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4th Week of April 2023

April 23rd, 2023

Behind the Scenes: Sorting Part X of the NAACP Papers

The challenges of processing this large and important collection to make it available to researchers.

boxes of NAACP Records awaiting processing in the Manuscript Division Preparation Section.


Reconstructing a medieval volvelle

Any volvelle content that reaches my RSS reader will be featured here–that’s the Special Collections Roundup promise to you the reader. Be sure to click through for the animation of the volvelle in action.

A 15th century manuscript with a series of rotating disks for astronomical calculations


Preserving Bach’s manuscripts

Repairing damage to the Well-Tempered Clavier by some ill-tempered iron gall ink.

Music manuscript with iron gall ink burn


Entering the Public Domain

A new project from Princeton will digitize highlights from the collection that enter the public domain each year.

Cover of “Copper sun,” by Countee Cullen; with decorations by Charles Cullen


Register Now for Free Preservation Week Programming

Beginning Monday, a series of webinars on preservation at the Library of Congress.

Multispectral imaging system


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