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UNDER ITS GENEROUS DOME, THE COLLECTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY. Nancy...
(American Antiquarian Society).

UNDER ITS GENEROUS DOME, THE COLLECTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY.

Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1992. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 190 pages. Second edition, revised. Edited by Nancy H. Burkett and John B. Hench and a foreword by Jill Ker Conway. Illustrated. READ MORE

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FOREWORD............................................... 9

INTRODUCTION.......................................... 15

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SOCIETY........................ 19

THE LIBRARY........................................... 31
    Collecting Policies............................... 31
    Catalogues and Arrangement of Collections......... 32
    Cataloguing Programs.............................. 34
    Conservation...................................... 37

GUIDE TO THE COLLECTIONS.............................. 41
    General Collections............................... 41
        Dated Books and Dated Pamphlets............... 41
        Broadsides.................................... 43
        Almanacs...................................... 45
        The Reserve Collection........................ 47
        Bindings...................................... 48
        Miniature Books............................... 50
        Miscellaneous Pamphlets....................... 52
    Topical Collections............................... 53
        The Book Arts................................. 53
            Bibliographies............................ 53
            Printing and Publishing History........... 55
            Book Salesman's Samples................... 57
            Booksellers' and Auction Catalogues....... 58
            Library Catalogues........................ 58
            Bookplates and Booksellers' Labels........ 61
        The United States............................. 62
            American History and Culture.............. 62
            Government Documents...................... 64
            Local, County, and State Histories........ 68
            Western Americana......................... 71
            The Hawaiian Collection................... 73
            Biography................................. 75
            Genealogy................................. 76
            Directories............................... 79
            Maps and Atlases.......................... 80
        American Institutions......................... 82
            General Institutions...................... 82
            Canals and Railroads...................... 83
            Educational Institutions.................. 86
            Learned Societies......................... 86
        Canadiana..................................... 87
        Latin Americana............................... 89
        Foreign History and Travel.................... 91
        Theology and Religion......................... 93
            Religion.................................. 93
            The Mather Family Library................. 95
            The Mather Collection..................... 98
            Devotional Literature..................... 99
        Literature.................................... 99
            American Fiction.......................... 99
            First Editions........................... 100
            English and European Authors............. 101
            Literary Annuals......................... 102
            Plays and Librettos...................... 104
        Children's Literature and School Books....... 104
        Graphic Arts................................. 108
            Engravings and Lithographs............... 108
            Ephemera................................. 112
            Portraits and Artifacts.................. 114
            Photographs.............................. 116
            Stereographs and Postcards............... 117
            Photographs of Sculpture on
              American Gravestones................... 118
            Secondary Works in the Arts.............. 120
        Music........................................ 121
            Hymnals.................................. 121
            The Sheet Music Collection............... 123
            Secular Music............................ 126
            Songsters................................ 128
            Sound Recordings......................... 129
        Cookbooks.................................... 129
        Albums....................................... 131
        Encyclopedias................................ 131
        Trade Catalogues............................. 132
    Newspapers and Periodicals....................... 135
        Newspapers................................... 135
        The Periodical Collection.................... 140
        Amateur Newspapers........................... 142
    Manuscripts and Archives......................... 145
        Manuscripts.................................. 145
        Archives..................................... 150
    Microforms....................................... 152

PROGRAMS OF THE SOCIETY.............................. 155
    Department of Research and Publication........... 155
        Publications................................. 155
        Fellowships.................................. 160
        Education.................................... 163
        Research..................................... 165
    Development and Public Relations................. 167
        Annual Giving................................ 168
        The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
          Challenge.................................. 170
    Buildings and Grounds............................ 171
        Antiquarian Hall............................. 171
        Other Properties............................. 174
    
Notes on Contributors................................ 177
Index................................................ 181