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Welcome to The Manuscript Society

The Mission of the Manuscript Society is to encourage the collection and preservation of manuscripts and documents; to stimulate and aid collectors in their various collecting specialties; to facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge among collectors, scholars, dealers and the general public; and to promote the highest professional and ethical standards.

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Manuscript Mondays

The Manuscript Society is hosting monthly webinars on topics for collectors.  Each hour long webinar provides an opportunity to peek behind the scenes of valuations, writing & publishing, purchasing/selling, auctions and more.  Find out more about upcoming webinars!

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Manuscript Society Catalog Auction II

With our first successful Catalog Auction complete, the Manuscript Society announces Auction II.  It runs April 14, 2022 through April 21, 2022.  All proceeds will benefit The Manuscript Society.

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2022 Officers and Trustees Elected

At first in-person meeting since 2019, the May 2022 business meeting was held in Williamsburg, Virginia. The attending membership approved the new officers and the new members of the Board of Trustees.

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507, 2022

Manuscript Society Digest – June-July 2022

July 5, 2022|

Manuscript Digest: June – July 2022 – This complimentary e-digest, now published bi-monthly, covers significant acquisitions and sales, manuscripts lost and found, rare books and ephemera, document conservation, and more news […] […] […]

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1406, 2022

2022 Officers and Trustees Elected

June 14, 2022|

Board of Trustees and Officers 2022-2023 At the first in-person meeting since 2019, the May 2022 business meeting was held in Williamsburg, Virginia. The attending membership approved the new officers and the new members of the Board of Trustees. Here are the Officers and Board of Trustees of The Manuscript [...]

906, 2022

Dead Letter Office Photos: The Civil War’s Lost Sentiments

June 9, 2022|

Manuscript Monday - Dead Letter Office Photos: The Civil War’s Lost Sentiments Free Live Webinar - Hosted by Brian Kathenes with guest Melissa A. Winn, director of photography for HistoryNet Tuesday, July 5, 2022 (special date) 8PM Eastern Time Benton Barracks-Dead Letter 1044 During the Civil War years, [...]

106, 2022

New York City Auction Regulations Repealed

June 1, 2022|

To the surprise of even auction houses, New York City has repealed its regulations that applied to book and art auctions.  According to city officials, the actions were taken as a way to make New York City more conducive to business. Yet, did not the regulations give confidence to auction [...]

2605, 2022

How to Preserve Ancient Manuscripts

May 26, 2022|

Medieval Illuminated Manuscript - credit: AJF and Almay Stock Photo Manuscript Preservation is always a challenge Paper does not last forever. One of the most significant challenges is acidic degradation.  Libraries and archive collections are a valued resource for our history and culture, containing the wealth of human [...]

2405, 2022

Manuscript Monday – Etiquette Your Mother Never Taught You

May 24, 2022|

Manuscript Monday: Etiquette Your Mother Never Taught You: Special Collections, Museums and Rare Book Rooms Free Live Webinar Monday, June 6, 2022 8:00 - 9:00 PM Eastern One of the many privileges of being a member of a professional organization is the “behind the scenes” tours we are offered by [...]

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