7 07, 2020

World War II Letters On Line

By |2020-07-06T17:11:48+00:00July 7, 2020|News|0 Comments

75 Years in the Making September 1945.  A call goes out.  It was from Kansas City radio broadcaster Ted Malone. Malone hosted a nationally-syndicated ABC show "Between the Bookends." He asked listeners to send in wartime correspondence. The letters would be considered for a book of war letters. The book [...]

6 07, 2020

Douglass Scrapbooks and Papers go to Yale

By |2020-10-01T18:34:24+00:00July 6, 2020|News|0 Comments

Dr. Walter Evans,  a leading collector of African-American art, acquired the bulk of his Douglass collection in the 1980s from a dealer. The collection became a seedbed for Dr. Blight’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2018 biography “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.” And now, it has been acquired by Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book [...]

1 07, 2020

Anti-Slavery Manuscript Project – Volunteer

By |2020-06-29T18:03:47+00:00July 1, 2020|News|1 Comment

At the end of the 19th century, family members and associates of abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison donated a number of his letters and other documents to the Boston Public Library.  They are now in the Anti-Slavery Collection. Today, the archive has grown to include roughly 40,000 items—letters, pamphlets, books, memorabilia, [...]

30 06, 2020

Rowan Public Library – We Salute You

By |2020-06-29T17:13:47+00:00June 30, 2020|News|0 Comments

From Rowan Public Library: Rowan Public Library’s Edith M. Clark History Room collections are directly benefiting from a dedicated teleworking Library Staff. They are updating and transcribing collections. This provides valuable information for all researchers. The History Room concentrates primarily on Western North Carolina genealogy and history. This includes all [...]

29 06, 2020

New Shusaku Endo Novel Found

By |2020-06-29T16:04:36+00:00June 29, 2020|News|0 Comments

An unpublished manuscript by acclaimed author Shusaku Endo was discovered at the museum dedicated to his works in Nagasaki, Japan. This complete novel is the first time a fair copy of a finished novel by Endo has turned up since is death in 1996.  The discovery was made on June [...]

25 06, 2020

Society Response to Carnegie Library Thefts

By |2020-06-26T16:42:05+00:00June 25, 2020|News|2 Comments

Over the last couple of years most of us have followed with concern, horror and then anger resulting from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh thefts criminal actions. The case reminds us of how fortunate we are to be working, collecting, and maintaining the extraordinary and fragile, and often unique, works [...]

20 06, 2020

Carnegie Library Theft – Sentencing of Schulman and Priore

By |2020-06-20T17:11:58+00:00June 20, 2020|News|1 Comment

Judge Alexander P. Bicket sentenced  John Schulman, and Greg Priore yesterday. The sentence: home detention and probation. The judge said the non-jail terms were due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic. Home confinement with electronic monitoring allows convicted felons trips outside their homes for worship and medical care. Neither man, [...]

20 06, 2020

British General Lucas’ IRA letters

By |2020-06-18T17:28:56+00:00June 20, 2020|News|0 Comments

It was during Ireland's battle of Independence. He was captured on June 26, 1920, while fishing on the river Blackwater in Co Cork.  General Cuthbert Lucas would "escape" on July 30, 1920. Letters between the husband and wife and Lucas’s secret captivity diary are now digitized.  Available online, Thursday, June [...]

19 06, 2020

Gallatin letter on Slave Trade in 1809

By |2020-06-18T15:59:07+00:00June 19, 2020|News|0 Comments

Gallatin 1809 Letter Not long ago, we shared with you the gift of L. Dennis and Susan Shapiro to the Huntington Library. The Shapiro collection includes letters and manuscripts penned by United States presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama. It is particularly rich in primary sources for historians of [...]

18 06, 2020

Carnegie Library Thefts: Latest Updates

By |2020-08-06T15:47:57+00:00June 18, 2020|News|0 Comments

It began in 2017. Became public in 2018. Over 300 books, maps and manuscripts from the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, PA were missing.  What turned out to be a 25 year venture between two men came to light.  Discovered during an insurance audit. We have been sharing information as we [...]

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