American Antiquarian Society

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American Antiquarian Society
American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Mass.

Contact Information



185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1634

Telephone:[1]  508-755-5221
Fax:  508-753-3311

Hours and holidays:[1]  Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.;Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.;Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed on legal holidays.

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Internet sites and databases:

  • [American Antiquarian Society] (Internet site) including library collections, programs, and events.
  • Repository catalog online.
  • Repository database.
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Collection Description

A national research library of American history, literature, and culture through 1876. The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) library houses the largest and most accessible collection of printed materials from first contact through 1876 in what is now the United States, the West Indies and parts of Canada.




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