- American Institute for Conservation (AIC) of Historic and Artistic Works
Founded in 1972 to support conservation professionals by working to establish and uphold professional standards, promoting research and publications, providing educational opportunities, and fostering the exchange of knowledge among conservators, allied professionals, and the public. Site includes information on AIC specialty groups, meetings, education, scholarships, workshops, public outreach, publications, and membership.
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- Ephemera Society of America
Formed in 1980 to cultivate and encourage interest in ephemera and its history. Site provides examples of ephemera, exhibits, selected articles, bibliography, and show calendar.
- Independent Research Libraries Association (IRLA)
Addresses the common needs and aspirations of independent, privately-supported research libraries: How to preserve the cultural heritage represented in library collections, how to serve the public and the academy, and how to finance and manage private libraries. Established in 1972. Site includes a member directory.
- Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA)
A range of southern artistry and craftsmanship from the 1670s through the early nineteenth century. Twenty-four period rooms and six galleries exhibit furniture, paintings, ceramics, textiles, and metalwork from the Chesapeake, the Low Country, and the Backcountry regions, encompassing North and South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. Founded in 1965.
- Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL)
A consortium of 28 libraries whose collections total approximately 3,000,000 rare books, 200,000 linear feet of manuscripts and archival materials, and 9,000,000 photographs, maps, architectural drawings, and works of art on paper. Collections include national, regional, and local history; the natural and social sciences; world history, literature and religion; art and architecture; and business and industry. Formed in 1985. Site includes member library directory, map of member libraries, online public access catalogs, collections-at-a-glance, and links to special collections library resources.
- Society of Winterthur Fellows
Composed of alumni of Winterthur's academic programs. Mentors current Fellows and supplements the academic programs through Society-sponsored seminars and activities. Addresses the needs of alumni through a variety of programs and membership benefits, including a biannual newsletter, an annual meeting, and a network of regional liaisons. Site includes reviews of exhibitions, books, and conferences; a calendar; member news; and a member directory.
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