Friday, July 15, 2016

The American Antiquarian Society - A Great Find!

This post was originally dated July 15, 2016, but I am just seeing it in my drafts folder, so apparently, I never hit "Publish"!  Ooops!!

Hellllooooo! I haven't posted here in a long while, but I want to share info about this web site I ran across, quite by accident, as widely as possible!  I originally posted this on Facebook, but because I think I have some (a few) followers, here, who aren't connected to me on social media, I want to cover this "base", also.  So here's what was posted:

As a result doing a search for a friend, today, I ran across this absolutely AWESOME site that I never knew existed. Since I've "been around" for a while, and have never heard of the "American Antiquarian Society" or its AWESOME, RICH website! If you're seeking information 1876 or before,this site is a GOLDMINE of information! It's like its own Archives! Here's the description from the site.
"Founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas, the American Antiquarian Society is both a learned society and a major independent research library. The AAS library today houses the largest and most accessible collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, periodicals, music, and graphic arts material printed through 1876 in what is now the United States, as well as manuscripts and a substantial collection of secondary texts, bibliographies, and digital resources and reference works related to all aspects of American history and culture before the twentieth century. AAS was presented with the 2013 National Humanities Medal by President Obama in a ceremony at the White House."
Fellow researchers, you'll want to check this out! (And, if I'm "late" and everyone else already knows about this one.... sorry!)

This site is pretty awesome (as I said above). I everyone to take a look!