In Their Own Words is a new essay contest open to all high school students. The contest offers students the opportunity to examine primary sources in the Gilder Lehrman Collection and to demonstrate their skills in historical interpretation and textual analysis.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to offer
Students will be asked to select 1–2 documents from American History: 1493–1945 and write an essay according to the following guidelines:
Submit your essay by the deadline of March 1, 2022. Submit your essay here.
You can gain access via the Adam Matthew website here, by copying and pasting the login details below (please note that details are case sensitive):
Under the Collection drop down, select: American History, 1493-1945
Alternatively, if you wish to go directly to the collection, please click on the following URL which will take you to the resource home page:
You can then access the collection content by selecting the tabs (You must be logged in).
* Please note that download options are not available.