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Historic New England institutional records

IA001 (RS87586)

Description

"Our New England antiquities are fast disappearing...The situation requires aggressive action by a large and strong society, which shall...act instantly whenever needed to lead in the preservation of noteworthy buildings and historic sites." With these stirring words, in April 1910, William Sumner Appleton and seventeen colleagues founded the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, known today as Historic New England, to preserve and to present the cultural and architectural heritage of New England. The houses, landscapes, farms, furnishings, paintings, clothing, implements, architectural drawings, documents, photographs, books, periodicals, and the other myriad materials accumulated in a century shed light on the lives of New Englanders from the seventeenth century to the present.The history of the organization is recorded in a variety of documents:The minutes of Trustees' meetingsExecutive Committee minutesBy-lawsMembership record booksRecords related to the history, acquisition, and maintenance of Historic New England propertiesLegal documents and other materialsAccessions filesCorrespondenceFiles of sample promotional materials, appeals, tickets, and morePapers of the directors and presidents: Bertram K. Little, Abbott Lowell Cummings, Nancy Coolidge, Jane C. Nylander, Carl R. NoldIn addition to the organizational records, holdings also include William Sumner Appleton's scrapbooks and diaries.

Details

Collection Name
Historic New England institutional records
Collection Code
IA001
Dates
1910-2014
Physical Description
120 linear feet
Collection Type
Institutional Archives
Description Level
Collection
GUSN
198151
Reference Code
IA001

Record details

Originator
Appleton, William Sumner, 1874-1947
Coolidge, Nancy
Cummings, Abbott Lowell, 1923-
Historic New England (Organization) (Agency)
Little, Bertram K., 1899-1993
Nold, Carl R.
Nylander, Jane C., 1938-
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (Agency)
Descriptive Terms
boards of trustees
historic buildings
historic houses
historic preservation
Material Type
administrative records
correspondence
diaries
fliers (printed matter)
legal documents
minutes
promotional materials
publications
scrapbooks
Subjects
bulletins

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