Author: Jana Dambrogio

How to make an inexpensive book cradle for your treasures

Book cradles are a type of support that help to reduce stress on the spine of a book, stress that over...

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Recent Activities for Curation & Preservation Services

Members from Curation and Preservation Services (CPS), had the opportunity this semester to participate in several outreach activities. Off campus, we visited the...

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Wunsch Lab intern blogs about working with the Peterson Telegraphy Collection

By guest contributor, Leslie To During my time as an intern working on MIT’s Peterson Telegraphy Collection, I got to look...

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Dandy Roll: A Papermaking Security Device

When we hold a sheet of paper to the light, sometimes we can see designs, letters or symbols embedded in it....

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Adventurer in Light and Color: Stained glass exhibit

Stop by the Jackson Homestead in Historic Newton before the end of July to catch the “Charles J. Connick: Adventurer in...

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Cambridge Science Festival: Letterlocking at MIT

Many thanks to the 100+participants including families, students, colleagues, faculty, and staff members who visited the MIT Libraries letterlocking table in Lobby 10...

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Giant letter to be locked shut April 23, Lobby 10, 12:30pm

Come celebrate the Cambridge Science Festival with the MIT Libraries. Visit our table in Lobby 10 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 to learn...

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Books & Beasts: Parchment Identification from Animal Protein Analysis

Rare Book Program Manager Stephen Skuce (left) discusses the illuminated parchment pages of MIT’s 15th century manuscript Book of Hours with visitors Stephen J....

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Historic Letterlocking: The Art and Secrecy of Letterwriting

Would you like to have your very own “locked letter”? One that’s based on a historic manuscript letter folding format used...

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