Research at the MHS

Overview of Library Collections

Descriptions of manuscripts, printed materials, works of art, photographs and artifacts in the collections of the MHS.

Visiting the Library

An overview of policies and procedures for researchers wanting access to materials held by the MHS library.

ABIGAIL Online Catalog
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Official title: ABIGAIL Online Catalog

ABIGAIL is the Massachusetts Historical Society's online catalog and contains records for manuscript collections, books and other printed materials, photograph collections and works of art. ABIGAIL (which stands for Automated Bibliographic Information Gateway And Internet Link) will eventually provide access to all of the MHS's collections, but it is a work in progress.

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Search the MHS online library catalog.

Guides to Collections
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Official title: Finding Aids

Browse or search narrative descriptions of the context, arrangement, and contents of many manuscript and photograph collections. More of these guides (also called finding aids) are continually being created as collections are fully processed. Finding aids not yet accessible online are available in the Society's Reading Room.

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Browse or search narrative descriptions of many manuscript and photograph collections at the MHS.

MHS Fellowship Programs

Information about funding opportunities to conduct research at the MHS.

MHS Collections Online

A list of the Society's collections available online.

Adams Resources at the MHS

A list of resources related to the Adams family and their papers on the Society's website.

Publications

A list of books and periodicals published by the MHS.

List of The Adams Papers Volumes in Print
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Information about the more than forty volumes in four series published by the Adams Papers editorial project. These volumes are available from the Harvard University Press.

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Information about the more than forty volumes in four series published by the Adams Papers editorial project.