Special Collections

Nantucket Atheneum
1 India Street
Nantucket MA , 02554
FAX: (508)228-1973
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Lincoln Thurber, Reference Librarian (508)228-1110 lthurber@nantucketatheneum.org
Hours: Tu 9:30AM-8:00PM W,Sa 9:30AM-5:00PM Th,F NOON-5:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  June 1-Septempber 30: M,W,Th,F,Sa 9:30AM-5:00PM Tu 9:30AM-8:00PM
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://www.clamsnet.org/
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Lincoln Thurber, Reference Librarian (508)228-1110 lthurber@nantucketatheneum.org
Collections: 7
Formats: 7 linear feet of manuscripts 24 linear feet of archives 100 linear feet of monographs 500 linear feet of newspapers maps 500 photographs 4 linear feet of pamphlets 250 volumes of realia/artifacts newspaper clippings microforms ships logs
Collection Description:
  Nantucket Collection (history and description of Nantucket Island)
Nantucket Atheneum Archives (from 1847)
China Trade Paintings
Scrimshaw Collection
Ship Models
Louis Davidson Photographs
Recovered Pamphlet Collection (19th century pamphlets)
Access: Parts of collection available by appointment only Access only in reading room, supervised All or part of the collection(s) not accessible
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff All photocopying done by staff
Loans: Parts of collection not available for loan