January 2014

Free Printing Press! (Some manufacture and assembly required)

Have you ever found yourself wishing for a printing press built to authentic nineteenth-century standards? Of course you have. And fortunately T.C. Hansard has anatomized the press and provided a detailed description of its parts, in his 1825 Typographia: An Historical Sketch of the Origin and Progress of the Art of Printing.

 
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Pro Research Tip: Perpetual Calendars

So in honor of the change to 2014 and the fact that this afternoon I changed out my office wall calendar, I'm going to tell you about the magic of a perpetual calendar.  And I'm going to use it as an opportunity to tell you about our newly processed RI Theatre Collection and the kinds of activities that take place when archivists get materials organized and accessible for researchers.  

 
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