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Blogmas Day 22/ Patience When Starting New Things

It’s hard to remind myself that I really am not running out of time like I feel I am. I have time to work on projects and put my heart and soul into them and make sure they are perfect. 219 more words

F. Collyer Reed Blog Tour/Cover Reveal Set to Begin Jan. 19, 2015

I apologize for letting my blog sit idle for so long. I’ve been involved in numerous projects and at the end of the day I was too pooped to pop for a blog entry. 246 more words


Light at the End of the Tunnel

It’s been a while since I wrote a blog, I have been pretty busy. Between working on life with a concussion and poverty, I now have a sick teenage son. 305 more words

A passport to the lands of the tsar : the December 2014 Slavonic item of the month

The December Slavonic item of the month is a 1652 travel permit issued in the tsar’s name to English merchants.  A star piece in the Library’s small Russian manuscript collection, it was the subject of a recent informal session with Slavonic Studies postgraduates during which we grappled with handwriting, abbreviations, and an… 1,072 more words

Historical Collections

The Medieval Origins of the Modern Footnote

Last week I posted a blog on note-taking in medieval times. It showed how individuals who wanted to jot down a note dealt with the absence of notepads and scrap paper. 1,110 more words

Book Culture

Somerville Letter, May 4, 1924

The NSLM manuscripts collection is in the F. Ambrose Clark Rare Book Room, which houses the Library’s rare books collection as well as the John H. 179 more words

20th Century