Monthly Archives: April 2012

My Web AAS

Ever had your hand cramp up from filling out a whole stack of call slips? Or have you wondered, "What was that book I looked at last October? I'd love to see it again." (This question actually came up earlier this week and a colleague and I had to go through stacks ...

Talk about AAS Bicentennial History

Tomorrow, Thursday, April 19 - 7:30 p.m. "Celebrating the American Antiquarian Society, 1812-2012" Philip F. Gura Philip Gura, William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the author of the just-published bicentennial history of the American Antiquarian Society. He will tell ...

The Acquisitions Table: Tintypes and Ambrotype

Hollis Jubal Haven with American flag, tintype, 1861; Unidentified Civil War soldier with bayonet, ambrotype; and Albertina Haven Revere, tintype. Occasionally AAS visitors bring along objects they wish to donate to the Society. This autumn we had several visits from Dr. Christian W. Aussenheimer, a Worcester resident with connections to the Haven and Hoar families. ...

What’s in a Seal?, or A Seal for the Antiquarian

The Society has published two new books in this, its bicentennial year. The works are completely different and from the hands of different authors and designers, both of whom incorporated the Society’s seal on the back cover. With all this extra attention to this device, Abby Hutchinson, who edits the Society’s newsletter, Almanac, concluded that ...

History Lessons with Gordon Wood

Please join us for a special public lecture tomorrow night, Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. "Does History Teach Lessons?" Gordon S. Wood Was George Santayana correct when he said that "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it?" Come and find out with Gordon Wood who is the Alva O. Way ...

Children’s books today, Adopt-a-Book event tomorrow!

We hope to see you in the library in person tomorrow, Tuesday, April 3, at 6 p.m.  AAS's 5th annual Adopt-a-Book event will be an evening of food, drinks, original collection materials, and curatorial knowledge-sharing (although some of the preceeding are going to be kept separate from each other). You can browse the 2012 Adopt-A-Book Catalog to view the ...

April Fools: Adopt a Comic Newspaper

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AAS's fifth annual Adopt-A-Book event is only days away. We hope to see you in the library in person on Tuesday, April 3, at 6 p.m. In the meantime, you can browse the 2012 Adopt-A-Book Catalog to view the 150 items up for adoption, but remember 50 new items will be available that night. ...