Skip to main content

Annual Reports of the Boston Athenæum 1893-2014: Annual Report 2010The Reports of the Boston Athenæum (variously titled over the years), prepared annually, accounts and describes activities of each year, including financial matters, major gifts and/or purchases, additions and subtractions to the staff and board of trustees, general library statistics and other institutional activities. Beginning in the late nineteenth century, the reports were usually written by the Librarian/Director. In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, staff contributed statements about their departments, usually written by the head of the department. Some of the reports have photographs of the building and recently acquired collections for that year. Most notable is The Report for 1913, a year for major building construction at 10½. The breadth of information included in these reports from 1893 to the present illustrates the history of the Athenæum.

 

Librarians/Directors:
William Coolidge Lane, Librarian: 1893 - 1897
Charles Knowles Bolton, Librarian: 1898 - 1932
Elinor Gregory (Elinor Gregory Metcalf 1941), Librarian: 1933 - 1936
M.A. De Wolfe Howe, Director: 1933 -1937
Elinor Gregory (Elinor Gregory Metcalf 1941), Director and Librarian: 1937- 1946
Walter Muir Whitehill, Librarian: 1946; Director and Librarian: 1947- 1972
Rodney Armstrong, Director and Librarian: 1973 - 1996
Richard Wendorf, Stanford Calderwood Director and Librarian: 1997 - 2009
Paula D. Matthews, Stanford Calderwood Director and Librarian: 2009 - 2013
Elizabeth E. Barker, Ph.D., Stanford Calderwood Director: October 2014-

 

Carolle R. Morini
Caroline D. Bain Archivist and Reference Librarian

 

VIEW COLLECTION > > 

 
Select the collections to add or remove from your search
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
OK