Adopt-a-Book Update / Thank You Note

AAS President Ellen Dunlap speaks to attendees while Adopt-a-Book 2011 event organizer and curator of newspapers Vince Golden rests

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 proceeds will be used by AAS curators over the coming year to acquire new items for the collection.  We are deeply grateful to all who have so generously supported AAS’s collecting efforts!

AAS member Joycelyn Moody selects an item to adopt

If you have yet to adopt and would like to, there is still time to participate in this year’s Adopt-a-Book event.  The online 2011 Adopt-a-Book catalog has been fully updated to indicate which items have been adopted and by whom, and which items remain available for adoption.  A supplement describes 33 new items first made available for adoption at the March 29 event, so there is bound to be something of interest.  And if not, challenge us to find a recent acquisition meeting your adoption criteria and price range!

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David Whitesell

Curator of Books, American Antiquarian Society

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