American Antiquarian Society
The American Antiquarian Society, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, is both a learned society and national research library of pre-twentieth century American history and culture. Founded in 1812, it is the oldest historical society in the United States with a national focus. Its main building, known as Antiquarian Hall, is a U.S. National Historic Landmark in recognition of this legacy. The mission of the AAS is to collect, preserve and make available for study all printed records of what is now known as the United States of America. This includes materials from the first European settlement through the year 1876.
To increase collection of books relating to american history prior to 1876.
Conservation, cataloging and other - to preserve and catalog the society's collection of books, newspapers, manuscripts & graphic arts in conjunction with other research libraries.
Research and Publication$367k
To support fellowship program for 45 fellows, a publication department and other educational seminars.