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Boston Athenæum

Boston Athenæum

Boston Athenæum

The Boston Athenæum, a membership library, first opened its doors in 1807, and its rich history as a library and cultural institution has been well documented in the annals of Boston’s cultural life. Today, it remains a vibrant and active institution that serves a wide variety of members and scholars. With more than 600,000 titles in its book collection, the Boston Athenæum functions as a public library for many of its members, with a large and distinguished circulating collection, a newspaper and magazine reading room, quiet spaces and rooms for reading and researching, a children’s library, and wireless internet access throughout its building. The Art Department mounts three exhibitions per year in the institution's Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery, rotating selections in the Recent Acquisitions Gallery, and a number of less formal installations in places and cases around the building. The Special Collections resources are world-renowned, and include maps, manuscripts, rare books, and archival materials. Our Conservation Department works to preserve all our collections. Other activities for members and the public include lectures, panel discussions, poetry readings, musical performances, films, and special events, many of which are followed by receptions. Members are able to take advantage of our second- and fifth-floor terraces during fine weather, and to search electronic databases and our digital collections from their homes and offices.
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How many episodes does Boston Athenæum have?

Boston Athenæum currently has 219 episodes available.

What topics does Boston Athenæum cover?

The podcast is about Society & Culture and Podcasts.

What is the most popular episode on Boston Athenæum?

The episode title 'Peter S. Canellos and Farah Stockman, "The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan"' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on Boston Athenæum?

The average episode length on Boston Athenæum is 49 minutes.

How often are episodes of Boston Athenæum released?

Episodes of Boston Athenæum are typically released every 4 days, 22 hours.

When was the first episode of Boston Athenæum?

The first episode of Boston Athenæum was released on Apr 8, 2014.

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