The Manuscript Society Board of Trustees has the responsibility of governing The Manuscript Society. All are members of the Society, have served on committees and are nominated from the membership. Not all are collectors but each has a commitment to the goals of the society to preserve, collect and educate. Each is a volunteer and […]
Manuscript Digest –August 2018– This complimentary e-digest, launched in 2012, covers significant acquisitions and sales, manuscripts lost and found, rare books and ephemera, document conservation, and more.
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. […]
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 […]
Our summer road trip takes us to the San Jacinto Museum of History, a longtime institutional member of the Manuscript Society is located in La Porte, Texas. Our host is Lisa Struthers, director of its Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library. Al Ottens, the Manuscript Society’s president, recently contacted her to find what makes the museum […]
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
Manuscript Digest –July 2018– This complimentary e-digest, launched in 2012, covers significant acquisitions and sales, manuscripts lost and found, rare books and ephemera, document conservation, and more.
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 […]
The Scholarship Committee of The Manuscript Society is pleased to name Kyle Bond, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religion at Princeton University, as the 2018 recipient of the Richard Maass Research Grant. Mr. Bond will use the $5,000 award for research in Japan in order to complete his dissertation, entitled “Illuminated in Dreams: […]
Manuscript Digest –June 2018– This complimentary e-digest, launched in 2012, covers significant acquisitions and sales, manuscripts lost and found, rare books and ephemera, document conservation, and more.