Manuscript Digest – April 2020 – This complimentary e-digest, launched in 2012, covers significant acquisitions and sales, manuscripts lost and found, rare books and ephemera, document conservation, and more.
Harry Belafonte Archives The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has acquired the personal archive of Harry Belafonte. Belafonte is a civil rights activist, award-winning entertainer and producer, and a true cultural icon. Belafonte’s Archive includes 400 linear feet of audiovisual materials. His personal and professional papers, letters and manuscripts, […]
By the People “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us… that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address. Do you have […]
Sometimes it is okay to be late. While March 25th is past, our webinar, Declaration of Independence, is now available on line in the Members Only section of the website. Did you know so many versions and facsimiles of the Declaration of Independence exist? Dunlap, Stone, Tyler, and Binns are only a few. Which ones […]
2020 Williamsburg, VA Cancelled. The Manuscript Society’s 2020 annual meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia is cancelled. The COVID19 pandemic impacts every part of the country. Communities, cities and states are requiring everyone to stay at home. Flight availability shrinks. Our international members cannot attend. Virtually all of our venues are and will be closed to protect […]
Manuscript Society’s tour: Great Libraries of Rome is cancelled. The Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, recognized the need to act. The World Health Organization’s designation of COVID 19 as a pandemic along with the open-ended state of emergency by President Trump called for action. The CDC has very specific recommendations to take care of yourself, […]
2020 Manuscript Society Annual Meeting and COVID-19 The local organizers and the Executive Committee of the Manuscript Society are monitoring the spread of Covid-19 for any potential impacts to our annual meeting, May 12-16, 2020. At this time, we are following the advice of the CDC. While our group would not necessarily fit the CDC’s […]
Manuscript Digest – March 2020 – This complimentary e-digest, launched in 2012, covers significant acquisitions and sales, manuscripts lost and found, rare books and ephemera, document conservation, and more.
The Declaration of Independence – So many Versions, So many Fakes – A Free Webinar Did you know so many versions and facsimiles of the Declaration of Independence exist? Dunlap, Stone, Tyler, and Binns are only a few. Which ones are rare? Are any valuable? Which ones are copies? How do you tell the difference? […]
Washington Medals Last November the Historical Society of Pennsylvania auctioned off part of William Spohn Baker’s extensive collections of George Washington items. 1,102 medals relating to George Washington were sold in individual lots at a Baltimore auction. They fetched about $2.2 million for the cash-strapped historical society. Freedom Box Will the Freedom Box be next? […]