ANS launches new biographies site featuring records of prominent people related to the society

Archer M. Huntington and Howland Wood are among the notable numismatists profiled
By , Coin World
Published : 07/14/14
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The American Numismatic Society has launched a new biographies site, which contains records for prominent people and organizations related to the society.

These authority records tie into the new version of Archer, the digital archives of the society.

In 2004 the society established a centralized archive when it was preparing to move to its location in lower Manhattan. The mission of the archives is to serve as a centralized resource for historical information about the society, according to the ANS website.

The archives collect, preserve and make accessible the history records of the society. The records housed in the archives document the history and development of the society, its collections, exhibitions and programs as well as the contributions of individuals and groups associated with the society.

Biographies online

Two names familiar to collectors are among the biographies featured on the website include Archer M. Huntington and Howland Wood.

Huntington, among his many years of service to the ANS, served as its president from 1905 to 1910. He was then named honorary president, a title he held until his death in 1955.

The ANS’s Archer M. Huntington Medal Award, named for him, recognizes distinguished career contribution to the field of numismatics. The ANS instituted the annual award in 1918.

Search all of ANS's biographies here.

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