Books & Pamphlets

The books and pamphlets in the Society's collection touch on every subject in American history and life though the year 1876. The collection has grown into the largest collection of pre-1821 imprints anywhere in the world. In addition to works printed in the United States themselves and their territories, the collection includes smaller numbers of Bermudian, Canadian and French West Indian imprints.

For questions, please contact our Readers' Services department or the Curator of Graphic Arts, Elizabeth Watts Pope.

Collection Descriptions

Almanacs
Bibles
Bibliographies
Bindings
Biography
Cookbooks
Dated Books and Pamphlets
Directories
Educational Institutions
Encyclopedias
First Editions
Genealogy
General Institutions
Government Documents
Hawaiian Collection
Hymnals
Latin Americana

 

 

Learned Societies
Library Catalogs
Local, County and State Histories
Mather Family Collection
Mather Family Library
Miniature Books
Miscellaneous Pamphlets
Plays
Publishers' Series
Reserve Collection
Secular Music
Trade Catalogues
Western Americana
Yearbooks

How to Find

General Catalog
Almost all pre-1840 book and pamphlet titles have a record in the General Catalog

Collections Not In the General Catalog

Obtaining Digital Images - A step-by-step guide

 

Inventories

Foreign Libraries (as pdf)

Worcester Churches (as pdf)

Worcester Local Institutions (as pdf)

 

Digital Access

America's Historical Imprints (Readex)*

Sabin Americana 1500-1926 (Gale)*

Wright American Fiction 1851-1875 *

Some scanned images from a few books and pamphlets are in GIGI separately or by following links in the General Catalog

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