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American Philosophical Society
Preserving Useful Knowledge: A History of Collections Care at the APS Library: Transactions, APS (Vol. 111, Part 1)
This book traces the history of collections care at the American Philosophical Society (APS) as revealed through its minute books, treasurers’ receipts, and librarians’ correspondence. It also examines the physical evidence presented by books and documents that were repaired by former restorers and conservators, including Library of Congress manuscript restorer William Berwick, book and manuscript restorer Carol Rugh (later Caorlyn Horton), and the Society’s first full-time conservator, Willman Spawn. Their painstaking repairs, which have not always aged well, present both a vital historical record and an ongoing challenge for today’s conservators. Illus.
Murchison in Moray: A Geologist on Home Ground, With Correspondence of Roderick Impey Murchison & Rev. Dr. George Gordon of Birnie (Transaction 85-3)
Confucian Feminist: Memoirs of Zeng Baosun (1893-1978) (Transaction 92-1)
Artist at Work: Narrative Technique in Chretien de Troyes: Transactions, APS (vol. 78, part 4)
Theater of Man: J. L. Vives on Society (Transaction 88-2)
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