Historic New England institutional records

Collection Type

  • Institutional records

Date

1910-2014

GUSN

GUSN-198151

Browse Collection

  • Historic New England institutional records (current record)

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

Descriptive Terms

historic preservation
historic houses
historic buildings
boards of trustees
administrative records
correspondence
legal documents
diaries
scrapbooks
promotional materials
publications
minutes
fliers (printed matter)

Physical Description

120 linear feet

Collection Code

IA001

Collection Name

Historic New England institutional records

Reference Code

IA001

Record Details

Originator

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (Agency)
Historic New England (Organization) (Agency)
Little, Bertram K., 1899-1993
Cummings, Abbott Lowell, 1923-
Coolidge, Nancy
Nylander, Jane C., 1938-
Nold, Carl R.
Appleton, William Sumner, 1874-1947

Material Type

administrative records
correspondence
legal documents
diaries
scrapbooks
promotional materials
publications
minutes
fliers (printed matter)

Subjects

bulletins

Description Level

Collection