Cristanne Miller (University at Buffalo, SUNY) and Domhnall Mitchell (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) are preparing a new edition of Emily Dickinson’s complete letters, to be published by Harvard University Press. We are making new transcriptions of every letter (last transcribed and edited by Johnson and Ward in 1958). To insure greatest accuracy, we […]

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In April 2018, the Society had it’s annual meeting in New Orleans. Along with the amazing architecture, history and music there is the food, wonderful, glorious food. One of the attendees, Susan Hecht, a self described non-foodie, shares her travels through the gastronomy of New Orleans. Follow the Food: Whereby a non-foodie recounts the annual […]

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Have you ever wondered how a person gets hooked on collecting? Maybe it is the first autograph you got from a sports figure. Maybe it was a chance opportunity on the subway, at an airport or in a restaurant. Once you are bitten you are often hooked. Manuscript Society member Ed Bomsey tells his story. […]

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Manuscript Society President, Allen Ottens, introduces the new David Chesnutt Editor for Manuscripts to the membership. “Let me introduce Bradley D. Cook as the next David R. Chesnutt Editor of Manuscripts. After having been chosen from a nation-wide pool of applicants.  Brad will soon take over the editorial duties from Michael Dabrishus who has served […]

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It may be the largest theft in library history. In March 2018 news of the theft broke in the Post-Gazette.  One June 28th hundreds of documents were unsealed by the court and now indictments have been issued. Here is the latest information as reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/07/20/Two-men-charged-with-stealing-8-million-rare-books-Carnegie-Library-Greg-Priore-John-Schulman/stories/201807190205  

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Hundreds of pages of documents were unsealed in the Allegheny County Common Pleas Court, Thursday, June 28th, highlighting the magnitude of the theft of documents and books from the Carnegie Library. Documents released state, Gregory Priore, former archivist of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and John Schulman, co-owner of Caliban Book Shop are under investigation […]

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