Every day we lose incalculable amounts of history due to books being out of print, primary sources on microfilm, wax cylinders, and other inaccessible technologies deteriorating beyond retrieval.
The Hutchings Museum Institute Library works to digitize and make available for researchers, explorers of history, and the curious, many of these books and documents from our extensive archives.
This process protects these rare and out-of-print books and documents from being handled which leads to further deterioration. (Access will still be granted upon request on location with advanced notice).
We will continue to digitize these items, with the help of volunteers, interns, and staff. They will be added here as they become available.
We look forward to making our private collection of rare books and documents available to anyone, anywhere, at no cost.
Exploring the Past | Creating the Future
The Hutchings Museum Institute Library is a member of the American Library Association which (ALA) is a nonprofit organization based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. It is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 57,000 members.