Monday, March 19, 2012

Happy Bicentennial American Antiquarian Society

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) in Worcester, MA is celebrating its bicentennial this year. The AAS is an independent research library that focuses on the history of our country from 1640 to 1876.  The gift acknowledgement shown above was signed by AAS Librarian Clarence S. Brigham on October 9, 1924. Brigham became Librarian in 1908 and retired in 1959 after 51 years in that capacity. He transformed the library into one of the preeminent historical institutions in the United States. A postcard of the AAS building is shown below. It was built in 1908. A brief history of the AAS is located HERE.

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