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Title:
Inquire within : a social history of the Providence Athenaeum since 1753
Author:
Lancaster, Jane, 1945-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Providence, RI : The Providence Athenaeum, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xxxvi, 219 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits, facsimiles ; 28 cm
General Note:
"Design: Malcolm Grear Designers"--t.p. verso.
Language:
English
Contents:
A collection of usefull and edifying books, 1753-1831 -- Decline and rebirth, 1831-1835 -- The Athenaeum in Providence, 1836-1849 -- Victorian grandeur, 1850-1895 -- A home library, larger and better arranged, 1895-1970 -- Freeing the spirit of the Athenaeum, 1970-2003.
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ISBN:
9780972410908

9780972410915
Format :
Book

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Central Library Z733 .P964 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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An outstanding and detailed history depicting the various ways in which this important historic and influential library helped to shape the American experience. The Providence Athenaeum, celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2003, continues to play a significant role in defining the cultural, intellectual and social life of Rhode Island and southern New England. Having withstood numerous wars, depressions and prosperity alike, this magnificent library is one of the oldest such institutions this side of the Atlantic. And as historic as it may be, it remains a growing, changing institution, attracting exceptional people and exceptional collections. Karen Philippi's photography and Malcolm Grear's visually stunning design compels the reader to rediscover the hidden treasures housed within the Athenaeum's walls. Beautifully illustrated in black and white and color. Published by The Providence Athenaeum and distributed by Oak Knoll Press.


Summary

An outstanding and detailed history depicting the various ways in which this important historic and influential library helped to shape the American experience. The Providence Athenaeum, celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2003, continues to play a significant role in defining the cultural, intellectual and social life of Rhode Island and southern New England. Having withstood numerous wars, depressions and prosperity alike, this magnificent library is one of the oldest such institutions this side of the Atlantic. And as historic as it may be, it remains a growing, changing institution, attracting exceptional people and exceptional collections. Karen Philippi's photography and Malcolm Grear's visually stunning design compels the reader to rediscover the hidden treasures housed within the Athenaeum's walls. Beautifully illustrated in black and white and color. Published by The Providence Athenaeum and distributed by Oak Knoll Press.


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