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Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston MA , 02215
Phone: (617)536-1608
FAX: (617)859-0074
WWW Page: http://www.masshist.org
General email:
  masshist@masshist.org
Institution Contact(s):
  Elaine Grublin, Reference Librarian (617)646-0509 egrublin@masshist.org
Hours: M,Tu,W,F 9:00AM-4:45PM Th 9:00AM-7:45PM Sat 9:00AM-4:00PM
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://www.masshist.org/library/abigail.cfm
Other Services:
  Information on hotel/housing accommodations Coat room/lockers
Monographs: Catalogue of books in the Massachusetts Historical Library: an annotated edition of the 1796 library catalogue of the Massachusetts Historical Society Witness to America's past: two centuries of collecting by the Massachusetts Historical Society The Battle of Bunker Hill Massachusetts paper money, 1690-1780: the collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society New-Englands rarities discovered: facsimile of the 1672 edition Paul Revere's three accounts of his famous ride The power of her sympathy: the autobiography and journal of Catharine Maria Sedgwick We fight for freedom: Massachusetts, African Americans, and the Civil War American Unitarianism, 1805-1865 Entrepreneurs : the Boston business community, 1700-1850 John Adams and the founding of the Republic Massachusetts and the new nation Puritanism: transatlantic perspectives on a seventeenth-century Anglo-American faith Transient and permanent: the Transcendentalist Movement and its contexts
Monographic Series:
  Collections (Series) New England Women's Diaries Project Sibley's Harvard Graduates The Adams papers The Winthrop papers
Journals: M.H.S. Miscellany Massachusetts Historical Review
Bibliographic Utility:
  OCLC/NELINET
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Elaine Grublin, Reference Librarian (617)646-0509 egrublin@masshist.org
FAX: (617)859-0074
Collections: 4000
Formats: 12,000,000 manuscripts archives 200,000 monographs newspapers 500 maps 115,000 photographs 25,000 pamphlets 10,000 ephemera 6,000 prints
Collection Description:
  Massachusetts Historical Society Collections (Finding Aid)
Object of the Month (Images)
Object of the Month Archive (Images)
Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive (Images)
Diaries of John Quincy Adams (Images)
Thomas Jefferson Papers: An Electronic Archive (Images)
Battle of Bunker Hill (exhibition) (Images)
Maps of the French and Indian War (exhibition) (Images)
Atkins family photographs (exhibition) (Images)
The photography of Francis Blake (exhibition) (Images)
1154 Boylston St. in photographs (exhibition) (Images)
John Quincy Adams: One President's Adolescence (curriculum) (Images)
Access: Parts of collection available by appointment only Photo ID required Access only in reading room, supervised All or part of the collection(s) not accessible
Copying: All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders
Loans: Loans for exhibits only Only microfilm copies lent
Finding Guides Available:
  Guides for manuscript collection Guide to photographic collection
Directions: FROM THE NORTH (I-93): Take I-93 to the Storrow Drive exit. Follow Storrow Drive to the Fenway exit and take the hard left marked with a small sign for Fenway Park. At the lights, turn left, following the sign for Boylston Street inbound / Massachusetts Avenue. Go through the next intersection / set of lights (Boylston Street and the Fens): the MHS is now immediately on your right. To proceed to Pilgrim Parking, pass the MHS, drive ahead three blocks (you will pass Hemenway Street and Massachusetts Avenue), and turn right immediately before Hynes Auditorium onto Dalton Street. The parking garage is on your right. FROM THE WEST: FROM RTE. 90, MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE: Take Exit 22 (Prudential Center), which empties onto Huntington Avenue. The Prudential Center will be on your right. Take the first right at the lights onto Belvidere Street. To proceed to Pilgrim Parking garage, take Belvidere Street past the Sheraton Hotel and turn right onto Dalton Street. The garage is on your left. To go directly to the MHS, continue on Belvidere Street to the intersection with Massachusetts Avenue. Cross Massachusetts Avenue at the light, which takes you onto Haviland Street. Haviland ends at Hemenway Street, where you must turn right. At the intersection of Hemenway and Boylston streets, turn left. The MHS is on your left at the end of that short block. FROM RTE. 9: Proceed east on Route 9, which becomes Huntington Avenue when you enter Boston from Brookline. Follow Huntington to the intersection after the Christian Science complex and just before the Colonnade Hotel; turn left onto Belvidere Street (it is West Newton Street on your right). To proceed to Pilgrim Parking, take Belvidere Street past the Sheraton Hotel and turn right onto Dalton Street. The garage is on your left. To go directly to the MHS, continue on Belvidere Street to the intersection with Massachasetts Avenue. Cross Massachusetts Avenue at the light, which takes you onto Haviland Street. Haviland ends at Hemenway Street, where you must turn right. At the intersection of Hemenway and Boylston streets, turn left. The MHS is on your left at the end of that short block. FROM THE SOUTH: Take Exit 19 to East Berkeley Street. At the intersection with Tremont Street, proceed ahead and bear to the right at the Berkeley / Warren fork. Continue up Berkeley Street, passing Columbus, Stuart, St. James, and Boylston streets. Take a left onto Newbury Street and follow it for approximately five blocks; turn left onto Massachusetts Avenue. To go directly to the MHS, take your next right onto Boylston Street. The Society will be two blocks down on your left. To go to Pilgrim Parking, turn left onto Boylston Street from Massachusetts Avenue. Proceed one block to Dalton Street, which is the right immediately before Hynes Auditorium. Pilgrim Parking is on your left. WALKING FROM PILGRIM PARKING TO THE MHS: Turn left on Dalton Street, heading one block up to Boylston Street (you should be looking at the ICA). Turn left onto Boylston Street, walk down past the Berklee Performance Center, Massachusetts Avenue, and Hemenway Street. The MHS is on your left at the end of the next block. DIRECTIONS BY MBTA: The Hynes Convention Center / ICA stop on the Green Line is available from every Green Line trolley except E / Arborway. Once you have arrived at the Hynes / ICA stop, exit the station at the Massachusetts Avenue door, turn left onto the street (you will be crossing the bridge over the Massachusetts Turnpike). At the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Boylston Street, turn right onto Boylston Street and proceed for two blocks, passing Hemenway Street. The MHS is on your left at the end of the next block.
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