"Gluttons for Books": John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Their Libraries
C-SPAN Video of the Adams and Jefferson Conference
Jefferson, Adams, and Religion—presented the morning of Saturday, June 27, 2009.
The Legacy of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams—presented the afternoon of Saturday, June 27, 2009.
Read about Adams and Jefferson Conference at the Boston Public Library in the Boston Globe
Article on Jefferson from the New York Times
Boston Public Library
Visit the John Adams Library website to explore the personal library of 2nd President John Adams and learn more about his remarkable life and extensive 3,500-volume collection.
Massachusetts Historical Society
The Massachusetts Historical Society is an independent research library that collects, preserves, makes accessible, and communicates manuscripts and other materials in order to promote the study of the history of Massachusetts and the nation—a mission it has pursued since 1791.
Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, Monticello
The dual purpose of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies is research and education—to foster Jefferson scholarship and to disseminate its findings. The activities of the Center are diverse and multidisciplinary. It is a residential site for individual Jefferson scholars and teachers, as well as a venue for lectures, seminars, and conferences.
Calendar of Events at Monticello
Adams National Historical Park
Adams National Historical Park tells the story of four generations of the Adams family (from 1720 to 1927). The park has two main sites: the Birthplaces of 2nd U.S. President John Adams and 6th U.S. President John Quincy Adams, and Peacefield including the “Old House,” home to four generations of the Adams family, and the Stone Library which contains more than 14,000 historic volumes.
American Antiquarian Society
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is an independent research library founded in 1812 in Worcester, Massachusetts. The library’s collections document the life of America’s people from the colonial era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Collections include books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, broadsides, manuscripts, music, graphic arts, and local histories.
Center for the Book, Library of Congress
At the urging of Librarian of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin, Congress established the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in 1977. The center’s purpose was to use the resources and prestige of the Library of Congress to stimulate public interest in books and reading. Through the years the center’s mission has expanded to include literacy and library promotion and encouraging the historical study of books, reading, and the printed word.
University of Virginia, Harrison Institute
The Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture is a University Library enterprise dedicated to bringing together faculty, students, and the public through programming and outreach. The Institute fosters scholarly collaboration and interdisciplinary discourse in its exhibitions, conferences, and symposia. Our visiting scholars program supports research associated with the Library’s extensive holdings, and engages a wider audience through lectures and readings.
Founded in 1984, Fulcrum Publishing is a Colorado-based publishing company editing, producing, and selling quality books to an international market. We publish to the trade in the fields of natural history and the environment, Native American writing, gardening, travel narratives and guide books, essays of place, history, biography and the world of ideas, books for children, parents, librarians and teachers.