I am writing to you to inquire about planning a visit to the library to do some research on Theodore Parker.

Reading privileges within the Andover-Harvard Theological Library are available to visitors and do not require special documentation or application.  When you arrive, you will be asked to sign our visitor log and provide a photo ID.

As you likely already know, this library holds significant collection of Theodore Parker Papers.   Please note that this collection is stored off-site.   Therefore, it is necessary to contact the archives (617.496.5153 or 617.384.7904) at least two business days in advance in order to view the collections. See How to Use the Manuscripts and Archives Collections for more information.

This library also has a rich collection of published sources to support your research.   When you know your travel plans, I invite you to set up an appointment with a Research Librarian for an orientation to the collection.


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