Free Surplus Books and Periodicals
August 14-18 • 10AM-5PM
Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum Research Library
5798 State Hwy 80 • Cooperstown, NY

The Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum Research Library will offer a selection of surplus books and periodicals—free to the public. All items will be accessible August 14-18, from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. each day in front of the Research Library located next to Fenimore Art Museum. See a list of periodicals available below.

 • The books and periodicals do not include titles pertaining to New York State, agriculture, or subjects related to the individual missions of the museums

 • All items have previously been offered to institutional repositories and professional booksellers. 

 • There is no charge or limit, individuals may take as many items as they wish while supplies last, on a first come, first served basis. Interested parties must supply their own bags or boxes

Location: All items will be located under a tent in front of the Research Library located at 5798 State Hwy 80, next to Fenimore Art Museum. If you have any questions, please contact the Research Library at (607) 547-1473 or email

Examples of periodicals include:

American Anthropologist
American Antiquarian Society Proceedings
American History Review
American Political Science Review
American Studies International
American West
Antique Wireless Association
Bibliographical Society of America
Bulletin of MCNY
Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research
Canadian Historical Review
Canadian Review of American Studies
Canadian Review Studies in Nationalism
College Art Association News
Comparative Studies in Society and History
Connecticut Historical Society
Connecticut Magazine
Delaware History
Essex Institute Historical Collection
Geographical Review
Historical Methods Newsletter
Historical New Hampshire
Historical Review of Berks County
Historical Society of Michigan Newsletter
Historically Speaking
History Teacher
Journal of American Institute for Conservation
Journal of Economic History
Journal of Psychohistory
Journal of Scholarly Publishing
Journal of Social History
Journal of Sports History
Log of Mystic Seaport
Maine Historical Society
Maryland Historical Society
Museum of the Fur Trade Quarterly
Natural History (AMNH)
New England Quarterly
New Jersey History
N-YHS Quarterly Bulletin & Annual Reports
OAH Newsletter / Ohio History
Pacific Northwest Quarterly
Palimpsest (Iowa History)
Pennsylvania Folklife
Pennsylvania German
Pennsylvania History
Pennsylvania Magazine
Pennsylvania Magazine of History & Biography
Political Science Quarterly
Reviews in American History
Rhode Island History / Historical Society Collections
Smithsonian Journal of History
The Medford (MA)
Vermont History
West Pennsylvania History Magazine
William & Mary Quarterly
Wisconsin Magazine of History

American Literature
American Quarterly
American Studies
Current History & Forum
Early American Life
Early American Studies
Journal of American Culture
Journal of American Ethnic History
Journal of American History
Journal of American Studies
Journal of Early Republic
Journal of Ethnic Studies
Journal of Interdisciplinary History
Journal of Material Culture
Journal of Pop Culture
Journal of Society of Architectural Historians
Journal of Vernacular Architecture Forum
Labor History
Magazine of History
Magazine of History with Notes & Queries
Material Culture
New York Times Current History -Eurpoean War
Prologue (NARA)
Public Historian
Technology & Culture
The Historian
Association of Gravestone Studies
Bulletin / Journal of NYS Architecture Association
American Archivist
ABBEY Newsletter (Bookbinding & Conservation)
AIC Bulletin (American International Institute for the Conservation of Historic & Artistic Work
American Preservation
APHA (American Printing History Association)
Archival Science
Archives & Museum Informatics
Association for Preservation Technology
Association for Preservation Technology
Aviso (American Association of Museums)
CRM / bulletin of Cultural Resource Management
Historic Preservation
History News (AASLH)
Journal of Coatings Technology
Journal of Museum Education
Museum / Museum International
Museum Management and Curatorship
Museum News
Museum Service
Studies in Conservation
Technical Studies / Fogg Art Msueum
Technology & Conservation

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