About The Manuscript Society

The oldest society of autograph and manuscript collectors in the United States today, The Manuscript Society has become an international organization with members in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. While collectors formed the heart of the organization in 1948, its membership today includes archivists, manuscript curators, librarians, and prominent manuscript dealers and auction houses. That expanded focus led the organization to change its name from the National Society of Autograph Collectors to The Manuscript Society in 1953. The shift also recognized that its members are serious manuscript collectors–not just autograph seekers.
3 02, 2017

2016 Spain Trip Wrap Up!

By |2017-02-06T22:52:03+00:00February 3, 2017|News|0 Comments

The Manuscript Society’s expedition to Spain commenced on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the Palace Hotel in Madrid.  The sixteen participants, including Alfred Lemmon, the Board of Trustees member who had planned the week’s tour, gathered for a reception where Alfred introduced us to Archives Specialists Lupe Fernandez Morente and [...]

19 09, 2016

Applications for 2016–17 Maass Research Grant are being Accepted

By |2018-01-23T18:52:30+00:00September 19, 2016|News|0 Comments

Applications are due February 14, 2017, and decisions will be announced shortly after March 17. About the Grant The $5,000 grant supports research expenses directly related to use of original manuscripts, for example travel to manuscript repositories, photocopies, and user fees. Applicants must be graduate students—doctoral candidates are given preference—at [...]

6 07, 2016

Digest – July 2016

By |2016-07-08T17:35:26+00:00July 6, 2016|MS Digest|0 Comments

Manuscript Digest – July 2016 – This complimentary e-digest, launched in 2012, covers significant acquisitions and sales, manuscripts lost and found, rare books and ephemera, document conservation, replevin activity, and more […]

5 07, 2016

Welcome To Our New Website!

By |2016-07-29T16:04:38+00:00July 5, 2016|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

30 06, 2016

2016 Annual Meeting Wrap Up!

By |2016-07-08T07:50:04+00:00June 30, 2016|News|1 Comment

  The Manuscript Society 2016 Annual Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina was an extraordinary edition of an event that has now been held for over 60 years. We were based at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, with a post meeting day spent touring Magnolia and Middleton Plantations. To set [...]

13 06, 2016

Introduction to Appraisals

By |2016-07-28T19:14:00+00:00June 13, 2016|Collectors Corner|1 Comment

by Kevin Segall, ISA Appraisals are done for many reasons including determining values for insurance, donations, and estate taxes. Helpful questions to ask a potential appraiser: What is your education, professional designation(s) and how did you qualify for that designation? Do you have a CV (curriculum vitae) or résumé that [...]

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