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Providence Athenaeum annual reports (Arch-004)

Providence Athenaeum

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

Inventory

Series 1. Published annual reports (unbound), 1837 to present

Subseries 1.1. Published annual reports (unbound) in Archives Closet 6
2 items

Container Description Date
Archives Closet 6, Box 1, Folder 3 1837 (No. 1-2)
Contents Note: First and Second annual reports, as printed in the Providence Morning Courier, 1837 March 29 and October 3.
1837

Subseries 1.2. Published annual reports (unbound) in Isham Room
9 boxes

Container Description Date
Isham Shelf 4, Box 1 1840-1864 (Nos. 3-29)
Contents Note: Unbound.
1840-1864
Isham Shelf 4, Box 2 1864-1883 (Nos. 30-48)
Contents Note: Unbound.
1865-1883
Isham Shelf 4, Box 3 1884-1898 (Nos. 49-63)
Contents Note: Unbound.
1884-1898
Isham Shelf 4, Box 4 1899-1916 (Nos. 64-81)
Contents Note: Unbound. The 1908 report includes Mr. Stone's resignation. The 1911 report has images of the Athenaeum (a photograph) and Arcade building (from a print) "with a history of the Providence Library Company, 1753-1836, the old Providence Athenaeum, 1831-1836, and the Providence Athenaeum, 1836-1911".
1899-1916
Isham Shelf 4, Box 5 1917-1948 (Nos. 82-113)
Contents Note: The 1918 (93rd) report is a photocopy only. The 1919 report contains the Constitution. The 1922 ((87th) report is a photocopy only. Some conjoined reports were published together: 1932-1933 (97th and 98th), 1934-1935 (99th and 100th), 1936-1937 (101th and 102nd), 1939-1940 (104th and 105th), 1941-1942, 1943-1944, 1945-1946, 1947-1948.
1917-1948
Isham Shelf 4, Box 6 1949-1963, 1975-1985 (Nos. 114-141 and unnumbered)
Contents Note: Between 1949-1954 reports were published in pairs : 1949-1950, 1951-1952, 1953-1954. Reports for the 6 years from 1955-1960 (120th-125th) were published together; reports for the 3 years from 1961-1963 (126th-128th) were published together. There were no annual reports issues from 1964-1974. Annual reports resume for the years 1975, 1976, 1978, and 1979. Annual report for year ending 1976 is last one numbered (141st). No annual report was published in 1977. The 1979 annual report covers September 1, 1978 through August 31, 1979. The 1980-1983 reports are "for the year ending August 31".
1949-1985
Isham Shelf 4, Box 7 1986-1996 (Unnumbered)
Contents Note: 1986-1989 reports are for the 12 months ending August 31. Beginning with 1994 report "The Providence Athenaeum has changed its fiscal year to run concurrently with the calendar year … December 31." The report for 1996 has Part I (activity reports) and Part II ("Financial Statement and Donor Reports"). No report was published in Fall 1997 due to a change in the fiscal year.
1986-1996
Isham Shelf 4, Box 8 1998-2016 (Unnumbered)
Contents Note: The 1998 and 1999 annual reports are included in The Owl and the 2002 and 2003 annual Reports are included in The Universal Penman. The 2004 report is a draft version only. The 2007-2016 reports are for 12 months ending June 30.
1998-2016
Isham Shelf 4, Box 9 2017-2018
2017-2018

Series 2. Published annual reports (bound sets), 1837-1985

Subseries 2.1. Published annual reports (bound sets ) in Philbrick Reference
7 volumes

Container Description Date
Philbrick Reference , Item 1 1837-1860 (Nos. 1-25)
1837-1860
Philbrick Reference , Item 2 1861-1885 (No. 26-50)
1861-1885
Philbrick Reference , Item 3 1886-1910 (Nos. 51-75)
Contents Note: The 1886 report (51st) "with a sketch of the history of the institution from 1836 to 1886, the 50th anniversary of its incorporation". Lists of officers 1836-1886.
1886-1910
Philbrick Reference , Item 4 1911-1920 (Nos. 76-85)
1911-1920
Philbrick Reference , Item 5 1921-1930 (Nos. 86-95)
1921-1930
Philbrick Reference , Item 6 1931-1960 (Nos. 96-125)
Contents Note: During 1931-1960, reports were published two years at a time, with the exception of 1931 and 1938, and the 1955-1960 publication of six years of annual reports.
1931-1960
Philbrick Reference , Item 7 1960-1963 (Nos. 126-128); 1970-1985 (Nos. 136-142 & Unnumbered)
Contents Note: Reports for 1964-1970 were never printed. The 1977 report is the last one published with a number (No. 142).
1960-1985

