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NEH Supports Digitization of 17th- and 18th-century Manuscripts

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the Rare Book & Manuscript Library a grant of $300,000 to digitize and make available on the World Wide Web a collection of approximately 1,000 European and American manuscripts from 1601 to 1800. This two-year project builds on and expands the work of a proposal funded by the NEH in 2009 to digitize Penn's Western manuscripts dated before 1601, which has produced the Web site Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts. Read the full press release.

Drawings of brewers, shepherds, and a Gordion knot by Melchior Adam Pastorius
Origin: Middle Franconia, Germany, ca. 1695-1702

For more information:
Nancy Shawcross, Curator of Manuscripts