material culture

Before next weekend’s Boston Antiquarian Book Fair, why not head to Massachusetts a few days early to attend a lecture on the tools the Brontë sisters used to compose their novels. Associate Director and Curator of Collections at Rare Book School Barbara Heritage will discuss her

Rosin-8_600.jpgSan Marino, CA — A spectacular trove of thousands of valentines and related

Next week, Bates College graduate Nick Basbanes '65 revisits his old Maine stomping grounds to give a talk exploring the impact of paper on books and culture. Though not speaking at his alma mater, Basbanes will be 22 miles down the road, at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Entitled, "On Materiality: A Cultural Consideration of Paper and

LivingBook.jpgPhiladelphia, PA--April 24, 2017--The Library Company of Philadelphia is excited to

Two new books take the study of American material culture to the masses by highlighting the country's iconic objects--a fragment of Plymouth rock, a presidential button, a soldier's footlocker--and using them to brief readers on an historical event.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—May 8, 2013—Remnants of Everyday Life: Historical Ephemera in the Workplace, Street, and Home highlights the Library Company's vast collection of ephemera from the 18th to the early 20th century. With materials ranging from throw-away items to finely printed works, Remnants of Everyday Life considers the cultural impact of advancements in mass

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