American Antiquarian Society

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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="ContactAAS">[http://www.americanantiquarian.org/?q=node/17 Contact Us] at ''American Antiquarian Society&nbsp;'' (accessed 22 October 2013).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:Library@americanantiquarian.org Library@americanantiquarian.org]  
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'''E-mail:'''<ref name="ContactAAS">[http://www.americanantiquarian.org/?q=node/17 Contact Us] at ''American Antiquarian Society&amp;nbsp;'' (accessed 22 October 2013).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:Library@americanantiquarian.org Library@americanantiquarian.org]  
  
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:185 Salisbury Street<br>Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1634<br><br>
 
:185 Salisbury Street<br>Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1634<br><br>
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="ContactAAS" />&nbsp;&nbsp;508-755-5221<br>'''Fax:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;508-753-3311<br>  
 
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="ContactAAS" />&nbsp;&nbsp;508-755-5221<br>'''Fax:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;508-753-3311<br>  
  
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="HoursAAS" >[http://www.americanantiquarian.org/?q=node/18 Hours] at ''American Antiquarian Society&nbsp;'' (accessed 22 October 2013).</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp;Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.;Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.;Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.<br>Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed on [http://www.americanantiquarian.org/holidays.htm legal holidays].<br>  
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'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="HoursAAS">[http://www.americanantiquarian.org/?q=node/18 Hours] at ''American Antiquarian Society&amp;nbsp;'' (accessed 22 October 2013).</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp;Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.;Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.;Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.<br>Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed on [http://www.americanantiquarian.org/holidays.htm legal holidays].<br>  
  
 
'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:''' [http://www.americanantiquarian.org/directions.htm Click here].<br>  
 
'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:''' [http://www.americanantiquarian.org/directions.htm Click here].<br>  
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
A national research library of American history, literature, and culture through 1876. The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) library houses the largest and most accessible collection of printed materials from first contact through 1876 in what is now the United States, the West Indies and parts of Canada.  
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A national research library of American history, literature, and culture through 1876. The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) library houses the largest and most accessible collection of printed materials from first contact through 1876 in what is now the United States, the West Indies and parts of Canada.<ref>[http://www.americanantiquarian.org/ American Antiquarian Society] (Internet site) (accessed 22 October 2013).</ref> This repository is best known for its premier newspaper collection, over 18,000 bound volumes 1704-1820 in the United States alone. About 75 percent of all printed American documents for the first 200 years are found here. Subject categories include American history, literature and bibliography, newspapers, periodicals and imprints to 1820, biography, genealogy, local history, almanacs, history, directories, federal, state and municipal documents including New England town reports, schools, patriotic publication, literature of the Revolution, the War of 1812, and the westward movement, negro literature, slavery, Civil War and Reconstruction, early maps, photos, portraits, and manuscripts.<ref>William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers&nbsp;'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998). {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 22:36, 22 October 2013

American Antiquarian Society
American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Mass.

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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  Library@americanantiquarian.org

Address:[1]

185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1634

Telephone:[1]  508-755-5221
Fax:  508-753-3311

Hours and holidays:[2]  Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.;Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.;Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed on legal holidays.

Directions, maps, and public transportation: Click here.

Internet sites and databases:

  • American Antiquarian Society (Internet site) including library collections, programs, and events.
  • Repository catalog online.
  • Repository database.
  • other(s).

Collection Description

A national research library of American history, literature, and culture through 1876. The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) library houses the largest and most accessible collection of printed materials from first contact through 1876 in what is now the United States, the West Indies and parts of Canada.[3] This repository is best known for its premier newspaper collection, over 18,000 bound volumes 1704-1820 in the United States alone. About 75 percent of all printed American documents for the first 200 years are found here. Subject categories include American history, literature and bibliography, newspapers, periodicals and imprints to 1820, biography, genealogy, local history, almanacs, history, directories, federal, state and municipal documents including New England town reports, schools, patriotic publication, literature of the Revolution, the War of 1812, and the westward movement, negro literature, slavery, Civil War and Reconstruction, early maps, photos, portraits, and manuscripts.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Contact Us at American Antiquarian Society&nbsp; (accessed 22 October 2013).
  2. Hours at American Antiquarian Society&nbsp; (accessed 22 October 2013).
  3. American Antiquarian Society (Internet site) (accessed 22 October 2013).
  4. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers  (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998). At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.