Participating Libraries

 


American Philosophical Society

Founded in 1743, The American Philosophical Society Library is a major national centre for research in the history of the sciences, medicine and technology. It houses over 350,000 volumes and bound periodicals, 11 million manuscripts, 250,000 images and thousands of hours of audio tape.

 


 

Boston Athenaeum

The Boston Athenæum first opened in 1807. With more than 600,000 titles in its book collection, it functions as a public library for many of its members, while the Special Collections include maps, manuscripts, rare books, prints and photographs, paintings and sculpture, and archival materials.



Bridgeman Art Library

The Bridgeman Art Library, founded in 1972, works with worldwide museums, galleries, collections and artists to provide a central resource of fine art and archive footage for reproduction.

 


 

California Historical Society

The California Historical Society originally started in 1871, and has since been reborn on several occasions, merging with other societies and obtaining new collections along the way. It now has a collection that comprises a diverse body of materials documenting the history of California.

 


 

Hagley Museum and Library

Hagley Museum and Library charts the history of American business, technology and innovation, and its impact on the world. The library collections include individuals' papers and companies' records ranging from eighteenth-century merchants to modern telecommunications.

 


 

Hawaiian Historical Society

The Hawaiian Historical Society was organized in January 1892. Today, the main strength of its library is on the history of Hawai'i and the Pacific in the nineteenth century. It has collections of early voyages and travels, Hawaiian-language imprints and newspapers published in Hawai'i.

 


 

Massachusetts Historical Society

Founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society is an independent research library containing valuable resources for American history, life and culture. Its collections tell the story of America through millions of rare and unique documents and artefacts.

 


 

Nantucket Historical Association

The Nantucket Historical Association Research Library is a repository of primary resources focusing on Nantucket history. Its collections contain more than 5,000 volumes and 50,000 photographs, as well as archival documents such as ship's logs, account books, family papers and scrapbooks.

 


 

Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum

Tracing its history back to the 1799 founding of the East India Marine Society, the Peabody Essex Museum still retains a global outlook. The collections of the Phillips Library consist of manuscripts, books, pamphlets, newspapers and documents created for personal, business, legal, artistic, didactic and scholarly use.

 


 

University of Alberta

The University of Alberta Libraries support teaching and research, and provide information resources for the University community as well as the general public. As the repository of one of the major Canadian research collections, the Libraries also serve the needs of regional, national and international communities.

 


 

University of British Columbia

The University of British Colombia Library is a leading institution in North America ranked 14th by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). The Library has 15 branches and divisions, including on- and off-campus locations, and houses nearly 6.5 million volumes, as well as microforms, maps, audio, visual and graphic materials.

 


 

University of California, San Diego

The University of California, San Diego Library provides access to more than 7 million items, including digital and print volumes, journals and multimedia materials to meet the knowledge demands of scholars, students and members of the public.

 


 

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Founded by Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur is a museum of American decorative arts. The library was established in 1952 for the benefit of staff, students, and the general public. Since then it has become a recognized research centre for advanced study and is dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of America's artistic, cultural, social and intellectual history.