Old Books & Manuscripts
  • Egypt: Family of Jailed Activists Alaa, Sanaa Start Full Hunger Strike

    October 28, 2014

    Egypt: Family of Jailed Activists Alaa, Sanaa Start Full Hunger Strike … Al-Arabi: Israel Steals 80,000 Palestinian Books, Manuscripts · Egypt: Family of Jailed Activists Alaa, Sanaa Start Full Hunger Strike · Lebanese Army Raids in Old Sidon, Seizes Depot of Weapons · S. Nasrallah: Takfiris' Atrocities Most Serious … Read more on Fars News […]

  • A reader's dream in white

    October 20, 2014

    A reader's dream in white Once inside the magnificent white structure on Anna Sala (Mount Road), they would be lost -literally, among the rows and rows of books and rare manuscripts. The store still … Many people used to dump old books and some used to borrow from him. That … Read more on Times […]

  • Columbia Course Bulletins of Yore

    October 10, 2014

    Columbia Course Bulletins of Yore I am a Directory of Classes nerd. Whenever it updates with the courses for the upcoming semester, it feels like Christmas morning! This obsession took me to the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library to dig through old editions of the Columbia Bulletin of … Read more on CU Columbia Spectator

  • Celebrating Our History | Ferguson Mansion

    October 9, 2014

    Celebrating Our History | Ferguson Mansion The project, which will include renovations to the mansion, is expected to be completed by early 2016, Judy Miller, a society spokeswoman, said. The site also has a library and gallery containing nearly two million items, including books, photos … Read more on The Courier-Journal

  • DeSoto Brown: 5 Things I Love About Archiving Hawaii

    October 4, 2014

    DeSoto Brown: 5 Things I Love About Archiving Hawaii … gatekeeper of the archives of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, where he helps information hunters unearth all manner of treasures from the 125-year-old Oahu institution's vast collection of Hawaiian history. Those old, yellowed phone books he saved? Read more on Hawaiimagazine.com (blog)

  • Jhelum of poet's muse claims his house

    September 25, 2014

    Jhelum of poet's muse claims his house A piece of old architecture, this house was Shahid's last memory in his home city. Its rooms and the hundreds of documents, photographs and books they contained were a reminder of the poet who introduced the ghazal form to English. Today all is … Read more on Indian […]

  • This Art Star Believes in Fairy Tales

    September 2, 2014

    This Art Star Believes in Fairy Tales Natalie Frank is getting Grimm. This 34-year-old, Texas-born painter whose lush tableaus were being collected by museums shortly after she graduated from art school will be back this coming season with a pair of shows, one involving the tales of the … Read more on Wall Street Journal

  • On the Books: Orwell estate swings back at Amazon

    August 20, 2014

    On the Books: Orwell estate swings back at Amazon The Smithsonian Institution is enlisting the public's help in transcribing old texts, including personal correspondences, business ledgers, diaries, field notes, manuscripts, scientific records and dictionaries from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries … Read more on Entertainment Weekly

  • Life under ISIL caliphate: ISIL burns books, residents save them

    August 19, 2014

    Life under ISIL caliphate: ISIL burns books, residents save them Salam, a 23-year-old engineering student at Mosul University told Mawtani by phone that he and five of his classmates decided to save the rest of the books by hidingthem throughout their homes. "They burned historical and archaeological … Ninawa … Read more on Al-Shorfa