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HISTORY IN YOUR HAND. John M. Taylor
(Manuscript Society).

HISTORY IN YOUR HAND.

Fifty Years of the Manuscript Society
Westport CT: Praeger, (1997). 8vo. cloth. x, 171, (3) pages. Fifty Years of the Manuscript Society. More than a half-century has passed since the founding of The Manuscript Society in Chicago in 1948. To help commemorate this important milestone, the Society commissioned former president John M. Taylor, the author of six acclaimed books in the fields of history and biography, to write a definitive history of the Society. Distributed by Oak Knoll Press for the..... READ MORE

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Contents

Foreword by John D. Haskell....................................vii

Acknowledgments................................................IX

Chapter 1 A Meeting in Chicago.................................I

Chapter 2 Ford's Theatre and Other Capers......................9

Chapter 3 "History in Your Hand"...............................17

Chapter 4 David and Goliath: The Lewis and Clark Case..........25

Chapter 5 Growing Pains........................................33

Chapter 6 Expanding Horizons...................................39

Chapter 7 The Winds of Change..................................45

Chapter 8 "A Serengeti Watering Hole"..........................53

Chapter 9 The Harding Papers...................................61

Chapter 10 Triumph and Disaster................................67

Chapter 11 The Book............................................75

Chapter 12 Some Challenges of the 1970s........................81

Chapter 13 A New Constitution..................................91

Chapter 14 The Life Member.....................................99

Chapter 15 New Fields..........................................107

Chapter 16 The Society in the 1990s............................115

Chapter 17 Word Shadows of the Great...........................125 

Appendix A Presidents of the Manuscript Society................133

Appendix B Manuscript Society Policy on Replevin...............135

Appendix C What Should I Do with My Collection?................137

Notes..........................................................151

Recommended Reading............................................161

Index..........................................................163