Apprentices Library Company of Philadelphia records

Apprentices Library was the first free circulating library in America, founded in 1820. The records include: minute books of the Board of Managers, 1834-1937; minutes of the Committee on Attendance, 1830; minutes of the Committee for a Girls Library, 1842-1847; minutes of the Library Committee, 185...

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Corporate Author: Apprentices’ Library Company of Philadelphia (Creator)
Collection:Apprentices Library Company of Philadelphia Records
Collection Number:1449A
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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Physical Description: 4.0 Linear feet 4 linear feet, 3 boxes, 24 volumes
Summary: Apprentices Library was the first free circulating library in America, founded in 1820. The records include: minute books of the Board of Managers, 1834-1937; minutes of the Committee on Attendance, 1830; minutes of the Committee for a Girls Library, 1842-1847; minutes of the Library Committee, 1858-1945; record book, 1820-1821; cash ledgers, 1925-1935; correspondence on the library; bookplates; and miscellaneous papers on the library.