At the core of AAS's mission are the challenges of preserving and expanding the library's unmatched collections of Americana, and of serving the people who use them. Please make a tax-deductible gift to support our daily work and our commitment to making the collections accessible to everybody!

Checks should be mailed to the American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609-1634.

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In Memoriam
Give a gift in honor of William Sherman Reese (1955-2018).
Make a Special Gift
Please consider making a special gift for a specific purpose or in honor of a birthday, anniversary, or event.
Isaiah Thomas Society ($1,000 or more)
Isaiah ThomasAlong with all benefits given to Friends and George Bancroft Society donors, donors at this level are invited to the Annual Meeting and can host an event at the Goddard-Daniels House. New participants at this level also receive a commemorative AAS scarf or tie.


George Bancroft Society ($250-$999)
George BancroftAlong with all benefits given to Friends, donors at this level are offered a private tour with an AAS staff member, and are invited to the Semiannual Meeting.



Friends ($1-$249)
C.C. BaldwinFriends are recognized in AAS’s Annual Report and receive the Annual Report, Almanac, and advance invitations to public programs.
Esther Forbes Society (Legacy Program)
People who indicate they have made provisions for the AAS in their estates become members of the Esther Forbes Society. Members of the Esther Forbes Society are recognized in the Annual Report and are invited to connect with each other during special gatherings such as lectures, tours, or luncheons. Legacy gifts have been crucial to the flourishing of the Society since Isaiah Thomas bequeathed his library and funds to the Society. Please click here for more information.


Third Century Scholars’ Fund
The Third Century Scholars’ Fund supports a wide array of scholarly activities at the American Antiquarian Society. The fund helps enable the Society to develop new kinds of fellowships, such as collaborative workshops and remote “digital” fellowships. More information


Gifts of Stock
One of the most advantageous ways to contribute to the Society is via a gift of stock or other securities, such as bonds or mutual funds. If your stock is held in a brokerage account, your broker can transfer your gift to us electronically. Unfortunately, with electronic transfers, we do not receive any information that identifies you as the donor. It is therefore essential that you or your broker notify us directly so that we can assure that your gift is properly acknowledged for your tax purposes. Notifications, including the name and address of the donor, name of the security, and number of shares, should be sent to or one may call (508) 471-2162 with the information.


Give a Collection
Thank you for considering donating items to AAS! Our collections have been augmented by almost 200 years of generous donations, and our curators are always excited about adding more gifts to their collections. If your item was printed prior to 1877 in what became the United States or Canada, chances are it is either a "have" or a "want" - anything we do not already have, we want! To find out if your item is just what AAS has been looking for, please contact Megan Fraser, Marcus A. McCorison Librarian, at


With questions or for more information contact Anne Davenport at


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