The Institute cooperates with institutions, universities, corporations, organizations, and museums to develop programs, symposia, seminars, exhibitions, and educational initiatives. Every partnership seeks to bring together the highest-quality materials and talent to deliver the best and most useful resources to those who work in American history as well as the general public.


The Institute’s partners have been critical to the work of Gilder Lehrman. Below we’ve listed some of the partners we collaborate with:

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
African American National Biography Project
Algiers Charter School Association
American Historical Association
Archdiocese of New York
Brooklyn Historical Society
Center of the American West at the University of Colorado
Civics Renewal Network
Civil War Trust
Civil War Round Table of New York
Columbia University
Core Knowledge Foundation
Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers
C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College
Free Tours by Foot New York City
Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America
George Washington University
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg Foundation
Historic New Orleans Collection
Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery
Library of Congress

Long Island Council for the Social Studies
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
Morgan Library & Museum
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Museum of the City of New York
National Coalition for History
National Constitution Center
National History Club
National Park Service
National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation
NBC Learn
New Amsterdam History Center
New Jersey Council for History Education
New-York Historical Society
New York Public Library
Organization of American Historians
Preserve America
Princeton Battlefield Society
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database Project 
WGBH (Boston)


As a nonprofit organization dedicated to history education we are fortunate to receive both financial support and gifts in-kind. Below are organizations that have recently supported Gilder Lehrman programs:

Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
Council of Independent Colleges
Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Abolition and Resistance
Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota
James Madison’s Montpelier
Lewis and Clark Trust
Library of America

National Endowment for the Humanities
National WWII Museum
President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.
University of Kansas
University of Mississippi