A Carnegie Library Theft Update. After more than a year of investigations and trial,  Greg Priore and John Schulman pleaded guilty on Monday, January 13, 2020 to theft. It began in  June 2018. Documents, released by the Allegheny County Common Please Court, were unsealed stating Gregory Priore and John Schulman were under investigation for theft, […]

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Deadline looming. February 14, 2020 is the final date to submit your complete application for the 2020 Richard Maass Research Grant.  This $5,000 grant supports research expenses directly related to use of original manuscripts. Monies may be used for travel to manuscript repositories, photocopies, and user fees among other needs. Applicants must be graduate students […]

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Bruce Wolf, lawyer and collector  passed away January 4, 2020. Wolf loved collecting the history of Pittsburgh. He was instrumental in the expansion of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg.  Mr. Wolf led the effort as its board president. From 2007 to 2017, he aided in choosing an architect, planning and fundraising. The […]

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Travel to Rome with The Manuscript Society! An ancient city with ancient manuscripts, books and collections. October  3-11, 2020 the society once more embarks on a one-of-a-kind adventure. This time to the great libraries, academies, villas and gardens of Rome.  With special guides tour the most beautiful libraries of Rome and see their rare manuscript […]

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The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens announces the establishment of the Shapiro Center for American History and Culture.  Shapiro Center for American History and Culture: The Huntington Library, located in San Marino, California,  is establishing the Shapiro Center for American History and Culture as the result of a generous gift from Manuscript Society […]

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Anthony Mourek, Tim Benson and Scott Stantis recently formed a panel discussing: Political Cartoons: Then and Now. The panel was sponsored by the Caxton Club and Loyola University of Chicago. All three men looked at the past, discussed the present and considered the future of political cartooning.  Anthony Mourek is no stranger to sharing his […]

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It is that time of year again! Falling leaves, billowing snow, and Manuscript Society 2020 Membership Renewal! The mailing is at the Post Office! I hope you will take a moment to renew your membership. Once you open  the mailing please complete the form enclosed, write a check and use the enclosed return envelope.  You […]

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