Tag Archives: adopt-a-book

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 ...

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. ...

Adopt-a-Graphic Art!

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The fifth annual Adopt-A-Book event will be held on Tuesday, April 3, at 6 p.m. Browse the 2012 Adopt-A-Book Catalog to view the 150 items up for adoption.  Here are a few highlights still available for adoption from the Graphic Arts collections. 77. BIGGER IS BETTER! Adopt me for $250 A Mammoth newspaper! 10 ...

City Mouse and Country Mouse

With AAS’s annual Adopt-A-Book event right around the corner (read about last year’s event here), I thought I'd share another collection that will be up for adoption in April. The Sawyer brothers lived in Manchester, New Hampshire in the mid 19th century.  Brothers Joseph and Henry enjoyed life in the bustling city, and loved sharing their ...

Some things never change

Recently I’ve been going through some newly acquired diaries in our manuscript collection.  Randomly reading diary entries can prove to be very entertaining.  Sure, you could end up reading page after page of daily weather, or recaps of Sunday sermons, but once in a while you’ll find a gem.  Because so many diaries are straightforward ...

Adopt-a-Book Update / Thank You Note

More than 50 friends of AAS joined curators and staff at our 4th annual Adopt-a-Book event on Tuesday, March 29. By evening’s end, a new fundraising record had been set: so far 101 donors have pledged $18,175 in support of AAS’s acquisitions program by adopting 144 collection items!  All of the ...

Adopt-a-Book Tomorrow!: Extra Special Treats

Tomorrow night, Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 6 pm, the American Antiquarian Society’s long anticipated Adopt-a-Book event will be held at Antiquarian Hall (185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA).  While we hope you have enjoyed our recent series of posts previewing some of the items available for adoption, the actual event will be full of extra ...

Adopt-a-Book 2011, Part 8: Honor AND Adopt!

Today we conclude our second week of a series of posts that we hope will get you even more excited about the Society’s Adopt-a-Book event to be held at 6PM this coming Tuesday, March 29, 2011 in Antiquarian Hall. When we began this fund-raising effort a few years ago, we noticed that our adopters often would ...

Adopt-a-Book 2011, Part 6: An Update

Today our series of blog posts continues with an update on the Society’s Adopt-a-Book event, which will be held at 6pm on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. All of the items pictured in this post are still up for adoption (as of this morning). Those of you who follow the blog know that we have been ...

Adopt-a-Book 2011, Part 4: Song and Dance Man

Today we continue a series of blog posts highlighting items from our upcoming Adopt-a-Book event, slated for Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at 6PM in Antiquarian Hall.  You can read the entire  Adopt-a-Book 2011 catalog on the AAS website, where you will find descriptions of all 176 items up for adoption this year. Our fourth ...