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-- Manuscript Cultures in Seventeenth-Century New England - Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 1 pm

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Manuscript Cultures in Seventeenth-Century New England

Hosted by Ashley Cataldo and Meredith Neuman

Tuesday, October 13, 1:00 pm EDT
Approx. 60 minutes

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Topic

Join Ashley Cataldo, AAS curator of manuscripts, and Meredith Neuman, associate professor at Clark University, for a lively presentation on early New England manuscript culture. Presenters will showcase a variety of genres, including diaries, correspondence, account books, deeds, sermon notes, notebooks, annotations, and more. They will explore other intriguing features of manuscripts from the period, including shorthand and curious preservation issues. This hour-long webinar is for both new and experienced researchers who want to expand their knowledge of early manuscript culture, as well as members of the general public who have an interest in early New England history and culture.

About Our Hosts

Ashley Cataldo is AAS curator of manuscripts. Meredith Neuman, author of Jeremiah’s Scribes: Creating Sermon Literature in Puritan New England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013), was elected a member of AAS in 2012.

 

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Noah Newman to John Cotton, March 14, 1676. Curwen Family Papers, AAS

 

Searching the Catalog Webinars

Amy Tims, AAS Cataloging Initiatives Librarian, is hosting webinars on various aspects of searching and navigating AAS’s catalog (http://catalog.mwa.org/).

Searching the catalog webinars are held on Zoom and include time for an open Q & A.

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These webinars have been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor

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