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Providence Athenaeum records (Arch-002)

Providence Athenaeum

251 Benefit Street
Providence, RI, 02903
Tel: 401-421-6970
email: info@provath.org
website: www.provath.org

Inventory

Series 1. Administrative records

Container Description Date
Archives Closet 2, Box 1, Folder 1 Charter, Constitution, and By-Laws of the Providence Athenaeum
Contents Note: Published: Providence: Cranston & Hammond, 1831. 4 copies (1 bound; 3 softcover)

1831
Archives Closet 4, Shelf 1, Item 6 Charter, Constitution, and By-Laws of the Providence Athenaeum.
Contents Note: Printed at Cranston & Hammond's Office, in Union Buildings, 1831. 14 pages. Bound in Providence Athenaeum documents, 1831-1894.

1831
Archives Closet 2, Box 1, Folder 4 Charter, Constitutions, and By-Laws of The Providence Athenaeum
Contents Note: Published: Providence, R.I., printed at Cranston & Hammond's Office in Union Buildings, 1831. 14 pages.

Bound in a volume comprised of 3 sections, with manuscript title page "The Providence Athenaeum, 1899" and spine title "Athenaeum Constitutions, By-Laws, and Regulations from 1753". Pencilled call number: 027.2 P94C; the volume is date stamped Feb 25 1899. The bound volume includes materials from the Providence Library Company and the Providence Athenaeum established 1831 (in 1st section), and the Providence Athenaeum established 1836 (in 2nd section). At the end is a 3th section of additional blank pages for pasting in future documents.

1831
Archives Closet 2, Shelf 1, Item 1 Institution records Feb. 1831 to Nov. 1835 Providence Athenaeum
Contents Note: Spine title. Bound notebook with manuscript entries. Minutes of the first five annual meetings. Approx. 8-1/4 x 13 inches.

1831-1835
Archives Closet 1, Box 2, Folder 6 Providence Athenaeum letters, reports, etc.
Contents Note: Manuscript. 38 items.

1831 November 28 - 1835 November 30
Archives Closet 2, Box 1, Folder 6 Charter, Constitution, and By-Laws, of the Providence Athenaeum
Contents Note: Title from t.p. Bound notebook with manuscript entries. Includes Minutes of Trustees meetings dating July 1831-April 1836.

1831 July 20 - 1836 April 2
Archives Closet 2, Shelf 1, Item 6 Charter, Constitution, and By-Laws, of the Providence Athenaeum
Contents Note: Bound notebook with manuscript entries.

Minutes of Trustees (Board of Directors) meetings from July 1831-April 1836.

1831 July - 1836 April
Archives Closet 1, Box 2, Folder 5 Papers of the "Old Athena"
Contents Note: Manuscript. 42 items. Includes list of original subscribers and reports concerning the merger of the Athenaeum and the Providence Library Company (some written by John Russell Bartlett).

1831-1836

Series 2. Catalogs

Container Description Date
Archives Closet 2, Shelf 1, Item 1 Catalogue of the Providence Athenaeum Library
Contents Note: Catalog published 1833; bound in notebook entitled Institution Records Feb. 1831-Nov. 1835 Providence Athenaeum (a notebook with manuscript entries).

1833
Archives Closet 4, Shelf 1, Item 1 Catalogue of the Providence Athenaeum Library
Contents Note: Published: Providence, William Marshall & Co., 1833. Paper no binding. 107 pages.

1833
Archives Closet 4, Shelf 1, Item 6 Catalogue of the Providence Athenaeum Library
Contents Note: Published: Providence, William Marshall & Co. Printers, 1833. 67 pages.

1833

Series 3. Collection records

Container Description Date
Archives Closet 5, Shelf 1, Item 5 Librarian's records, Delivery Desk 1831-1836 Providence Athenaeum
Contents Note: Title from spine wrapper. Bound notebook with manuscript entries detailing circulation of books taken out by various members; approx. 8 x 13 inches, 300 pages.

1831-1836