HISTORY
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. The Institute has developed an array of programs for schools, teachers, and students that now operate in all fifty states, including a website that features the more than 60,000 unique historical documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection. 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.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity supported through the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations. Donations are fully tax deductible.
Sign up now to make Gilder Lehrman your Home for History! Teachers and students will continue to receive free access to the site. If you are not a teacher or student, you may purchase an individual membership or an institutional membership for a K-12 school or library. Affiliate Schools continue to receive free access as well as additional exclusive features and content. For a free preview of the resources on the website, visit our Civil War section in History by Era.