American Antiquarian Society, AAS, is a society and a research library and has substantial collections for early American history.

Hours of Operation

  • Mon, Tu, Th, Fri: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wed: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Online collections available to all are found at:


Onsite collections are vast and include:

  • Newspapers from 1690-1922 (digitized and available to AAS members)
  • Newspapers from the Caribbean and Bermuda, 1718-1876
  • Newspapers of Mexico and Panama
  • Canadian Newspapers of the 18th Century
  • Adventist Newspapers and Periodicals
  • Historical Periodicals, 1691-1876 (digitized and available to AAS members)
  • Genealogies
  • Almanacs
  • Bibles
  • Maps
  • Biographies
  • City Directories
  • Photos
  • Manuscripts, including Civil War documents, diaries, and more
  • Rhode Island Vital Records


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