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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.

If you have not yet signed up but would like to become a Gilder Lehrman Digital Volunteer and transcribe documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, please select a project from the list below and create a free account by selecting 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.

To find out more about the Gilder Lehrman Collection projects, visit us on our project homepage at



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