Have you ever wondered how someone gets interested in collecting? Does it begin when you are young – collecting signed baseballs, pictures of favorite singers or love letters you found in your attic? Maybe your passion for reading about American History draws you to collecting pieces of that history. Retired history professor, Francis J. Murray […]
Across the world of manuscripts, the map is dotted with places waiting to be explored. Many are members of the Manuscript Society. Take a road trip—armchair or otherwise—to visit these venues and discover the wonders within. The next time you are in (or near) Louisville, Kentucky visit the Filson Historical Society, named after John Filson, […]
The Manuscript Society announces an extraordinary opportunity to see the archival and manuscript treasures of the Netherlands as they are seldom been seen. Manuscripts Society Trustee Alfred Lemmon of The Historic New Orleans Collection and cultural tour specialist Nick Fritz, a veteran of 40 years of specialized tours of the Netherlands have created a tour […]
Manuscript Digest – January 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.
Manuscript Digest – December 2017 – This complimentary e-digest, launched in 2012, covers significant acquisitions and sales, manuscripts lost and found, rare books and ephemera, document conservation, and more.
DOCUMENTS? Members of the Manuscript Society collect many kinds of “documents.” Some collect photographs, some collect letters, some collect illustrations. Long time Society member, Anthony J. Mourek shares his collecting passion: “I own few traditional manuscripts yet I have been a member of the Manuscript Society since 1968, am a former president and currently serve […]
Manuscript Digest – November 2017 – This complimentary e-digest, launched in 2012, covers significant acquisitions and sales, manuscripts lost and found, rare books and ephemera, document conservation, and more.
As Stuart Lutz notes in his article, Can I Deduct that? An Introduction to Appraisals, “Appraisal work is one of the most misunderstood and most mythologized areas in the antiques field. In particular, the manuscript field is plagued with “products of work” and “self-created archives” that are not allowed to be tax deducted. Appraisal work […]
Applications are due February 14, 2018, and decisions will be announced shortly after March 17. About the Grant The $5,000 grant supports research expenses directly related to use of original manuscripts, for example travel to manuscript repositories, photocopies, and user fees. Applicants must be graduate students—doctoral candidates are given preference—at an institution that belongs to […]
In the first of a new series spotlighting long time members of the Society, society Vice President, Allen Ottens interviews member Robert Snyder of Cohasco, Inc. Cohasco. Inc. is located in Yonkers, New York. Robert Snyder is a dealer in and auctioneer of historical documents, manuscripts, books, antiquarian materials, and collectibles. In what areas does […]