8 05, 2020

Document Conservation: Today’s Challenges

By |2020-05-07T16:56:31+00:00May 8, 2020|News|0 Comments

Document Conservation: Today's challenge In 2019, NEDCC [Northeast Document Conservation Center] worked on the conservation of the State of South Carolina’s seven Constitutions. They also worked to conserve a certified copy of the 1790 Constitution. The South Carolina Department of Archives and History was concerned with prior restoration techniques.  Were [...]

7 05, 2020

John Jenkins: A Double Life – Bluffing Texas Style

By |2020-05-07T17:57:36+00:00May 7, 2020|News|0 Comments

John Holmes Jenkins was a Texan. He was a gambler. A rare book collector. Poker pro “Amarillo Slim” Preston described Jenkins as “a sneaky, clever rat.”  John Holmes Jenkins’ life and times is illuminated by Santa Fe rare books dealer, Manuscript Society member and onetime Jenkins acquaintance Michael Vinson. His [...]

5 05, 2020

Digest – May 2020

By |2020-05-05T18:52:10+00:00May 5, 2020|MS Digest|0 Comments

Manuscript Digest – May 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. […]

13 04, 2020

Transcribing History: One Word at a Time

By |2020-04-13T13:29:54+00:00April 13, 2020|News|0 Comments

Stacie Peterson is exhibitions manager and registrar at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. She has been working for eight years to digitize letters, diaries, journals. They are from soldiers, sailors, and families during the First World War. Today, the National World War I [...]

7 04, 2020

Smithsonian – Digital Volunteers Needed

By |2020-04-06T19:08:40+00:00April 7, 2020|News|0 Comments

Volunteers Needed Become a Digital Volunteer. Help make historical documents and biodiversity data more accessible. The Smithsonian Transcription Center wants your help making its collections more accessible. Librarians, archivists, and museum staff work hand-in-hand with digital volunteers to transcribe historic documents and collection records.  The kinds of items you work [...]

6 04, 2020

Nathan Raab: The Hunt for History

By |2020-04-06T20:00:09+00:00April 6, 2020|News|1 Comment

In The Hunt for History, Manuscript Society member, Nathan Raab shares some fascinating stories about his professional exploits. Whether it’s the first report of Napoleon’s death or an unpublished letter penned by Albert Einstein to a curious soldier, every document and artifact Raab uncovers comes with a spellbinding story. It [...]

5 04, 2020

Elizabeth Barrett Browning turns 214!

By |2020-04-02T17:56:47+00:00April 5, 2020|News|0 Comments

March 6, 2020 is the 214th birthday of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  How Do We Celebrate Thee?  Visit the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.   It is home to thousands of items related to Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. It has amassed one of the world’s largest [...]

3 04, 2020

Center for Study of American Revolution

By |2020-04-01T15:34:24+00:00April 3, 2020|News|0 Comments

David Library of the American Revolution is partnering with the venerable American Philosophical Society. Located at Fifth and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the partnership results in the  David Center for the Study of the American Revolution.  This center has much to offer anyone interested in all things "revolutionary." American [...]

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