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The American Association of Museums' website contains timely articles on issues that affect the museum community. Some of the current topics covered include: digital imaging, ADA design, and the Mars Millennium project. MONH is an institutional member of the AAM. Museum News, Aviso and the Annual Meeting Program are available in the library.
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Recent Acquisitions:

Schaffner, Cynthia. American Painted Furniture. N.Y.: Clarkson Potter ; 1997

Illinois Jacquard Coverlets and Weavers : End of a Legacy. Peoria, Ill.: Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, 1999

Fox, William. Lodge of the Double-Headed Eagle : Two Centuries of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in America's Southern Jurisdiction. [Fayetteville, Ark.]: University of Arkansas Press, 1997

Gottesman, Rita S. The Arts & Crafts in New York 1726-1776 : Advertisements and News Items from New York City Newspapers. N.Y.: New York Historical Society 1938
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Museum Publications: 1999

Robertson, Cheryl. Frank Lloyd Wright and George Mann Niedecken : Prairie School Collaborators. Lexington, Mass.: Milwaukee Art Museum and the Museum of Our National Heritage, 1999

Barbara J. Mitnick, ed. George Washington : American Symbol. N.Y.: Hudson Hills Press (in association with) The Museums at Stony Brook and the Museum of Our National Heritage, 1999
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About the Library:

The Van Gorden-Williams Library is dedicated to John H. Van Gorden, 33, and Louis L. Williams, 33, two Masonic scholars who made substantial contributions to the study of Freemasonry in the United States.

Holdings of the library and archives cover the history of:

  • Freemasonry in the United States, including local, state, regional, and national Masonic bodies
  • The Supreme Council of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States
  • Masonic organizations throughout the world
  • Other fraternal organizations

The American history and decorative arts collections provide background information for research needs of scholars and the museum professional staff.

Visitors are welcome to browse in the Reading Room. Since the stacks are closed to the public, library staff will retrieve any requested materials for researchers to use in the library. Please ask for help at the Reference Desk.
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Library Staff:

  • Nancy Wilson, Librarian
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  • Catherine Swanson, Archivist
  • x 116
  • Helaine Davis, Public Services
  • x 125
  • Julie Triessl, Serials Librarian
  • x 155
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