Author Archives: Elizabeth Watts Pope

About Elizabeth Watts Pope

Curator of Books, American Antiquarian Society

Historical Re-gifting: Adopt a Gift Book!

Jan 1/1846 A friend how sweet that sacred sound It sheds a heavenly music round Which falls with pleasure on the ear To cheer us while we tarry here. A friend Dedicatory poems like the one quoted above appear in many of the gift books in the American Antiquarian Society's collections. This particular inscription is in AAS's copy of The ...

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 ...

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 ...

National Award and Standing Ovation for AAS’s Philip Lampi

The first ever Chairman's Commendation from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) was awarded to AAS staff member Philip J. Lampi in a ceremony yesterday afternoon.  Local politicians, current and former AAS staff, and some of Lampi's many friends and colleagues gathered to honor his lifetime of research into early American election returns. Learn more by reading: the front ...