Manuscript Society Digest

The Manuscript Society Digest is the Society’s newest publication. This complimentary monthly e-digest, launched in 2012, covers significant acquisitions and sales, manuscripts lost and found, rare books and ephemera, document conservation, replevin activity, and more. Headlines connect to published reports, notices of upcoming events, and new titles for the collector’s bookshelf. Links take readers to updates on the Manuscript Society’s annual meeting, scholarship opportunities, and replevin initiatives. (More…)


The Society’s quarterly journal Manuscripts is its flagship publication. Established in 1948 as the Autograph Collector’s Journal, its name was changed in 1953 to reflect the growing diversity of its membership which included scholars, librarians, and archivists as well as collectors and autograph firms outside the United States. (More…)

The Manuscript Society News

The Society established a separate newsletter—The Manuscript Society News—in 1980 to keep members abreast of the organization’s activities. Within a few short years, the News expanded its scope to include coverage of national and international events relating to the field of autographs and manuscripts and began publication on a quarterly basis. (More…)

Book Publications

The Society entered the world of book publishing in 1978 when its members brought out Autographs and Manuscripts: A Collector’s Manual. In the intervening years, the Society and its members have published a variety of books related to manuscripts and autographs—many of which are still in print today. (More…)

Sample Copies

Like to see a sample copy of a past issue of the journal and newsletter? Please send your check for $5 payable to the Manuscript Society to Barton Smith, 55 Devonshire Drive, Reading PA 19610.