Welcome to the Manuscript Society website.

We are very pleased to present a new, easy to use and easy to update website dedicated to The Manuscript Society. As you click through the site you will find pages dedicated to our ongoing projects: Scholarship, Replevin, Hall of Distinction and of course our Annual Meeting. The Collectors Corner has been expanded and is a free, public resource from The Manuscript Society for collectors (of all types).  This section of the website includes resources, tips, and information in the world of manuscripts. We will grow this section as members share their knowledge with others.  Joining or renewing your membership is easy as can be and you can easily support the society through many of our programs: Scholarship Fund, Annual Fund and Angel Fund.

A very special addition to the website is our Members Only section. Here you will be able to access past issues of The Manuscript Society News, and Manuscripts. The Directory of Members will be here as well as Forums for communicating with each other and sharing upcoming events.

Please take a moment to click around the site and see all that is available to you as a member of the society and a collector of autographs and manuscripts.

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Digest – October 2017

Manuscript Digest – October 2017 – This complimentary e-digest, launched in 2012, covers significant acquisitions and sales, manuscripts lost and found, rare books and ephemera, document conservation, and more.


Recent Posts


Member Spotlight – Bob Snyder and Cohasco, Inc.

In the first of a new series spotlighting long time members of the Society, society Vice President, Allen Ottens interviews member Robert Snyder of Cohasco, Inc. Cohasco. Inc. is located in Yonkers, New York. Robert Snyder is a dealer in and auctioneer of historical documents, manuscripts, books, antiquarian materials, and collectibles. In what areas does […]


AB228 is Signed into Law – A Win for Collectors and Dealers

Members of The Manuscript Society will be relieved to learn, as I was, that on October 12, California Assembly Bill 228 was signed into law.  The legislation exempts manuscripts, correspondence, autographed books, as well as ephemera not related to sports or entertainment, from the onerous provisions of a previous autograph law. Individual Society members wrote […]


2017 Maass Research Grant Winner Announced

It is with great pleasure, the Manuscript Society Scholarship Committee announces Ms Silvia Escanilla Huerta, a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as the winner of the Richard Maass Research Grant for 2017. She will use the prize to travel to repositories in Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Spain to research manuscripts to […]

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U.S. Presidents and the Media: A Love-Hate Relationship

The bitter denunciations of the media by President Donald Trump are nothing new. The media delve into the public policy and private life of the person in the oval office and share what they learn with their constituents.  The love-hate relationship between the president and the press began with the very first president of the […]

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Documents Americans Believe Influenced America

Americans Voted…. nearly forty thousand people cast more than three hundred thousand votes for the documents they believe have most influenced America. That is quite a number and response. As people who love manuscripts and autographs, this project caught our attention. The People’s Vote, co-sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, National History Day […]


Upcoming Events

  1. 2018 Annual Meeting – New Orleans, LA

    April 18, 2018 - April 22, 2018
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