Subseries 2.2. Published annual reports (bound sets) in Archives Closet 6
15 volumes

Container Description Date
Archives Closet 6, Shelf 2, Item 1 1837-1910 (Nos. 1-75)
Contents Note: Bound in 4 volumes.
1837-1910
Archives Closet 6, Shelf 2, Item 2 1837-1935 (Nos. 1-100)
Contents Note: Bound in 8 volumes.
1837-1935
Archives Closet 6, Shelf 2, Item 3 1837-1860 (Nos. 1-25)
1837-1860
Archives Closet 6, Shelf 2, Item 4 1911-1925 (Nos. 76-90)
Contents Note: The 1911 report has images of the Athenaeum (a photograph) and Arcade building (from a print) "with a history of the Providence Library Company, 1753-1836, the old Providence Athenaeum, 1831-1836, and the Providence Athenaeum, 1836-1911".
1911-1925
Archives Closet 6, Shelf 2, Item 5 1970-1985 (Nos. 136-142 & Unnumbered)
Contents Note: The 1977 report (No. 142) is the last one published with a number.
1970-1985

Series 3. Manuscript and typescript annual reports, 1837-1981

Container Description Date
Archives Closet 6, Box 1, Folder 2 1st-2nd annual reports
2 items
Contents Note: First and Second annual reports (1837). Manuscript
1837
Archives Closet 2, Box 2, Folder 1 Annual reports, 1837-1851
9 items
Contents Note: Nine annual reports: 1837 (1st), 1840 (5th), 1841 (6th), 1843 (8th), 1845 (10th), 1847 (12th), 1849 (14th), 1850 (15th).], 1951 (16th). Manuscript (folded paper).
1837-1851
Archives Closet 2, Box 2, Folder 2 7th annual report, 1842
1 item
Contents Note: One annual report: 1842 (7th) "submitted September 25th, 1842". Manuscript (loose-leaf notebook)
1842
Archives Closet 2, Box 2, Folder 3 Annual reports, 1852-1856, 1857-1859
7 items
Contents Note: Seven annual reports: 1852-1856 (17th-21st) and 1857-1858 (23rd-24th), plus "historical sketch published with the Catalogue in 1853, written by Sam'l W. Peckham, some of the material published by H.T. Beckwith". Lacks 1857 (22nd) report. Manuscript (folded paper).
1852-1859
Archives Closet 2, Shelf 1, Item 3 Annual reports, 1854-1879
26 items in 1 notebook
Contents Note: Twenty-six annual reports: 1854-1879 (19th-44th). In manuscript notebook entitled "Corporation Journal 1854-1879 Providence Athenaeum". Lists of donors included in most of the Annual Reports.
1854-1879
Archives Closet 2, Shelf 1, Item 4 Annual reports, 1880-1920
41 items in 1 notebook
Contents Note: Forty-one annual reports: 1880-1920 (45th-85th). In manuscript notebook entitled "Providence Athenaeum Corporation Journal 1880-1920". Fifty-first Annual Report (1886) contains a summary of catalogues and donations since 1836.
1880-1920
Archives Closet 6, Shelf 1, Group 1 Annual reports, 1912-1935
35 items
Contents Note: Unbound typescript.
1912-1935
Archives Closet 6, Shelf 1, Group 2 Annual reports, 1936-1963
37 items
Contents Note: Unbound typescript.
1936-1963
Archives Closet 6, Shelf 1, Group 3 Annual reports, 1964-1981
25 items
Contents Note: Unbound typescript. Lacking: 1969, 1970. No reports were subsequently printed for 1964-1969.
1964-1981

Series 4. Lists of writers of annual reports, 1837-1907, 1911-1930
2 items
Additional lists of writers are found at the beginning of various bound volumes of annual reports in this collection.

Container Description Date
Archives Closet 6, Box 1, Folder 8 List of writers of the Annual Reports of the Providence Athenaeum, 1837-1907
1 typescript sheet.
Contents Note: Lists Annual Report writers from 1837-1907.
1907?
Archives Closet 6, Box 1, Folder 8 Writers of the 76th - 95th Annual reports
1 handwritten sheet.
Contents Note: Lists Annual Report writers from 1911-1930.
1930?