Constantly Growing: New Books at the Phillips Library

Books being prepped for transfer to museum colleagues.

Though many of our patrons are familiar with our vast store of books which are older than the oldest living person, we are also constantly purchasing contemporary books to support the current (and future) work of our colleagues at the museum and the work of our library staff.  As a reference librarian, part of my job includes receiving requests for books, finding available copies for sale, purchasing and receiving, and then sending them to the appropriate staff member once they’ve been catalogedRead more

“That Country is my Country:” Loyalism and Maps of British America

Emily Clare Casey

"Benjamin Pickman, Sr." John Singleton Copley, ca. 1758-61, Yale University Art Gallery

In July 1783, Benjamin Pickman wrote a letter to his wife, Mary, declaring, “[T]hat Country is my Country whose Laws afford me Protection, where I am free as air, and whose Inhabitants never give me a scornful Look.”[1] Read more