Why Do We Collect Manuscripts?

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Publication Date: January 31, 2019
By Shapell Manuscript Foundation
Runtime: 1.23 minutes

People who are interested in history collect manuscripts because they want to know what somebody was really like. When you look at a letter, you’re looking at what was going on in a person’s life – what did this feel like to the person experiencing it at that time – and before you know it, you have a whole world coming alive.