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Welcome to The Manuscript Society

The Mission of the Manuscript Society is to encourage the collection and preservation of manuscripts and documents; to stimulate and aid collectors in their various collecting specialties; to facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge among collectors, scholars, dealers and the general public; and to promote the highest professional and ethical standards.


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Manuscript Mondays

The Manuscript Society is hosting monthly webinars on topics for collectors.  Each hour long webinar provides an opportunity to peek behind the scenes of valuations, writing & publishing, purchasing/selling, auctions and more.  Find out more about upcoming webinars!

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Manuscript Society Catalog Auction II

With our first successful Catalog Auction complete, the Manuscript Society announces Auction II.  It runs April 14, 2022 through April 21, 2022.  All proceeds will benefit The Manuscript Society.

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2022 Annual Meeting

May 10th – 14th
Williamsburg/Richmond, VA

Capital, birthplace of a nation, home to 5 U.S. presidents, John D. Rockefeller’s dream of a living, breathing museum. All describe the site of the Manuscript Society’s 2022 annual meeting…

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203, 2022

Digest: February – March 2022

March 2, 2022|

Manuscript Digest: February – March 2022 – This complimentary e-digest, now published bi-monthly, covers significant acquisitions and sales, manuscripts lost and found, rare books and ephemera, document conservation, and more […] […]

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702, 2022

Manuscript Society Catalog Auction

February 7, 2022|

Manuscript Society On-Line Catalog Auction Thursday, February 24, 2022 through Thursday, March 3, 2022 (10PM Eastern Time) Over 2000 manuscript, rare book, autograph, and dealer catalogs available! Manuscript Society member David McGuire of the McGuire Group, LLC will host the auction. Proceeds benefit the work of the Manuscript Society. To [...]

2801, 2022

Manuscript Monday – Webinar Series Begins

January 28, 2022|

Manuscript Mondays - Live Webinars Beginning in March 2022, The Manuscript Society will host monthly live webinars on topics of interest to collectors. The series is moderated by Manuscript Society Trustee, Brian Kathenes.  Each hour long webinar provides all participants an opportunity to peek behind the scenes. Valuations. Writing and [...]

1901, 2022

Covid19 Protocol Update – 2022 Annual Meeting

January 19, 2022|

Annual Meeting 2022 With continuing safety challenges from Covid19 facing all of us, the Executive Committee of the Manuscript Society reaffirms our moving forward with the 2022 Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia. We also want to assure attendees we are doing everything in our power to ensure a great meeting. [...]

1201, 2022

2022 Maass Research Grant Deadline Approaches

January 12, 2022|

Submission Deadline Looming - February 14, 2022 One month remains to apply for the $5000.00 Maass Research Grant. Offered each year to graduate students of any field who work in manuscript collections this grant allows great flexibility. Some grants fund only travel. But that’s a narrow view of the expenses [...]

1512, 2021

Cejas Donates Cuban Manuscript Collection

December 15, 2021|

University of Miami Announces Donation of pre-republic Cuban manuscripts, documents and books Book from the Cejas Cuban Collection donated to University of Miami Paul Cejas, alumnus, has donated a treasure trove of materials to the University of Miami Libraries’ Cuban Heritage Collection.  According to Elizabeth “Liz” Cerejido, Esperanza [...]

2910, 2021

2022 Maass Grant Application Window Is Open

October 29, 2021|

As archives and repositories again open their doors, the Manuscript Society is about to open its window for 2022 Maass Research Grant applications. Our $5,000 grant supports research using original sources. Who can Apply Applicants must be graduate students—doctoral candidates are given preference—at an institution that currently belongs to the [...]

607, 2021

Society Board of Trustees: Class of 2024

July 6, 2021|

Below is the list of society members who have committed to service on the Board of Trustees for the next three years. Two are brand new and three have taken on a second term. We thank them all for their commitment to the society. The 2024 Class of Trustees of [...]

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