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Submitted by jgoffin on Friday October 12, 2012
Submitted by jgoffin on Tuesday September 11, 2012

(The following post is contributed by Ramon Cartwright, a RISD graduate and one of our fantastic volunteers. Ramon recently finished processing a collection of over 800 important and wide-ranging manuscript items.

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Submitted by jgoffin on Thursday August 30, 2012

Today's agenda included a field trip to the RISD Nature Lab, a very cool Providence resource that seems to be essentially a laboratory / natural history museum designed for use by artists. It's the kind of

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Submitted by jgoffin on Wednesday August 22, 2012

Thomas Gent, printer and author of the book depicted in his right hand, The Antient and Modern History of the Loyal Town of Rippon (published in 1733).

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Submitted by jgoffin on Wednesday August 15, 2012

This portrait of McClellan appears in a scrapbook that sets Civil War officers beside a specimen of their handwriting.In this case the portrait is

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Submitted by jgoffin on Thursday July 26, 2012

Special Collections at PPL houses a number of manuscript collections, including a small group of correspondence by an important illustrator, Joseph Pennell. Find out more about him at the

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Submitted by jgoffin on Tuesday July 24, 2012

We have a terrific collection of World War I and II posters in Special Collections. View some examples at the Notes for Bibliophiles blog.

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Submitted by jgoffin on Tuesday June 19, 2012

Learn about more new Special Collections additions in two new posts at the Notes for Bibliophiles blog:

A book used by a door-to-door

Submitted by jgoffin on Tuesday June 05, 2012

Find out more about a few recent additions to the Updike Collection on the History of Printing at the Notes for Bibliophiles blog.

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