Selected References About AAS
American Antiquarian Society. Catalogue of the Manuscript
the American Antiquarian Society. 4 vols. Boston: G.K. Hall
& Co., 1979.
_______. A Dictionary Catalogue of American Books Pertaining to the
Through 19th Centuries. 20 vols. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood
_______. A Society's Chief Joys. Worcester: American
_______. Under Its Generous Dome: The Collections and Programs of
Society. Ed. Nancy H. Burkett and John B. Hench. Worcester: American
Society, 1992. View online or order from Oak
Knoll Books, 310 Delaware Street, New
DE 19720 (302) 328-7274. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barnhill, Georgia B. "Political Cartoons at the American
Inks (February 1995): 33-36.
_______. "Print Collection Resources of the American Antiquarian
Imprint 3 (April 1978): 3-4.
Brigham, Clarence S. Fifty Years of Collecting Americana for the
of the American Antiquarian Society, 1908-1958. Worcester: Privately
Chaison, Joanne D. "`Everything Old Is New Again': Research Collections at
the American Antiquarian Society," Library Trends 52 (Summer
Golden, Vincent "Hot Off the Press: Vincent Golden Discusses an
Ongoing Project to Save Old Newspapers as a Vital Historical Tool"
Rare Book Review10 (June 2004): 26-28.
_______. "North American Imprints before 1877 at the
Antiquarian Society," Journalism History 30 (Fall 2004): 150-57.
Hench, John B. "American Antiquarian Society," in David H. Stam, ed.,
Dictionary of Library Histories (2 vols., Chicago and London: Fitzroy
Dearborn Publishers, 2001), 1: 191-94.
_______. "American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass., USA," in
Wayne A. Wiegand and Donald S. Davis, Jr., eds., Encyclopedia of
History (New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1994).
_______. "Toward a History of the Book in
Research Quarterly 10 (Fall 1994): 8-21.
_______. "'Under the Generous Dome': Early American History at the
Antiquarian Society," Uncommon Sense: A Newsletter Published by
Institute of Early American History and Culture, No. 101 (Summer
McCorison, Marcus A. "Medical Collections at the American Antiquarian
Society." Rhode Island Medical Journal 54 (April 1971): 213-14, 231.
_______. "The Nature of Humanistic Societies in Early
In The Pursuit of Knowledge in the Early American Republic.
Alexandra Oleson and Sanborn Brown. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins
Press, 1976. 248-60.
Major, Kathleen A. "Appendix describing AAS manuscript holdings relating
Massachusetts law." In Law in Colonial Massachusetts. Edited by
S. Coquillette. Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 1983.
Moore, Anne C. "The Cook's Oracle: Cookbooks at the American
Society." Journal of Gastronomy 5 (Winter
Shipton, Clifford K. "The American Antiquarian Society." William and
Quarterly, 3d ser., 2 (April 1945): 164-72.
_______. "The Museum of the American Antiquarian
In Whitfield J. Bell, Jr., et al., A Cabinet of Curiosities: Five
in the Evolution of American Museums. Charlottesville: University
of Virginia, 1967. 35-48.
Tracy, Joyce Ann. "Newspaper Collections at the American
In Library of Congress, Newspaper and Gazette Report 1
Whitehill, Walter Muir. Independent Historical Societies.
Athenaeum, 1962. Chap. 3.
The Society's journal, Proceedings of the American Antiquarian
frequently includes articles about the Society and its collections,
be consulted in the issue in which they originally appeared or be
separately directly from AAS. Among these are:
- Barnhill, Georgia. B. "The Catalogue of American Engravings: A
for Users." Vol. 108 (April 1998): 113-247.
- Dunlap, Ellen, et al. "A Quarter Century of Visiting
the American Antiquarian Society, 1972-97." Vol. 107 (October
- Hench, John B. (ed.) "Serendipity and Synergy: Collection
Access, and Research Opportunities at the American Antiquarian Society
the McCorison Era." Vol. 102 (October 1992): 291-351.
Hewes, Lauren B. "Portraits in the Collection of the American Antiquarian
Society." Vol. 111 (April 2001): 1-408.
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- Joyce, William L. "Antiquarians and Archaeologists: The American
Antiquarian Society, 1812-1912." Vol. 91 (October 1981): 301-17.
- _______. "The Manuscript Collections of the American
Society." Vol. 89 (April 1979): 123-52.
- McCorison, Marcus A. "Isaiah Thomas, the American Antiquarian
and the Future." Vol. 91 (April 1981): 27-31.
- Reese, William S. "The Printers' First Fruits: An Exhibition of
Imprints, 1640-1742, from the Collections of the American Antiquarian
Vol. 99 (April 1989): 41-88.