Support AAS

Book in book cradleAt the core of AAS's mission are the challenges of preserving and expanding the library's unmatched collections of Americana, and of serving the people who use them. Please make a tax-deductible gift to support our daily work and our commitment to making the collections accessible to everybody!




The Annual Fund

Annual fundPlease make a tax-deductible gift to support our daily work and our commitment to making the collections accessible to everybody!

Donate to the Annual Fund


Safeguarding the American Story Campaign

Campaign imagesJoin the Safeguarding the American Story Campaign to expand Antiquarian Hall and provide new infrastructure to preserve its renowned collections for use by the public for generations to come.

Donate to the Campaign


Specific Fellowship Funds

Support Van Winkle FellowshipThe Kate Van Winkle Keller Fellowship for Research in Early American Music and Dance supports research at AAS for scholars at all levels (graduate student to senior scholar) engaged in scholarly research and writing on American music or dance, which must be appropriate to research collections at the AAS. Read more information

Donate to the Kate Van Winkle Keller Fellowship Fund

Support scholars fundThe Third Century Scholars’ Fund supports a wide array of scholarly activities at the American Antiquarian Society. The fund helps enable the Society to develop new kinds of fellowships, such as collaborative workshops and remote “digital” fellowships. Read more information

Donate to the Third Century Scholars Fund


Other Ways to Give

Esther Forbes Society (Legacy Program)

Esther ForbesPeople who indicate they have made provisions for the AAS in their estates become members of the Esther Forbes Society. Members of the Esther Forbes Society are recognized in the Annual Report and are invited to connect with each other during special gatherings such as lectures, tours, or luncheons. Legacy gifts have been crucial to the flourishing of the Society since Isaiah Thomas bequeathed his library and funds to the Society. Read more information.



Give a Collection

Give a collection Thank you for considering donating items to AAS! Our collections have been augmented by almost 200 years of generous donations, and our curators are always excited about adding more gifts to their collections. If your item was printed prior to 1877 in what became the United States or Canada, chances are it is either a "have" or a "want" - anything we do not already have, we want! To find out if your item is just what AAS has been looking for, please contact Lauren B. Hewes, Chief Curator at



Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stockOne of the most advantageous ways to contribute to the Society is via a gift of stock or other securities, such as bonds or mutual funds. If your stock is held in a brokerage account, your broker can transfer your gift to us electronically. Unfortunately, with electronic transfers, we do not receive any information that identifies you as the donor. It is therefore essential that you or your broker notify us directly so that we can assure that your gift is properly acknowledged for your tax purposes. Notifications, including the name and address of the donor, name of the security, and number of shares, should be sent to or one may call (508) 471-2162 with the information.



Opportunities to volunteer in the library, outreach, and administration departments are available at times.



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